How To's

Tools in Action has a variety of “How To’s” articles to help make your life easier.  Some of these articles are simple projects around your home, while other articles are How To’s for power tools and more.  We have simple tips and about keeping your lawn green to other articles such as how to seal concrete.  We even have articles about snowblower tune ups.  If you take a look at our Power Tool Forum, there are a ton of How To’s by professionals and very savvy homeowners.  If you are not part of the Tools in Action Crew, head over to the forum.  There are so many great people who are willing and eager to lend a hand and help walk you through various projects.  Do you have a How To that you want to share?  You can either post it on the forum or contact us and let us know.  Who knows, maybe your work will be on Tools in Action for the whole world to see.

How to Check and Replace a Smoke Detector / CO Battery

Smoke and CO detectors need the battery replaced twice a year.  Most smoke detectors need to be replaced every 10 years and CO detectors may...

How to Cut a Door to Size

Ahhhh the smell of new carpeting.  Who doesn't love that smell, well besides the guys who lay carpeting everyday.  OK,  you have new carpeting...

Low Water Pressure Problem

We take water for granted.  We turn on the faucet, the water comes out, we shut it off and we are off to something...

Screws vs Nails

Why are there so many fasteners on the market.  We have screws, nails, staples, glue, velcro and so many other ways to fasten things...

How to Install a Chimney Cap

  Not too long ago we did a project about installing a Blaze King Fireplace which also required us to install a DuraVent liner.  This...

OneProjectCloser.com – How To Build A Concrete Patio

Ethan over at OneProjectCloser.com did a long write up on how to build a concrete patio.  It is not your normal write up, he...
Weller Solder iron

A guide to better soldering from Weller

I like to solder, its one of those skills that takes patience and practice and when done right, it creates a strong bond.  Another...

How to Winterize your Lawnmower – 7 items to know

Winter is coming so now might be a good time to go over how to winterize your lawnmower.  I know this is something we would...

MIG Welding Basics 101 – Part 3 – Laying the Bead

Ok, so it only took me a month to figure out a project to do for my first welding experience.  I looked around and...

5 Items to Look for when Buying a Pressure Washer – Pressure Washer Buying...

  Our goal this year was to do a pressure washer shoot out, but if you know Dan and myself, we tend to be a...

Dremel is Tackling America’s To-Do List – How To Install a Gutter Guard

Dremel is one of the most popular tools out there for the DIY crowd and now they are going to take your input and...

Gutter Maintenance, Cleaning and Repairing

    We have received a lot of emails lately about people having problems with their gutters and other problems that are associated with gutters, so...

Water Leaks From Faulty Chimney Flashing.

We have heard quite a bit about water leaking in through roofs right around where the chimneys are in many homes. Because of all...

How To Chose The Right Adhesive

Some woodworkers don't spend much time thinking about adhesives until they don't work. But finding out a little bit more about different types of adhesives makes sense for...

How To Shop For Power Drills For New Users

When looking at any new power tools, whether it be a power drill or anything else, the first question you should ask yourself is...

Controlling Furnace Airflow For Better Heating And Cooling

There are basic tips you should be aware of when heating or cooling your home to get great comfort. In addition, when that heating...

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