Air Tools projects
Air Hoses: Install a Retractable Air Hose Reel
Add a ceiling-mounted air hose reel to improve your garage shop and keep the air power conveniently at hand. You can install it in less than an…
Air Compressor Cart
Effortlessly wheel your air compressor where it’s needed. No need for second trips to fetch hoses, tools and fasteners, they are all self…
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How to Fix an Air Compressor
A faulty air compressor unloader valve can cause the compressor to stall out, but replacement valves are readily available and the fix is easy…
Running Compressed Air Lines in a Shop
Want to add a compressor to your shop or garage? Learn what the best pipe materials are for a compressed air line— and what not to use.
Rebuild a Framing Nailer
Keep your framing nailer in top working condition and save time and money with a framing nailer rebuilding kit, which includes all the parts…
Choosing the Best Impact Driver
Work faster and better with a cordless impact driver. We show the basic techniques and pick our favorite driver models, after testing many…
How to Use a Trim Nailer Gun
Learn to use a trim gun and you'll never want to pound another finish nail. A trim nailer will give you superior results with less effort
How to Choose a Small Air Compressor
When you’re shopping for a small air compressor, the first thing you’ll notice is that they’re plastered with specifications:…
Finish Nailer Tips
Want to know how to use a pneumatic finish nailer? Want to know how to get the most out of it? Here’s a collection of tips to help your…
Reader Project: Compressor Mobile
I got tired of making three or four trips from my garage to the project I was working on while lugging my heavy air compressor, so this was my…
I store my heavy air compressor on a mechanic’s creeper to make it easier to move around my shop and to take out to the garage or driveway. I…