Electrical Hazard Prevention

It wasn’t until the late 19th century that electricity was actually used by the public. Now we use electricity without giving it a second thought. After all, we grew up with it in our homes. But electricity and safety should go hand in hand. Here are some electrical safety tips … Continue reading

Terms of the Trade: What Is a Lopper?

Loppers are shears used for pruning twigs and branches that are less than 2 inches in diameter. As compared to pruning shears, loppers have longer handles and require two hands for use. There are two kinds of loppers–bypass and anvil. Bypass loppers work like scissors with two blades passing next … Continue reading

DIY Skills From a Dad to a Grad

Father’s day and graduations have been lumped together by the marketers of family dinners and retail knickknacks, but as a dad of a recent grad, I saw the team-up as an opportunity for imparting some fatherly survival advice (or delivering what could be my last lecture). As you graduates leave … Continue reading

Terms of the Trade: What Is WD-40?

You would be hard-pressed to find a DIYer without a can of this in their garage or tool kit. WD-40 is known as the “can with a thousand uses,” and for good reason. The lubricant displaces water and penetrates oil, making it perfect for everything from greasing hinges and removing … Continue reading