Using a Dremel Tool

Dremel is a brand of rotary tools that was originally developed by Albert J. Dremel in the early 1930s. Utilizing a whole host of changeable bits, these tools can be used to drill, saw, grind, carve, engrave, sand, and buff. As small handheld devices, Dremel tools are made to be easy to operate. One key thing to keep in mind when using a Dremel is to move it against the direction its tool bit is rotating. This gives you more control and precision. Watch this video to learn more about how to use this rotary tool.

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How to Choose a Drill

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Drills are among the most versatile of all power tools, and are essential for virtually all DIY home projects. Whether you want to buy a drill or are simply looking to rent one for a project you’re currently working on, here are some features to look for when choosing a drill:

  • A hammer action/drill driver makes for quick work when drilling into masonry or brickwork
  • Variable speed control will allow you to vary the speed of the drill depending on the size of hold, type of accessory being used, and the material you’re drilling into
  • A two-speed gearbox or variable torque setting is ideal for drilling delicate materials, such as glass and tile
  • Long-lasting batteries and a quick charge time will help you complete your task more quickly

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An Inside Look at an Amazing Demolition Project

There are certainly cheaper and easier options when it comes to deconstruction than the new method being implemented in Japan, but the floor-by-floor “shrinking” you’ll see in this video is the cleanest, quietest, and most environmentally-friendly way to bring down a building. Although you probably won’t make use of this demolition method yourself, it’s an amazing look at an amazing feat of engineering.

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Removing Stains From Your Carpet

The holidays bring family and friends together for delicious meals and activities! However, the holidays also bring a lot of foot traffic across your beautiful floors and rugs! Don’t let your beautiful floors stay dirty after the holiday season! Watch this video to learn how to get stains out of your carpet immediately!

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The Basics of Using a Jigsaw

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The jigsaw is one of the most versatile tools for cutting shapes into almost any material. If you have limited experience using this power tool, read this article to learn the basics of using a jigsaw. And for the best rental equipment in San Jose , come to A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals.

Cutting with the Right Blade
The right jigsaw blade for your project will depend on what type of material you are cutting into. The bayonet style is ideal for laminate. If you are cutting wood, you will need the universal style blade. There are also specific jigsaw blades available for cutting into metal and tile. If you are purchasing a jigsaw blade, know that bimetal blades are very strong and can last 10 times longer than the traditional blade.

Cutting Wood
Firmly press the saw shoe onto the surface of the wood, with the blade pointing away from the edge. After you start the motor, move the blade over the outside of the cutting line. Keep in mind the pace at which you move the saw; the saw should not be deflecting and the motor should not labor excessively. Use a fence for straight cuts to ensure the best results.

Cutting Countertops
When cutting into laminate, drill a half-inch hole to help start the blade. Using a special laminate blade is essential, as it will only cut on the down-stroke. Tape the bottom of the saw shoe to avoid damaging the countertop. Be patient—cutting laminate with a jig-saw takes longer than you may expect.

Cutting Ceramic
To reduce breakage and speed up the cutting process for ceramic tile, apply a mist of water to help lubricate and cool the saw cut. Jig-saws work best when cutting wall tile that is no more than a quarter-inch thick. Apply masking tape to the saw shoe to avoid damaging the tile.

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