What is MDF used for?

MDF Boards

MDF is a versatile material. While MDF isn’t necessarily what every woodworker dreams about, this product performs well when properly applied. In this article, I’m going to share what is MDF used for. People typically use MDF for indoor projects like cabinets and bookshelves. It has a smooth finish that is easy to paint. It’s also easy to cut and …

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What is the Difference Between Brad and Finish Nails?

brad vs finish nails

When it comes to precise nailing, it can be difficult to choose between brad and finish nails. However, there is a difference – an important one. In this article, we’ll go over what you need to know.  Brad nails have a smaller gauge than finish nails making them suited for detail work. Finish nails are also small gauged nails; however, …

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What to Do with Sawdust From Dust Collector?

saw dust from a bag

Sawdust can seem like a nuisance. However, you’d be surprised by all the useful things you can do with sawdust from your dust collector. In this article, I’m going to share some of these secrets with you.  Sawdust can be used to dry green wood, clean up stains, and mulch your garden. You can also create paths, use it for …

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Why Should I Predrill Pilot Holes In Wood?

drilling pilot hole in wood

One of the secrets to achieving a strong finished project involves pre-drilling pilot holes in your wood projects. This trick allows you to magically join two pieces of wood without the worry of splitting your board. Pre-drilling pilot holes will keep your project precise, prevent your wood from splitting, and provide a stronger hold. Pre-drilling a pilot hole might seem …

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How to Tell if a Rechargeable Drill Battery is Bad?

Testing Drill Battery

Rechargeable drill batteries are expensive. It’s a shame to throw them away! However, sometimes a battery has lived its life, and it’s time to get something new.  Rechargeable batteries have an expected lifespan given by the manufacturer. If your drill battery is losing power and in line with the expected lifespan, it’s probably time for a new battery.  There are …

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Why Is My Cordless Drill Sparking?

Sparking Drill

A cordless drill is a hardworking tool. If you’ve noticed that your cordless drill is sparking, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to explain why this might be happening, if the sparking is dangerous, and what you should do about it.  Cordless drills will spark normally within the drill itself as the carbon brushes pass by the …

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