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Zachary Drumm

Zachary Drumm worked through college building homes and flipping cars. Now, he's sharing what he learned about tools on this blog.

Best Plasma Cutters – Top Picks, Comparisons, Reviews & Guide For 2020

The 10 Best Plasma Cutters 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks How does 40,000 degrees in the palm of your hand sound? Excited? Welcome to the world of plasma cutters.  Plasma cutters feed a high-speed stream of gas through a negative electrode. This creates a powerful stream of plasma that makes metal-cutting a breeze.  According to a study by Miller, Plasma cutters improve productivity and reduce the cost of cutting. It also requires no preheat, …

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The Best Catalytic Cleaners (Including How to Clean Catalytic Converter Without Removing)

Best Catalytic Converter Cleaners that Work If the sluggish engine performance for the past six months hasn’t been a big enough hint, now the check engine light flashes on, and you get that dreaded P0420 (or PO430) code readout stating that your number 2 manifold catalytic converter is having issues.  Damn it.  Catalytic Converters contain precious metals that help remove toxins from the exhaust of gasoline engines. In doing so, they reduce harmful emission levels. …

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Hercules Miter Saw Review 2020

What’s this? A blue saw? In a world dominated by Dewalt yellow, the Hercules Miter Saw is making waves with their striking blue brand color and well-built products. This is a cheaper miter saw that offers many the same benefits as the high-end saws and seems to have the engineering to back it up.  I’m convinced that this is about the best miter saw you can buy for the home DIYer and weekend warrior. And …

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Best Distributor for 350 Chevrolets

What is the Best HEI Distributor for 350 Chevrolets? I dug in and spent hours talking to pros, doing the research, and figuring out the differences between the competing models.  HEI — or High Energy Ignition — refers to the design introduced by GM in 1974 that combines the ignition coil with the distributor.  The more compression you have and the higher the RPMs that you run, the more important it is that you have …

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Best Truck Battery (Product and Brand Reviews)

You get a call that your sister is stuck in a snowdrift on the side of the road and needs a tow. You say you’ll be there in 10 minutes.  As you rush out to start your truck, you are met with no response. It’s dead.  And the tow trucks are an hour away.  Here is the best car battery I recommend for truck use. Get a truck battery with enough power for -40 degree …

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Best Heavy Duty Staplers – 2020 Reviews

Most of the time, we discuss tools. However, staplers are one of those items that span both the tool category and the office supply category.  For this list, I want to discuss the best heavy duty staplers that can handle hundreds of sheets of paper and thick stacks of paper. Then, I also want to discuss the heavy-duty construction staplers used to secure tarps and garage sale signs.  My goal is to speed up your …

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Best Chevy 350 Camshafts for Power, Endurance, Drag and Street Racing

Choosing a camshaft is one of the most over-thought, over-researched, and over-argued topics. It’s a large expense, and it not only determines your engine’s performance but also what other costs you will need to invest in lifters. The beauty of the old V-8 Camshafts is that they accept the widest range of variations and modifications. Unless you are going with a stock camshaft, you will need to plan on replacing the valves and springs as …

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Reviews Of The Best Trailer Hitch Locks (2020)

When your towing vehicle is disconnected from your trailer, you need to ensure that the trailer is secured, as well as the hitch on your vehicle.  Recently, I learned that not all trailer hitch locks are built the same.  We entered the gate code and pulled around to our camper trailer.  Actually, this time there was no camper trailer, only an empty spot.  We talked for a minute. Had we brought our camper back? When …

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Best Shocks For Towing & Hauling With Better Handling

Are you willing to risk your life for your load? We’ve all been there, towing a heavy trailer that has to get to a job site before 5 am.  But after a couple of trips, it’s time to invest in better rear shocks that can increase your vehicle’s safety and handling when towing a heavy load. All it takes is one stray animal running out in front of you before you realize how much life-changing …

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Top 10 Pressure Washing Hoses That Won’t Mark Your Driveway

Is your hose long enough? Are you going to buy a replacement hose that will fail after one season?  Most pressure washers come with a short, 20 to 30-foot-long hose that is designed for residential use. Whether you’re a homeowner or a professional working on a bigger project, you’ll appreciate having a longer hose. Long hoses will need a hose reel. Our hose reel guide has some excellent solutions. Most professionals have a large reel …

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