Since the invention of leaf blowers and vacuum cleaners very few people give any thought to brooms. Yet sweeping is an effective and power efficient way to corral dust and debris. And, let's face it, the more tasks that you can do without power the better. Not only is sweeping inexpensive, it's quiet and
Sandpaper - a stiff paper or light cardboard with one side coated in rough particles, used for making things smooth. Should be easy right? Yet, a brief adventure down that aisle of the hardware store reveals an almost mind boggling array of types, shapes, textures and something called grit. It's sandpaper, it's disposable, does
As the name implies, masking tape is used to mask surfaces while you are painting. This is far from its only use. You can use this under-loved painter's tool to make your life easier in many ways. Properties Masking tape is essentially adhesive paper ribbon. This means that you can write on it with
For most people a saw is a saw, a serrated blade with a handle. Like a steak knife but bigger. And a power saw is a big spinning blade of immanent death, dismemberment and saw dust. Crime dramas and horror movies aside, saws are varied and useful tools ideal for many purposes and materials.