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Women Who Love Tools | She’s a Keeper!

Like some of the guys I run with, I’m finding more women who love tools—but it’s a rare treat when you find one that will enjoy talking about them as well. It’s extremely offensive, therefore, when a manufacturer thinks that he’s figured out “what women want” and makes a tool that condescends to their view […]

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DIY Tool Repair for Power Tools and Lawn Care Equipment

When a product is under warranty, getting it repaired is a lot easier since it’s free. But once it’s out of warranty, what do you do? How do you fix your best portable job site table saw? You may want to go the DIY tool repair route and potentially save some serious coin. Every once […]

5 Construction Trends to Look for in 2020

6 Construction Trends to Look for this Year

Depending on who you read, construction was either bad or good in 2020. It will either get better or worse in 2021. In other words—the future looks…a bit up in the air. Some of the vacillating outlooks on 2021 come as no surprise—2020 was a dumpster fire in so many ways. From the high price […]

What Are Tamperproof Screws?

Tamperproof Screws and Security Fasteners | What You Need to Know

When we took a look at the Klein 4-in-1 Torx Screwdriver we came across one of its more notable features. “Includes T7, T8, T10 and T15 tamperproof Torx pin bits,” the packaging told us. Off in the distance, we hear the intern ask, “What’s a tamperproof bit?” And, just like that, we have the subject […]

Lithium-Ion Battery Maintenance

Lithium-ion Battery Charging Tips | 5 Run-time Killers

I like to test the limits of tools—and that means understanding how long my batteries should last. With some manufacturers stating one year and others three, here are some lithium-ion battery charging tips to help keep your packs in the best shape possible. We’re talking about Lithium-ion battery maintenance and storage as well as what […]

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Why Contractors Don’t Show Up

They say that unmet expectations are at the heart of disappointment and that disappointment leads to broken relationships. That’s certainly true in marriage and friendship, but often that disappointment comes from expectations that were never verbalized in the first place. Before I start sounding too much like my shrink, I really do have a point […]

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How to Use a Drill and Impact Driver Combo

Continuing our Training the Apprentice series, the PTR Pro team wanted to talk about how to use a drill and impact driver combo to save time and work more efficiently. As one of the most popular cordless combo kits out there, it’s more than just putting two (relatively) inexpensive power tools together. It’s about putting […]

No More Free Product Returns

No More Free Product Returns? Abused Retailers Pushing Back

Have you ever gone to a home improvement warehouse and bought too much material—knowing you could just take back what you didn’t use? Sure you have. Apparently, lots of people have been taking advantage of the “No Hassle” return policies of certain retailers. But what if there were no more free product returns? The days […]

Savaria Vuelift Residential Elevator

Savaria Vuelift Residential Elevator

Experience Next-Level Luxury with Savaria Vuelift Sometimes you see something so cool you just have to show it to others. For us, the Vuelift elevator fits the bill. Designed and built using quality materials and components, the Savaria Vuelift Residential Elevator provides a smooth and scenic ride that puts climbing stairs to shame. Seriously, why […]