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How To Correctly Sanitize Your N95 Mask

by Chris     April 27, 2020    
How To Correctly Sanitize Your N95 Mask

Due to the shortage of N95 respirators and similar masks people have had to turn to reusing the masks or filters they would normally throw away. There are a lot of ideas floating around the internet about how to best disinfect an N95 respirator, but instead of believing what Average Joe had to say, I decided to reach out to the mask manufacturer that makes the ELIPSE mask I use for work and ask them directly. Here is what they had to say.

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Milwaukee Announces New PACKOUT Organizer Ratchet and Socket Sets

by Chris     April 27, 2020    
Milwaukee Tool 48-22-9486

You will soon be able to purchase Milwaukee Tool Ratchet and Socket sets that use the Milwaukee PACKOUT Low-Profile Organizers as their storage cases. The new PACKOUT sets include both SAE and Metric options. The PACKOUT Organizers used in these sets are compatible with the complete Milwaukee PACKOUT Modular Storage System, which has grown to include 20 modular storage solutions.

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Starbond CA Glue Review and Discount Code

by Chris     September 23, 2019    
Starbond Glue Selection

We live in busy times as it is so when I finally have time to work on a project, whether it is woodworking or just fixing stuff around the house, the last thing I want is to have to wait for the glue to dry before I can move onto the next step. So when Starbond reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out their fast curing CA glues, I was more than happy to give them a try.

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MB HydroCalc - Masterblend Hydroponic Calculator App

by Chris     June 28, 2019    
MB HydroCalc Andriod App

A few years ago I made a free online hydroponic fertilizer calculator specifically for mixing Masterblend 4-18-38 fertilizer, with Calcium Nitrate, and Magnesium Sulfate in the correct ratios for any size water container to grow vegetables. Today, I am happy to announce that the hydroponic calculator is now a free Andriod App.

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Homemade Dowel Making Jig

by Chris     August 15, 2012    
Make A Dowel Maker

When you are working with exotic woods it is not always easy to find matching dowel stock. You might be able to find something from a specialty store online, but if you are in a hurry, good luck finding it at your local store. The best way to find dowel stock to match your project is to make your own

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Kreg Makes A Track Saw The Right Way

by Chris     February 21, 2019    
Kreg Adaptive Cutting System Kit

Finally, someone has made a Track Saw the right way, and by "right", I actually mean left. What I actually mean is that Kreg has come out with a new Track Saw System and they have gone against the norm by using a blade-left design—something I have been complaining about for years. The new Kreg Track Saw is more than just the saw though;  the saw is only part of the Kreg Adaptive Cutting System, designed to replace a table saw and even a miter saw for certain tasks.

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$55 Makita Dust Cyclone Is Only $12 on eBay (from China)

by Chris     November 28, 2018    
$55 Makita Dust Cyclone Is Only $12 on eBay (from China)

Stuart over at ToolGuyd posted an article about a new dust cyclone attachment (199553-5) for Makita cordless vacuums that separates the dust before it has a chance to clog the dust filter. The nifty little accessory attaches inline between the extension "wand" and the handheld vacuum unit to act as the first stage of fine dust collection before the main bag. There is one problem though; the Makita Dust Cyclone is currently priced at $55 on Amazon, yet looks nearly identical to one that can be found on eBay for as little as $12.

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Finally! Cordless Tools You Can Plug In - Metabo HPT

by Chris     November 08, 2018    
Finally! Cordless Tools You Can Plug In - Metabo HPT

We all love the idea of cordless versions of our favorite benchtop power tools that we can use out in the field, but we are less thrilled about what happens when these power-hungry tools drain the battery. Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) has launched a brand new line of MultiVolt power tools that address this issue. If you run out of power, simply plug the cordless tool to into a wall outlet.

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New Seek Shot and Seek ShotPRO Cameras from Seek Thermal

by Chris     November 01, 2018    
New Seek Shot and Seek ShotPRO Cameras from Seek Thermal

Seek Thermal, a leader in thermal imaging technology, has announced the launch of two new products designed to serve the needs of commercial trade professionals. The new Seek Shot and Seek ShotPRO are two handheld thermal cameras that can detect heat, which allows professionals to identify potential issues on the job.

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