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Tips of the Trades
Tips of the Trades
Clever tips and tricks for jobs and tasks across the trades
Pro Tip: The Best Way to Clean Drywall Knives
There's an easy solution for when your drywall knives get coated in caked-on mud.
Pro Tip: Create an Allen Wrench Driver
Turn allen wrenches into an entirely new tool with this clever tip.
Mobile Marketing: A Guide to Truck and Trailer Decals
A detailed guide to fitting your vehicle with decals
Pro Tip: How to Get Teflon Tape Into Tight Spaces
It can be difficult to roll out teflon tape in tight spaces. Learn a great way to get the job done here.
Pro Tip: Remove Rusted and Stuck Bolts Without Heat
Check out this tip demonstrating how to loosen a particularly stubborn bolt.
Pro Tip: Cope With a Jigsaw
Cutting with a jigsaw is a fast, efficient way to cope trim.
Pro Tip: Toe-Nailing Made Easy
Start from the opposite direction to achieve toe-nailing accuracy.
Pro Tip: Fix A Banged-up Bolt
Try this trick before tossing banged-up bolts.
Pro Tip: Stuck With A Stripped Screw? Check Out This Trick
Stripped screw? Instead of panicking, remove the bit from your drill.
Pro Tip: Control Dust While Cutting Tile
Keep dust out of the air and your lungs by turning a five-gallon bucket into a tile cutting station.
Pro Tip: See The Cut Line More Clearly
Defining the line will lead to better cuts and better copes.
Pro Tip: Prevent Theft By Marking Up Your Tools
Mark your tools to prevent jobsite confusion and discourage potential thieves.
Pro Tip: Why Construction Pros Should Save Their Shoeboxes
Getting dust in your eyes is not productive and potentially dangerous. Learn an easy way to prevent it here.
Pro Tip: How To Scribe With a Tape Measure
Scribing a straight line with nothing but a tape measure and a pencil is a great way to save time on the job and avoid using unnecessary tools. It's also an essential skill that every...
Pro Tip: Trouble Pulling A Nail? Grab A Block
Learn how to pull a long nail with a short hammer claw.
Pro Tip: Why Lip Balm on Screws Can Be a Good Idea
Driving screws into hard wood can be a tough chore. Learn an easy fix here.
6 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Paint Sprayer
Follow these tips from a painting expert to extend the life and performance of your paint sprayer.
Pro Tip: How To Make Your Own Shims
Shims are one of a carpenters most commonly used tools. So what should you do if you run out? Watch this video for a quick fix!
The Quickest Way to Remove Lint From Paint Rollers
A quick and simple way to remove lint and fuzz from paint roller covers
Cut Metal Safely On a Miter Saw
Check out this tip for safely cutting pieces of metal on a miter saw.
How To Make 45-degree Bandsaw Cuts
Unlock your bandsaw's potential with this easy trick for 45-degree angles.
Stops for Your Table Saw Workbench
Try this ingenious method for holding your project in place while planing or sanding on your table saw workbench.
Easiest Way to Fix Frayed Straps
Frayed straps are difficult to feed through ratchets. Here’s how to make the ends good as new.
How to Stain Unfinished Wood with Used Coffee Grounds
No need to buy a stain for your next woodworking project. It only takes a few common household ingredients: steel wool, coffee grounds, and vinegar.
Pound In A Pilot Hole
The best tip for drilling holes in concrete exactly where you want them
Pro Tip: The Safest Way To Secure A Hook-less Tow Strap
This ingenious towing tip will have you asking, "Why didn't I ever think of that?"
The Perfect Tool For Leveling Appliances
Learn the best way to level appliances
Why Slanted Pockets Are Better For Construction Pros
Learn more about why tradespeople should buy their jeans made with pockets that are slanted instead of straight across.
The Right Way To Splice Wires
Did you know you've been splicing stranded wire the wrong way all these years? Discover the right way here.
Keep Buckets From Getting Stuck Together
Here's a super simple way to avoid buckets from getting stuck together. And it doesn't require a one-ton truck and a tow strap.
Record Paint Names On Wall Plates
Keeping track of which paint is on which wall can be a pain. Learn this method to make it easier.
Prevent “Slippage” While Sanding
How to prevent pieces of wood from sliding around and flying off during the sanding process
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