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Pro tips and techniques that will give you a helping hand in your daily life on the jobsite.

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12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake

A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers...


Best Practices for Trim Removal

There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...


8 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Shop Vac

Taking time to tidy your vacuum prolongs reliable, efficient operation.


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


Pro Tips and Tricks for Installing Laminate Flooring

We talked with a flooring expert to get some installation tips that will help you avoid humps, bumps, gaps and...


Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment

We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.


7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords...


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Apprenticeship vs. Internship: Have You Considered a Career in the Trades?

Apprenticeships and internships both offer training for potential future jobs. But if your goal is a good, steady job afterward,...

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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


Cordless Circular Saw Buying Guide

Find out which circular saw is best suited for you.


What To Look for in Business Insurance

Five things to be aware of and consider when applying for insurance for your business


Tips for Plumbing With Plastic Pipe

We asked Les Zell, a master plumber, to share some of his tips on working with plastic plumbing. Here are...


Ten Construction Jobsite Safety Tips To Keep In Mind

Construction can be inherently dangerous, and sometimes accidents happen. Learn how to minimize workplace incidents here


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5 Tips For A Successful Interior Painting Project

A pro painter shares the five steps to a successful interior painting project.


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


Pro-Approved Construction Gear and Jobsite Accessories

Construction is hard: hard on clothes, hard on gear, and hard on people. Here are some great tips that will...


How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw

Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He explains how to get...

Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim

Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality...


New Company ‘RenoRun’ Delivers Materials Directly to Your Jobsite

RenoRun wants to bring you everything you need for a job directly to the jobsite.


5 Tips to Keep Your Painting Job On Time and On Budget

Skill and talent are critical skills in a painting business, but they can’t keep you afloat if you’re constantly running...


5 Ways to Find (and Keep) Skilled Jobsite Workers

These five tips can help business owners conquer the current construction labor shortage by focusing on hiring and retaining the...


Werner Hosting Free Virtual Safety Trainings for Construction Workers

Educational videos and certification are being offered for free as part of a national safety initiative.


How Small Businesses Can Avoid Economic Stimulus Scams

The Small Business Administration recently issued a warning about scammers trying to take advantage of people applying for small business...

8 Carpentry Tips and Advice From Actual Professionals

We asked carpentry pros who have spent years sawing through 2x4's and pounding nails to pass along some of the...


8 Tool Maintenance Tips You Need to Follow

Just a few simple steps can help keep your tools in great working condition.


How to Protect a House During a Remodel

It's important during any remodeling project to safeguard the unaffected parts of the house from damage and filth. Here are...


How To Sharpen Tools

Pros know that dull tools waste time and money. Check out these clever tips for sharpening a chain saw, shovels,...


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...