Recycling a broken tool

This is reusing a broken pair of pliers. I took the broken tool and ground it down to make a nail set, which is much easier to use than a normal one. Also, it puts your hand and fingers well out of the way of the hammer, and it works in tighter spaces than the traditional approach.

Larry Weingarten

Monterey, California


Cleaning fittings

Wen repairing a copper line and the existing fittings are in the wall at an angle and you can’t get to it to clean it, bend your wire brush at a 90-degree and now you can reach the fittings to clean them.


Ron Gillespie

Victory Plumbing Services



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