Items Tagged with 'hand tool'



Easy toilet flapper replacement, removing foreign objects from toilets, another use for garbage bags

Tool Tips: December 2014
Easy toilet flapper replacement.
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Pressure-testing PEX plumbing, ergonomic pipe wrenches, repairing nut driver magnet

Tool Tips: November 2014
When pressure-testing a Manabloc and PEX system with air, after rough-in, I shut off all valves on the Manabloc, leaving pressure in each individual line.
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Irwin Tools expanded line of cutting pliers

Irwin Tools’ expanded Vise-Grip line features the Max Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers and End Cutting Pliers, which are equipped with PowerSlot Technology, and the ErgoMulti Long Nose Pliers (pictured), which are designed with an angled head for reduced wrist strain.
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J.C. Whitlam plastic-pipe ratchet cutter

J.C. Whitlam’s Piraña II is a one-handed operation, 2” (5.08 cm) PVC ratchet cutter with a high-quality, replaceable SK5 carbon-steel blade. The heavy-duty, spring-loaded retractable blade quickly and easily makes a clean straight cut on PVC, CPVC, ABS and HDPE pipe and tubing through 2” in diameter. It is made of heavy-duty steel construction but also has a lightweight compact design. Replacement blades and springs also are available.
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Stanley Black & Decker anti-vibration hammers

Stanley’s Fatmax Anti-Vibe two-piece hammers are constructed of a two-piece steel core to isolate vibration to the hammer head.
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General Tools & Equipment 14-in-1 screwdriver

General Tool’s 14-in-1 HVAC Multi-Pro Screwdriver has a rotating and retractable in-handle bit cartridge that functions as storage for six double-ended bits and one single-ended bit.
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DeWalt folding auto-load knife

DeWalt’s folding auto-load knife, model DWHT10261, automatically loads a new blade to save time.
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Milwuakee Tool backpack for jobsite tool storage

Milwaukee Tool introduces its new Jobsite Backpack (48-22-8200).

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Basement cleanout, PVC spacers, pipe storage

Tool Tips—August 2014

When opening an overhead cleanout in the basement, tie a heavy-duty plastic trashbag around the cleanout, leaving room to get your hand in to remove the cleanout plug that you previously loosened. Cut a small corner of the trashbag bottom and put a 5-gal. bucket under the hole.

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Compression gasket install, cutting oil with dawn, try a compact

Tool Tips—July 2014

When installing a no-caulk shower drain, I found the best way to install the compression gasket is to use a 2-in. PVC coupling and a rubber mallet.

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