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Natural vs synthetic brushes

Differences Between Natural & Synthetic Paint Brushes | Which to Use

There are two types of paint brushes available: natural and synthetic paintbrushes. When you need them for painting a wall, finishing wood or applying stain, you have to decide whether you should go for a natural brush or the synthetic option. Read this comprehensive comparison and check out the usage of each brush. Natural Brush …

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Painting pressure treated wood with a brush

How to Paint Pressure Treated Wood [4-Step Guide + FAQs]

There are a number of reasons why you might want to paint pressure treated wood. The desire to achieve a certain color or appearance is probably the most important one. Although it is generally not recommended that you paint such timber, there are is a way how to do it. However, it needs to dry …

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The blade of a miter saw touches an aluminum work piece to cut it

Cutting Aluminum with a Miter Saw (incl. Step-by-Step Instruction)

Aluminum is one of the most versatile metals that you can use and one of the most durable ones too. Though it may not be the strongest of all, it may get quite challenging to cut aluminum because handling aluminum can get very difficult. Cutting aluminum can get a very tedious job because too much …

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A framing nailer used to drive nails into wooden construction material

Best Air Framing Nailer for 2020: Reviews of 8 Pneumatic Nail Guns

The framing nailer is probably the best known and used device to secure objects with nails in both light and heavy constructions. This tool uses the force of compressed air to drive framing nails into hard surfaces. This article will focus on giving a series of recommendations to choose the best framing nailer. We will …

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How to Use an Angle Grinder (for Metal, Tiles and Knives)

For those who do a lot of wood, metal or construction work, an angle grinder is an essential tool. You’ll see them in most workshops or building sites where they are used to polish metal or remove excess pieces of material. If you’re new to these types of power tools, you might be wondering how …

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A carpenter is Sanding a wooden workpiece.

Orbital Sander vs Random Orbit Sander: What Are the Differences?

A carpenter is sanding a wooden workpiece. At first glance, the principle of operation of sanding machines is the same. They smoothen the surface of a material with an abrasive tool. However, you need to clearly understand the purpose of each type of these power tools if you want to make an informed choice. In each specific …

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woodworking projects without power tools

Woodworking Projects Without Power Tools (for Beginners)

Whether as a hobby or as a way to upgrade the home, many DIYers focus on woodworking and related areas such as whittling or construction with wood. Many people think of woodworking as requiring a lot of skills and experience as well as a number of tools. This is undoubtedly true for professional woodworkers and …

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Laser Level Review: The 5 Best Laser Levels for DIY in 2020

A laser level is a device that signals a straight line with laser light. It is mostly used in topography and/ or construction as well as for DIY purposes to project a laser light that indicates a straight line at a certain height. Under construction, the laser leveler serves to mark a straight line as …

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How to sand concrete

How to Sand Concrete with a Sander/Grinder or by Hand

There are many ways to finish a concrete countertop, a concrete floor, or other objects. All these methods can make the concrete finish look classy and professional. Whether you’ve bought a precast concrete countertop or you’re adventurous enough to try and pour your own, you’re probably seeing tiny imperfections and wondering how to sand concrete. …

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