Tools and Hardware
How to load a Craftsman 16-gauge nail gun: Sometimes, it can be hard to figure out -- especially when the written directions are of little help! Find out the secret in less than a minute!
Joist hangers: Building a deck or porch? Here's an easy way to get joist hangers to fit snugly, squarely and evenly against rim joists and/or ledger boards.
Removing long joists alone: If you need to remove a long joist single-handedly, here's an easy way you can do it by yourself without any help.
Snowblower: Change the oil in your snowblower (4-cycle engines). It's less complicated than it looks, but you may need to use a little ingenuity. Sometimes, draining the oil can be messy.
Part 1: Make sure your lawnmower blade stays sharp. A dull blade will tear the grass and leave it exposed to disease. Hardware stores also provide this service for a minimal charge.
Part 2: If your lawnmower has a four-cycle engine, you'll need to change the oil regularly. If you don't, you could end up changing your lawnmower regularly!
Part 3: Changing the air filter will help keep your mower operating at peak efficiency. You may be able to remove dirt buildup with compressed air.
Part 4: Don't forget to lubricate your mower's moving parts. It's a simple but often overlooked task and can prevent trouble -- such as rusted or broken parts -- down the road.
Part 5: Change the spark plug in seconds using a spark plug socket wrench and a spark plug gap gauge. Spark plugs are readily available at your home center or hardware store.