How to loosen a tight screw

Many do-it-yourself jobs around the home come to a screeching halt because of minor problems. One problem usually involves screws that can’t be removed. This could be for various reasons such as one that is rusted, or a screw that was tightened in a factory with an air tool, or what occurs many times, screws […]

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How to fix a squeaky wheel on nearly anything

SQUEAK! SQUEAK! SQUEAK! It’s not a mouse infestation in your walls. It’s worse than that. Somewhere, a wheel is squeaking, and you’re ready to throw the offending object out the nearest picture window. The good news is that, in most cases, doing away with the aggravating noise is even easier than getting rid of a […]

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How to fix a squeaky door jamb

SQUEAK! CREAK! That door has been driving you insane for days, and you’re finally to the point where you have to either do something about it or scream until your windpipe collapses. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do about squeaking doors. Most of these solutions are quick, easy, and cheap, so you […]

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How to tighten a loose screw in metal

Do you have a hinge that is loose? Perhaps it’€™s a wobbly drawer pull or some other place where a loose screw makes you lifeless convenient. Fix it yourself with a few basic items you probably have around the house. A loose screw in wood is caused by damage to the wood so that the […]

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How to sharpen scissors and cutlery

The basic whetting, or sharpening, equipment for scissors and shears is an aluminum oxide bench stone, which is generally available at hardware stores. Brown in color, it is coarse on one side and fine on the other. A new stone should be soaked overnight in a pan of light machine oil. Store the stone in […]

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How to sharpen your knife

If the edge of your knife has become dull and is not the great tool it used to be, it may be time for you to learn the basics of sharpening your own knife. Sure, you could take it to the local shop and have them put the edge back on it for you, but […]

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How to clean a semi automatic gun

Cleaning your handgun is one of the most basic and essential parts of owning a handgun. With regular cleaning and care, a quality semiautomatic pistol will last for many years. The first step in cleaning your semiautomatic pistol is to purchase a cleaning kit. These are available at most sporting goods stores and anywhere firearms […]

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How to practice proper chainsaw safety

If you need to cut trees, logs, or brush, or if your trees just need a trim, you may be tempted to save money by doing the work yourself rather than hiring a professional. After all, chainsaw use seems to be pretty straightforward. Actually, it is, but such work does require knowing how and careful […]

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How to chop firewood with an axe

With the proliferation of wood-burning stoves as a viable alternative source of heating for many homes, many people are rediscovering the adventure of chopping their own wood. Even if it’s only when you’re out on a camping trip and wanting to create a safe campfire to cook and relax by, the simple task of cutting […]

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How to use a circular saw

Just like other power tools, a circular saw can make your “do it yourself” lifestyle a lot easier. Why? Because its blade can swish through a board – even the thickest piece of wood- in seconds. It’s handy for cutting wide two by six boards; thick, square four by four’s; and other pieces of wood […]

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