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Best Caulking Guns (April 2019): Editor’s Top Picks And Reviews

The best caulking gun is always necessary tool for every homeowner. Everything in your house will be depreciating over time, thus, you need a tool to seal the cracks or gaps on them. Usually, the items we need to seal are a sink, tub, window, damaged wall, basements and other appliance that need to be sealed. The purpose of sealing those objects is to keep the water out.

Buying a cheap caulking gun should not be considered as an option since it tires your hands quickly, wastes your caulk, and usually, leaves a mess. A higher end tool will allow you to squeeze evenly, providing more control for the amount of caulk used.

It also has ergonomic grip so you won’t tire your hands quickly. More importantly, it drips less than the cheap one, so you don’t waste your caulk and create a mess.

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Best Paint Roller Frames (April 2019): Top Editor’s Picks And Reviews

Whether you paint, stain or varnish with normal paint brushes, you might take a lot of time and effort, not to mention the right technique. As a result, we want something easier that takes less of our time so we use paint roller instead.

A paint roller usually helps you accomplish the task faster. However, if you get the one with lousy a frame, instead of saving your time, you’re gonna spend a lot of time pushing the roller cover back to the frame and those awful finishes might get you frustrated in no time.

In this article, we will help you select the best paint roller frame by providing a list of the top paint roller frame so you can base on this list to make your own decisions.

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Best Paint Brushes (April 2019): Editor’s Top 5 Picks And Reviews

Imagine painting a house with low-quality paint brushes and get screwed up the work after a few minutes, then you have to replace that equipment with the new ones, clean up the mess and repaint it all over again, would be painful right? That’s the reason why choosing the best paint brushes is an essential task of painting. 

There are plenty of products come in different shapes, sizes and materials making it difficult to choose the best ones. So today we decided to make a comparison of the best paint brushes for painting to help you to make the right decision and please don't confuse with the artist paint brushes.

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Best Chainsaw (April 2019): Editor’s Top 5 Picks & Reviews

As a self-proclaimed DIYer, I hate cutting wood so much. This type of work produces the loudest noise that makes noise from paint rollers, belt sanders or air compressors sound like a child lullaby. Even more, for added frustration, the chainsaw is usually smelly and oily especially the gasoline one. However, I imagined cutting wood with an axe and started to appreciate the chainsaw.

In modern days, best chainsaws are made quiet, less oil and smelly. I’m referring to the modern electric and battery chainsaws. Even more, they have higher power-to-weight ratio compares to the old model. Depend on your own need, you might want to differentiate clearly between the gasoline and electric ones. Gas chainsaw is for felling tree, while electric chainsaw is for home and yard work.

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  • Updated March 1, 2019
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Best Band Saw Reviews (April 2019): A Complete Woodworking Buying Guide

Have you ever wondered how people make cabriole legs for the table? The only possible way to do so is to use the best band saw to make curvaceous cuts. That’s how you create such an aesthetic table.

Besides cutting curves, a band saw is also capable of cutting square corners, making relief cuts, resawing thick wood, and shaping circular designs. Those are what you can accomplish with the help of a band saw.

However, there are plenty of manufacturers in the band saw an industry that leaves you to wonder what you should purchase. In addition, there are many types of band saws in the market. Moreover, there are various complicated things when talking the features of each band saw.

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  • Updated March 1, 2019
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Best Jigsaw (April 2019): Editor’s Top 4 Picks And Reviews For Woodworkers

I'm someone who has already experienced through many circular saws and band saws. I used to think that jigsaw is a degraded version of band saws. However, I had never been so wrong.

Actually, the best jigsaw can do curve cuts like a band saw. On top of that, it can do many tasks like pocket cuts, inside circular cutouts, trimming inside built-in cabinets or furniture.

Even more, the best jigsaw performs well tasks such as straight cuts, crosscuts, and plunge cuts. Beveling, ripping and making other shapes are easy tasks for the jigsaw.

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  • Updated March 17, 2019
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Best Step Ladder for Multi-Purposes (April 2019): Editor’s Top Picks And Reviews

Sometimes, a paint roller’s reach might not be sufficient to touch the ceilings or high walls, and it could be frustrating. To solve this problem, people use the best step ladder for additional reach. Depend on the height you want to reach, there are particular sizes of ladders for certain heights. The larger the size, the further it can reach.

The moment you step onto the ladder, you put your life at risk. So unless you want the ladder to collapse, pay attention the limit weight capacity of each ladder to see how much weight it can withstand. Also take into consideration the anti-slip feature of the ladder, and the material it is made of.

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Best HVLP Paint Sprayer (April 2019): Editor’s Top 5 Picks & Reviews

Are you looking for the best hvlp paint sprayer? Let me tell you a story. I’m not a smart person because once upon a time, I purchased a whole HVLP (high volume low pressure) paint spray system just to paint… a scratch on my car. Of course, I managed to finish the job with it anyway but it cost me around 300 bucks for that HVLP paint spray system. After that, I put it in my basement and I just used occasionally. About 4 years past, I took it out and realized that it didn’t work anymore.

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Best Artist Paint Brushes 2019 – Editor’s Top 5 Picks & Reviews

Do you know how the artist paint brush affect image quality? Best artist paint brushes are available in various sizes and shapes. The selection of the paint brushes should be based on the type of painting, quality and budget. 

There are water-finish brushes as well as oil-finish brushes. As it is very tough to select the right brush to fulfill your needs, you can go through the well researched Artist Paint Brushes as presented in this article.

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Best Table Saws (April 2019): Editor’s Top 4 Portable Jobsite Brands and Reviews

In this article, I’ll present to you the list of the best table saws in 2019. Before you start, make a checklist based on this illustration to ensure your safety.

As blood was spitting all over my friend’s face, he realized that he already cut off half his finger. He didn’t feel any pain because of the adrenaline rush, yet I was certain that I saw something white… it was his bone.

That’s what you get for using a dangerous tool without getting a proper guide. Part of the accident was caused by the vibration and him having no idea how to cut (body position, hand position). Here I have an illustration to prove that table saw accident is common.

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  • Updated March 17, 2019
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