Careful Using Circular Saws - Most people really don't care about
how to tips on power tool safety, but I'm going to tell you a story and
see if that makes a difference. About 20 years ago I remembered another
carpenter, who was working on the roof, installing fascia board.
Dangerous Is It to Watch Someone Else Operate a Power Tool Incorrectly?
- It's extremely dangerous to watch someone else operate a power tool
incorrectly. Let me tell you why, whenever someone else is using a power
tool incorrectly and the observer of this event doesn't know that
they're using it incorrectly, they will usually operate the tool, the
Never Going to Read My Power Tools Instructions - Maybe You Should
Rethink This - If you're the kind of person that purchases a power tool
and then runs home, rips it out of the box and starts using it without
reading the instructions, you're probably part of the majority.
Safety – Four Framing Carpenter Tips - If you're a framing
contractor or a carpenter who works in the construction business,
there's a good chance that you know someone who has had a nail gun
accident. I would like to share a couple of things that I have learned
over the years, using pneumatic air powered nail guns, while framing
Careful Using Kerosene Heaters - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - I would
like to share a story with you, about something that happened about 15
years ago, to someone that I really felt sorry for. This person was a
young general contractor and didn't have enough information about using
kerosene heaters. So pay attention and we can all learn from his
Tool Purchasing Tips and Advice - I often see homeowners at my local
home improvement centers and my local lumber yards, examining tools for
future projects. I often find myself listening to them talking and
asking questions, to the representatives of the stores and often get
confused at some of the responses from the home improvement store
representative and the person asking the questions about the tools, that
they are thinking about purchasing.
What Kind of Jackhammer Do I Use? - If you don't own a jackhammer, I
would suggest that you go down to your local rental yard and explain
your situation to them. These people are extremely helpful, and most of
them have a lot of knowledge, about jackhammers and concrete demolition.
But let me help you out, with a few simple tips on jackhammers.
Electric Cement Mixer or Gas Powered Cement Mixer - One of the
biggest inconveniences when mixing concrete, is running over an
electrical cord, with your wheelbarrow, every time that you go to move a
load of concrete that you have just mixed.
to Use a Cement Mixer - Proper Positioning - Okay, you're thinking
about pouring a new sidewalk, on your property somewhere. The location
of the sidewalk, makes it difficult for a large concrete truck to get
back, to pour the concrete easily. The distance is a little too far to
hire a concrete pump, and your only alternative now is to use a cement