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  • Drill bit extension

    On my TV show we often showed little but useful tools, this time a drill bit extension, often used with wide spade bits for drilling right through the wall. You do have to have a drill head that is wider than the shoulder on this extension, or it won't go through. If you are going to drill a lo...
  • A grout cutter for your Dremel

    Here is a special bit and guide to put on your Dremel. It is specifically made to remove grout from between ceramic tiles, quickly and easily. Grout Removal Attachment Kit
  • TIP: Picking up metal shavings from a drill.

    Jim from Windsor, Ontario has a really good suggestion for getting metal shavings away from the area where you are drilling a hole. Simply place some magnets around the hole an inch or so away and the shavings will all fly away from the drilling area and collect on the magnets. It really works.
  • Pilot hole chart for wood screws

    When driving screws into wood it is best to drill both a pilot hole and a clearance hole. The clearance hole allows the screw to turn freely without the threads biting into the first piece of wood. The pilot hole is sized to allow the threads to grab to a maximum without forcing the wood sidewi...
  • OVERVIEW: Frozen pipes: Tracing, thawing, preventing.

    As weather patterns change we are getting longer colder periods than traditionally in many areas of the country -- and with that, more and more complaints of water pipes freezing. Finding the frozen point can be difficult, thawing it can be problematic but if you have done those two, go one step...
  • Pro: Trouble Shooting Concrete Fasteners

    Fastening to concrete or masonry? We've got three problems: choosing the right fastener, choosing the right tool and then doing it right. Here is some product information and trouble shooting tips.Power Actuated nailingExplosive shot nailling is the most common but the weakest of the serious ...
  • Drill Press basics.

    Every once in a while I like to get back into the shop and point out some of the basics of one of the tools there. Just about everybody figures they know how to use the simple drill press, but in fact there are a lot of basics that I see missed quite often.First, realise you can shift the table ...
  • Mixing techniques: concrete, soil and paint.

    Often we need to mix things around the house and don't always have the best tools for the job. In this TV segment I showed two inexpensive tools that really help in this category.The Odd Job, available at many renovation centres, is a small barrel that was originally made for mixing small batche...
  • Making the holes for adjustable shelving -- without measuring

    If you have followed me for a few years you know that I hate tape measurers, just because I hate making mistakes. That is why I love jigs.When you want to drill all those evenly spaced holes in the cabinet sides, and all four support pins have to line up with each other or else the shelf will wo...
  • Ergonomics -- Tools that fit our bodies

    More and more manufacturers are making ergonomic claims for new tools: easier on your back, fits in your hand better, a less stressful grip and so on. I invited Dr. Ted Crowther who is the Director of Clinical Education of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Grimbsy, Ontario to help me...