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How To Select the right wrenchs for your toolbox

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    When selecting a wrench set for your toolbox you have many options including the types and quality of wrenches to select from. The one thing to remember is that wrenches come in two different measurements metric wrenches and SAE or American measurement standards.

    Depending on the application you may want to use hand wrenches, ratchet wrenches or you may want to use use wrenches or sockets an electric or air powered power tools.

    For the lightest …

    How To Clean Your Spark Plugs and Diagnose Problems

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      In this how to we will be looking at a few problems that you might have with your lawnmower or vehicle’s spark plugs. Although eventually you may need to replace your plugs you normally shouldn’t have to do it due to fouling or physical damage. If you do have fowling or physical damage to your plugs you will need to cure that problem or your new plugs will have the same problem.

      There are a …

      How To Service Tips When Buying A Used Lawnmower

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        Recently I picked up a used riding mower and I am making a list of things to do so I thought it would be a good time to talk about what you should do if you purchase a used lawn mower.

        Lawnmower servicing is really a great introduction to engine care for your car. If you are or have a teenager you should get them involved in the care of your lawn equipment because it …

        How To Pick a Rear Engine Riding Lawn Mower

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          If you have a small yard or if you just don’t feel comfortable driving a large lawn mower there is a good solution that might save you money and space in your garage. Rear engine riding lawn mowers are a really good solution for many home owners and they don’t cost that much unless you are adding lots of special features.

          So, the first thing we have to understand is why on some riding mowers …

          How To Buy a Used Riding Mower

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            If you are in the market for a Riding Mower you might be thinking about purchasing a used one to save a few hundred dollars. So, in this how to we will look at the benefits and drawbacks of a used riding mower and what you should look for when buying a used one.

            Before you jump right in and think you can deal with repairing a used riding mower you really need to understand …

            How To Pick The Right Soldering Iron

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              There are times when working around your home that you need to repair or build something electrical and selecting the right soldering iron will make the difference between having a really easy time getting it right and causing more damage than already occurred.

              The first thing you should understand about Soldering is that you are not welding the wires or components together. You are attaching them with a metal that has a low melting point.

              To …

              How To Pick the Right Size Riding Mower for Your Yard

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                Spring is here and we’re all a year older and a bit more busy than we were last year. It seems like a good idea to invest in a Riding Mower but there are so many choices out there. Between all of the options and manufacturers it can be difficult finding a Riding Mower that you can live with for the next five or ten years so you have to do your homework and …

                How To Paint and Restore Your Rusty Lawnmower to Almost Brand New

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                  Of the tools we have around the house our lawnmowers are probably one of the more expensive items but the fact is we grow dependent on them so keeping them in good working order means they last longer and work better while we have them.

                  Over time no matter how well you maintain and clean the debris from the bottom of your lawnmower deck it will begin to rust. This is because even light grass blades will …

                  How To Choose an Impact Wrench / Gun – Battery, Electric or Air Pneumatic

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                    If you have some bolts that need tightening or loosening you basically have two choices.. you can use a large socket wrench or breaker bar to remove them manually or you can use an Impact Wrench to reduce the labor needed to complete the task.

                    Now there are times and I have seen it in many shops where a bolt that needs to be tightened is inappropriately tightened with an impact wrench. I have …

                    How To What you need to do before you build a Utility Trailer

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                      The latest project that I got myself into is building a Utility Trailer and I am finding that there are a lot of things that you need to do and know before you get started.

                      I thought I would share some tips to help other people that are thinking of building a Utility Trailer that they purchase from Harbor Freight or Northern Tools or any other kit type trailers that require assembly.

                      The first thing about building …