"Quick tool related tips:"


From: Terry Druke

Stripped Phillips head screws? Stripped Phillips head screws? Use your hacksaw to cut a new groove for a standard blade style screwdriver.


Tape measure retracting too slow? Grab you car wax and wax the entire length of the blade to make the gliding in and out easier. Make sure that both sides of the tape are waxed. Preventative cleaning every few months will keep you unit operating trouble free for years.


Can't Loosen A Screw?

Try this easy trick that always works! Just heat up the tip of your screwdriver and try again. It will come loose everytime!


Two Necessary Tools!

You only need two tools; WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, then use the duct tape!



Dust Collection

To catch dust that is created when drilling or sawing into plaster or drywall, masking tape a paper bag to the wall directly beneath where you are going to be working. Just pull the bag from the wall when you are done. Easy cleanup!


If you have any Tricks of the Trade you would like to add or if you have any comments please feel free to Email E.T.E..

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