Best Torque Wrench – Top Picks Reviewed & Rated (2021)

In a sea of mediocre products, it is hard to identify the best torque wrench. That’s what inspired us to create this guide to finding a torque wrench that suits your needs. Before we get started let’s briefly talk about what these reviews and buyer’s guide offer you, the reader. For a start we will […]

How to use a drill press – Tips & Safety

Drill press in use

The drill press allows you to make holes in a work-piece in a controlled and precise manner. As far as the construction of the drill press goes, it has only a few main parts that you need to understand. The base, work-table, column, and the head of the drill press are the main parts. The […]

Best Drill Press in 2021 – Reviews & Top Picks

Benchtop drill press style

If you’re looking at buying a new drill press, you are in the right place. Browse through our drill press reviews before making a decision. Our aim is to help you get the best value for money by giving you everything you need to make a well informed choice resulting in you owning the best […]

The Different Parts of A Bench Vise

When you’re working with wood, or metal in your garage you’re going to need to clamp it at some point, and the perfect tool for the job is the bench vise. At first glance the bench vise appears to be a very simple tool. All you do is turn the handle one direction to clamp […]

Best Adjustable Wrench – Top Models Compared & Reviewed (2021)

An adjustable wrench is an important part of any handyman’s tool collection. Furthermore having  a good adjustable wrench is often the difference between a job being easy and a job being hard. Adjustable wrenches are sometimes called “crescent wrenches”, however crescent wrench is actually just a particular brand of adjustable wrench and is the same […]

Best Framing Hammer – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide (2021)

For contractors, especially builders there are some tools which are simply must-haves. The framing hammer is one of these. The best framing hammer is subjective, yet most people who work with them have often settled on one brand for various reasons. If you’re still on the market looking for a good framing hammer then this […]

4 Best Ball Peen Hammers

Finding the best ball peen hammer (Also known as a ball-pein hammer, or a Machinists hammer) involves choosing a tool that is perfect for the projects you work on. There are a variety of factors to consider when looking for a good ball peen hammer, and in this article we will help you out by […]

Top 5 Best Hard Hat Reviews (2021)

From manufacturing to engineering and job sites to factories, the hard hat is an essential piece of personal protective equipment. There are many applications where a hard hat comes in handy and can mean the difference between a nasty head injury and a minor accident. With so many brands offering hard hats, how do you […]

Best Hard Hat Light – top picks (2021)

The best hard hat light is an important thing to have when you’re wearing a hard hat, as it serves its purpose by giving light without the use of your hands (unlike a torch which requires the use of your hands). A hard hat head headlamp, also known as a hard hat light is great […]

Best Jigsaw for the Money – 2021 Reviews

The Jigsaw is a tool which deserves a place in everyone’s tool collection. They are great at creating smooth cuts in wood, they’re very versatile, and relatively easy to get started with. But not all models are created equal. Some are high quality and great to use, while other cheaper models are prone to excessive […]

3 Best Tool Chest Drawer Liners

If you’ve ever experienced one of the days when you go to grab a tool from your tool chest, but find yourself scrambling through a mess for minutes just to find that one tool or socket that you need. Then you need some tool chest drawer liners. This can save you from ever having to […]

Best Wire Strippers – top picks in 2021

If you need to strip wires there’s a large variety of tools you can use, but none can properly replace a good pair of wire strippers. Wire strippers are specifically designed to remove the rubber coating from the outside of a wire, which leaves the wire still intact without the rubber sheath left on it. […]

Best Bench Vise for the Money – Buyer’s Guide

Whatever it is you do in your workshop, chances are you will need a bench vise. Having the best bench vise is quite likely absolutely crucial to getting your work done efficiently. We aim to help make your buying decision easier if you’re on the market for one. So you’re in the right place if […]

Angle Grinder Safety Guide

An angle grinder is the most useful tool for grinding, removing, cutting and polishing all sorts of materials like steel, concrete, tile or brick. It has a powerful electric motor that spins at a very high velocity. There are two types of disks used on an angle grinder, cutting disks and grinding disks. Cutting disks […]

Best Hand Saw – top picks for 2021

We’ve created this guide to help you get the best hand saw for your needs, and your budget. Read on to go over all the details you must consider before you buy. The best hand saw will be durable and last a long time while still keeping its teeth sharp. It will also be made […]

Top tips to stay safe while woodworking

As far as hobbies go wood working is one of the safest, and most rewarding ones you could possibly do. That is provided you take into account some of the basic safety tips/precautions that we cover in this article. They are easy to remember and easy enough to implement in your workshop, so be sure […]

