If you have a skill saw, table saw, power miter saw or a radial arm saw in your workshop, the day will come when you will need to replace the blade. It’s a lot like the tires on your car – you don’t give them much thought as long as they function. But over time, performance degrades and eventually you just have to replace them.
It can be a bit tricky to fasten pictures and shelves to your walls, particularly if the item you are hanging is heavy or needs to hold a heavy load. Drywall has limited strength and the studs in the wall just never seem to line up with the spot you want to hang something on. Fortunately there are a number of clever and useful hangers that can solve most any hanging problem. The option you choose will depend on the type of hanging and the weight involved.
Ever wonder about difference between super glue, crazy glue, instant glue and CA glue? Actually, they’re just different names for the same product. The technical name is “cyanoacrylate”. CA glue really is “super” – a one square inch bonding of cyanoacrylate can hold about a ton.
Most of us don’t give a lot of thought to drilling, but all holes are not created equal. There is a big difference between punching a hole in a 2×4 and boring a precise hole for furniture joinery or a hinge. It’s easy to get a hole that is out of round or has splintered edges. To drill a satisfactory hole, you need the right type of drill bit.