Siding Nailer vs Roofing Nailer – What’s the Difference?


Both siding nailers and roofing nailers look and perform similarly. They’re about the same size, about the same weight, and they even have similar power sources.  However, these nailers are anything but interchangeable, and using the wrong one can cause serious harm to your project. When you’re talking about siding and roofing, the very things […]

Crown Stapler vs Brad Nailer – Which One Should You Choose?


When it comes to fastening things together most people will either think of a crown stapler or a brad nailer first. After all, both tools are incredibly easy to use, effective, and relatively affordable.  The problem is that brad nailers and crown staplers aren’t really interchangeable, and each is designed for a very particular kind […]

What Nail Size for Framing Walls?


Framing is one of the most basic, and most essential parts of almost any construction project. Good framing is the start of any home, and almost all solid structures need some kind of framing. The bigger the building, the more framing it’s likely to need.  Even decks, storage sheds, and other relatively simple home additions […]

The 5 Best Nail Guns for Hardie Trim and Siding [Updated for 2021]


Hardie trim and siding might be an especially effective and durable option for your home, but it also needs specialized tools to make attaching it easier and more effective. Not every nail gun is going to be able to install Hardie trim and siding. That’s just the truth. Fortunately, there are several powerful nail gun […]

16 Gauge Vs 18 Gauge Nailer – Which One Do You Need?


It’s understandable to look at these two kinds of nailers, also called finishing nailers and brad nailers, and think that they must be interchangeable. It’s even easier to make that assumption when you know that 16-gauge nails are only slightly larger than 18-gauge nails  However, the truth is that these nailers are designed for entirely […]

How to Cut a 2×4 With a Circular Saw


Cutting a 2×4 is one of those tasks that seems simple enough that many people reach for smaller power tools to get the job done. After all, a simple jigsaw can handle most cuts on a 2×4, so why would you need a more expensive tool for such a simple task? The truth is that […]

15g vs 16g Finish Nailer – Which One Should You Use?


Finishing work is one of the most important parts of any project, and also one of the most finicky parts as well. Choosing the right gauge finish nailer for the job can make a huge difference in your finished product. First things first, what’s the difference between a 15 gauge and a 16-gauge finish nailer? […]

The 6 Best Circular Saws with Dust Collection [Updated for 2021]


Circular saws can be some of the most versatile saws in your collection. They are easy to use and effective for a wide range of cutting projects. Many circular saws are significantly more portable than other similarly powerful saws. A hand-held circular saw is certainly a lot easier to move from place to place than […]

How to Make Your Table Saw Bigger – DIY Table Saw Station


Almost all woodworkers start with a relatively small table saw. That’s because smaller saws and saw frames are more common, more affordable, and portable. Small table saws for beginners are a good investment, but at some point, you’re going to need to upgrade to a bigger saw. There are two options when you get to […]

The 8 Best Circular Saws for Beginners [Updated for 2021]


Circular saws can be an intimidating tool to use, especially for beginners. But they are an incredibly valuable tool to have in your workshop because of their extreme versatility. It’s important to get a good circular saw, and it’s also important to get one designed for beginners to help you get used to the tool. […]