Hands On: 22′ Little Giant Leveler Multi-Position Ladder

Just before we moved into our new home a couple of years ago, I sold a bunch of stuff locally, including my 24′ extension ladder and two smaller A-frame ladders. I kept one smaller A-frame, thinking I’d be fine given that this new house isn’t two-story. Whoops. Turns out, I needed an extension ladder a … Read more

Hands On: Innova OBD2 Scanners (5210 & 5610)

If you’re a DIY mechanic or just someone wanting to identify and better understand vehicle problems before taking it to the local repair shop, an OBD2 (or OBDII) diagnostic tool (or scanner) is almost necessary. What is an OBD2 Scanner? An OBD2 (on-board diagnostics – generation two, post-1996) scanner is a device that can read, … Read more

Hands On: Audew Portable 12V 150 PSI Air Compressor

It’s wintertime, and that means the wife will be reminding me soon that the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) lights in her car are alive and well. See, when it gets colder outside, tire pressure can decrease by about 1 PSI (pounds per square inch) for every 8-10 degrees the temperature drops. Of course, normal … Read more

Hands On: RYOBI 12″ Surface Cleaner

There are a TON of birds that congregate off and on almost all day on our back/side yard deck. We spend a good fortune on bird food (which the squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and probably other critters enjoy, too) every month. Surprisingly, there is very little “poo” around the area, but the bird food itself and … Read more

Quick Look: Gladiator GearTrack Garage Wall Organization

I needed a simple way to hang just a handful of lawn and garden tools in my garage but didn’t want to commit to individual hooks, where I couldn’t swap things out should I decide to later. In my old house, my entire garage was decked-out in Gladiator GarageWorks stuff—a workbench, both big and small … Read more

Hands On: RING Floodlight Cam

A little bit outside of the garage today but just by a few feet. We’re going to ring in the new year with a review of the . About a year ago, we installed a because we get quite a few deliveries each week and don’t always hear the knock or doorbell (I do work … Read more

Hands-On: Kobalt Rolling Work Seat

My cheap and very uncomfortable rolling stool broke the other day, just as I was setting up to do some maintenance on the Jeep. Sigh. I’ve got some minor back issues so I kinda want a seat when working low. Getting old sucks! I went to the closest auto parts store about a mile away … Read more

Hands On: Daytona Three-Ton Floor Jack

Let’s face it, Harbor Freight Tools often gets a bad rap. But anyone buying a $20 torque wrench or a 50-piece socket set for $15 from the discount tools and equipment chain expecting top-quality may need to reconsider their perspective. Harbor Freight is well-known for being cheap in terms of product pricing and, oftentimes, cheap … Read more

Hands On: WORX Pegasus Work Table & Sawhorse

Three years ago today (seriously, not planned!), we published a quick overview of the . We didn’t own one at the time but thought it was cool, so we covered it. Recently, we purchased one of our own for a project we were working on and decided we’d dig-in and do a more complete hands-on … Read more