Best Angle Grinders – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

An angle grinder is an essential tool for every handyman to have. If you don’t already own one, but are looking to buy one then you’re in the right place. Read carefully through our angle grinder reviews before you take the leap and buy, so you can be sure you get the best angle grinder […]

Best Drill Press Vise – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Drill press vises are used to secure the work piece so that it stays firmly in place while you’re drilling. So as you can imagine there’s a large variety of applications for a good drill press vise. Some vises use miter gauge slots to stay in place and some others clamp to the table. The […]

How to clean the chuck on your drill press

A picture showing a chuck on a drill press

  As I’ve mentioned in other articles on this site a drill press is a very versatile tool which can serve as a sander, and much more. In order to operate it efficiently and perform these tasks well the chuck must be in good shape. If you don’t know what the chuck is, it’s the […]

Best Hacksaw – top picks in 2021

Finding the best hacksaw can be a daunting task. With the number of options available on the market, and the sheer amount of marketing BS out there it’s hard to know which one is going to give you good value for money. That’s where we come in with this guide to finding the best hacksaw. […]

Craftsman 12 inch drill press review

The Craftsman 12″ drill press packs a good bang for your buck, considering it features high end specs like digital depth readout, a powerful motor, and great speed settings. Many pros and newbies, DIYers and woodworkers all regard this machine highly, and Craftsman is also a very reputable brand that has been in the industry […]

Delta 18-900L 18 inch Drill Press Review

You can’t go further than the Delta 18-900L if you’re looking for a top-end drill press that has some serious power and performance. At a large size of 18 inches, and being equipped with an advanced laser guidance crosshair guidance system this really is a top of the line model, great for for professionals but […]

Shop Fox W1668 review

The Shop Fox W1668 is a breeze to use and operate for the everyday DIY task or for the more advanced professional jobs. This machine definitely has sufficient power and speed. It is also a very versatile drill press able to comfortably tackle a large variety of tasks because it is powered by a 3/4 horsepower […]

SKIL 3320-01 Review

The SKIL 3320-01 is a high quality and high precision machine. When ordinary doesn’t make the cut in terms of accuracy and precision that is when you need something like the 10-inch 3.2 amp SKIL 3320 drill press. To see if this is the best drill press for you, continue on through our detailed “Pros […]

WEN 4208 Review

The WEN 4208 may be perfect for you, if you are browsing for a capable yet compact drill press for your garage or workshop that has all the features of a top end machine at an affordable price. For the price, the quality and performance of the WEN 4208 is unbeatable.   Pros: Powerful 5-speed, able […]

Power Saws vs the Hand Saw

There’s a right situation for every tool, but knowing when to use a hand saw and when to use some kind of power saw isn’t always as simple as it seems. In this article we take a close look at the differences between these tools, as well as some of the pros and cons you […]

Mini Drill Press – Buyer’s Guide & Reviews

A mini drill press may be the best bet for you if you intend to work with small objects like circuitry or jewellery. A notable advantage of the mini drill press is that it’s very compact and highly portable. This is because the drilling surface/table is the same part of the machine as the supportive […]

Best Belt Sander Reviews in 2021

Is a belt sander of any use to a woodworker? Such a question shouldn’t exist because belt sanders are essential for woodworking. In this tech-savvy era, it’s a matter of concern if you do not spot sanders in a woodworking shop. These tools not only ease your task but also produce efficient results in a […]

Best Staple Gun – Top Models Reviewed & Rated (2021)

The staple gun is a hand tool for stapling, and in fact this tool is not limited to just stapling paper like some might have thought. A good staple gun can put staples into a variety of different materials like plastic, and wood. The staple  gun comes in a wide array of different styles, models, […]

5 Best Random Orbital Sanders (2021)

Random orbital sanders are hand-held power tools in which blades deliver a random-orbit action. This means that the angle of rotation of the head and disc is variable. They are typically used for sanding and are relatively different from standard belt sanders due to their random orbit sanding pattern, which is produced by the simultaneous […]

Best Work Gloves – Detailed Reviews & Buyer’s Guide for 2021

For most industrial jobs and even some household tasks, it is a necessity to wear gloves as an added safety measure to prevent cuts, splinters, and burns. But with engineering and innovation, wearing gloves is no longer a chore but a way to enhance accuracy and grip when working. Gardeners, woodworkers, artists, and hunters, almost […]

Best Digital Caliper – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide (2021)

digital calipers

Those of you that partake in hobbies which require precise and accurate measuring will likely need a good digital caliper. Calipers which you read the measurement yourself with no digital numbers are also common (and cheaper) however a good pair of digital calipers has some major advantages over these. In this article we concentrate on […]