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 Attic Antenna

Many of us have switched to Youtube TV and Netflix for our entertainment. However, you still want to pick up the local channels. Indoor Antennas tend to be limited. But Outdoor Antennas are hard to install. The Attic Antenna offers the best of both worlds. Growing up in rural Missouri, I understand how hard it is to get a signal anytime you are more than 30 miles out of town. We became quite resourceful in …

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The Best EVAP Smoke Machines

The Best EVAP Smoke Machines For Vacuum Leak Detection Evap leaks can be one of the hardest things to trace down. The constant misfire codes and the fuel/air mixture problems that they cause can be absolutely maddening. 9 of the top 10 Engine DTC OBDII codes can be diagnosed with a good smoke tester. Is it an O2 Sensor (PO171-P0175) or a Vacuum leak? Is it a Misfire (P0300-P0305) or a compression leak? With the right EVAP Smoke machine, you can cut …

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Best Shocks for Trucks

There comes a time to replace your shocks or to install shock upgrades in your truck. This is especially true if you want to improve the off-road handling or load handling of your truck. Shock absorbers are simple tubes with pistons that work against the hydraulic fluid. Tiny holes in the piston rods allow hydraulic fluid to slip buy at a slow rate, dampening the vehicle’s movements. This helps them work against the truck’s suspension …

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Salvaging Free or Cheap Lumber

Cheap Lumber Through Scavenging You have unlimited creativity. If you could only find free wood. While free wood is basically impossible to find, here are some top places to look for wood that you can repurpose or salvage. Keep in mind that you ate exchanging your labor and skill with power tools for the wood. You are going to spend countless late nights researching possible spots for wood, and phone calls to track them down. There …

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Best Fuel Caddy For Mechanics & Farmers

Best Fuel Caddy For Your Shop Fuel caddies are important for used fuel handling when draining gas tanks prior to servicing the fuel pump or a damaged tank. A gas caddy is a fuel tank that is attached to a hand pump or electric pump. They make it easy to siphon gas out of a tank and store it until you are ready to put it back into another tank. When it comes time to drop a gas …

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Best Welding Tables For 2020 | Increase Profitability

The Best Welding Tables: Stationary, Portable, or Ergonomic? A welding table will speed up your work. If you are getting paid by the piece, then a strong table will give you the foundation for you to get increase your revenue. Ergonomic welding tables let you work day after day with fewer missed sick days from back pain. If you visit any fabrication shop, you’ll notice that their staff have been provided with top-quality welding tables for …

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Best Side Window Deflectors, Visors & Rain Guards

Top 5 Best Car Window Deflectors & Vent Visors Are wind deflectors worth it? We recently went through the best wind deflectors and discussed whether they are worth it. If you want to unlock an entirely new level of comfort, you need to give these a closer look.  Side window deflectors are easy to install, and they cost surprisingly little. Once installed, they let you cool the car with the windows down while keeping the wind out of …

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Best In-House Tornado Shelters

I’ll always remember the day the Joplin tornado hit. The sky looked especially bad, the sky was lit up in that scary green color, and the clouds were darker than normal. It was one of those storm fronts that you knew was bringing bad news. We quickly left our apartment and headed towards the nearby tornado shelter, just to be safe. As we searched the news for a weather update, we heard the news about …

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Best UV Lights for HVAC Systems

I recently had a friend asking about UV for his HVAC system. I’ve got to say, and it piqued my interest. Even though we aren’t sure that UV kills Coronavirus, it seems like all of us are thinking about the “bad bugs” and what we can do to protect ourselves.  We’ve known that dust is a bad problem for HVAC systems. Most of us don’t change their air filters as we should. Even if we …

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Best Fiber Cement Shears For Cutting Siding

Best Fiber Cement Shears Fiber cement siding holds up much better, but its durability also makes it more difficult to work with. You need a good pair of fiber cement shears to get the job done faster. While a lot of people use jigsaws with carbide blades or circular saws for cutting fiberboard, these saws create much more dust. Shears are safer, create less dust, and offer you the maximum control to help you get straight cuts. …

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