What’s the Best Plate Compactor? Well, there are many excellent options for you to consider and it really depends on what you need it for, as well as how much you want to spend. We review a wide range of vibratory plate compactors to help you choose which model and type is suitable for your specific needs. [Read more…]
Cultivator vs Tiller : What’s the difference? How do you choose one over the other?
What is the difference between cultivators, tillers and rotavators? Is there someone out there who is not confused by the various definitions? It seems that most retailers consider ‘cultivator’ as a generic term for rotavators and tillers. They often list tillers/rotavators in brochures/websites under cultivators.
It’s all very confusing. And by the way, a rotavator (UK) is the same as rototiller (USA). Some terms are rooted in geography so it can be difficult to understand what’s being referred to.
Welcome to our Makita EK7651H Review. The only 4-Stroke Power Cutter on the market. Compared to other power cutters, it runs smoother, much easier to maintain, no oil mixing, and Much quieter than traditional 2-stroke concrete cutters at only 92.7 dB. Compare that to the Husqvarna K 760 II which is rated at around 115 dB.
In this article we delve deep at the 14″ Makita EK7651H and explain why a 4-stroke engine is far superior to the standard 2-stroke engine that other manufacturers use. [Read more…]
The Westinghouse iGen4200 & iPro4200 are both excellent portable Inverter Generators. The question is which model is right for you? We review both generators and point out the differences between them, helping you decide which one is best suited for you. Westinghouse seems to be really committed to creating a full line of portable generators for homeowners and professionals. We’ve reviewed many of their generators as of late, such as the Westinghouse WPro12000. Either way, the new Westinghouse generator models seem to never disappoint and they’re always a great value for consumers.
Let’s get to our review… [Read more…]
You’re in the market for a new lawn mower but you don’t want to break the bank, right? It needs to get the job done in a manner that shows you take pride in your lawn. Fortunately there are well-designed options to find the best lawn mower under $300 to take on your yard this spring.
Big brand high end lawn mowers often boast appealing features to lure you into buying one because it makes the job easier and offers superior cut quality. The truth is many of your budget-friendly lawn mowers today come equipped with the same standard features. [Read more…]
Welcome to our Bosch GCM12SD Review — a 12″ dual-bevel miter saw with a unique axial glide system, unlike traditional sliding miter saws. Bosch has truly engineered a professional-grade miter saw designed with high-grade components and yet somehow they’ve manged to keep it very affordable considering what you get. To be honest, you won’t find a better value at this quality level.
And, in fairness and to give you another equal option, we’ve also chosen to review and compare it to the Delta 26-2250 CRUZER, another 12″ miter saw with a similar ‘gliding’ system that functions more like a robotic arm rather than a standard sliding system. Ultimately, the final decision is yours as to which of these miter saws matches your needs, budget and brand loyalty. [Read more…]
The Pentair 460775 is engineered to withstand being used all day long, 365 days a year. With the ASME designation, it’s built with more durable components (bronze header) to increase its overall durability, making it more reliable as the years go by. Some homeowners decide to spend the extra money on an ASME model for their own peace of mind, but the truth is, you’re probably better off buying the standard version (Pentair 460736) if you’re a homeowner.
In this Dolphin Sigma Review, we take a close look at what makes this robotic pool cleaner so advanced. It’s categorized as a Maytronics Deluxe Class cleaner making it a step above the average pool robot. Designed for inground pools up to 50-feet. It has many excellent features, such as : CleverClean advanced navigation, Dynamic Dual-Drive motor for 360° maneuverability, Dual-Level Filtration, control the Sigma with your smartphone and much more. We get into all the details and help you determine if this is the right pool cleaner for you.
Welcome to Westinghouse WPro12000 Review — A 12,000 watt (running) Industrial portable generator with a wide range of uses but primarily designed for the jobsite and/or to get you through any emergency, power outage or any natural disaster. [Read more…]
If you have hills and inclines in your yard or farm then choosing the best riding lawn mowers for hills should be your top priority. We highly recommend investing in a zero-turn mower as they are designed to be easy to maneuver and for stability. Regular riding mowers can easily flip over on hills if you’re not careful. [Read more…]
Milwaukee vs DeWALT : Which Brand is Best? Better? Worth investing in? Hmm…
Milwaukee versus DeWALT, it is a popular comparison which is interesting when there is so many quality tool brands we can compare, all of them marketing excellent tools. Some aim their product at the homeowner DIY market and others at the construction trade. The main difference between the two is that the tools for DIY is lower priced, built for occasional use and lower duty cycles. The Milwaukee and DeWALT brand are both aimed at the professional where the tools work hard and reliability is key. Is it by mere coincidence that the two brands are compared so often? Or is it that there is such a loyal following among the DIY fraternity and the trade? [Read more…]
It’s fairly easy to choose the best dual-fuel inverter generator, because in all honesty, there aren’t many options to choose from. We take an indepth look at two excellent generators with the clear-cut winner being the Westinghouse iGen4500DF. If you want to know how they compare then keep reading. It will become crystal by the time you reach the end of this article.
Robotic pool cleaners are the most advanced and environmentally safe pool cleaning system you can purchase. Not only do they deliver a sparking clean look to your pool by wiping the floor and wall clean of all debris, but they also serve as independent filtration systems by getting rid of tiny allergens and excess/unmixed chemicals from the pool water. The best thing about a modern robotic pool cleaner is the fact that you can simply drop it into the pool and the robot will do everything by itself, without leeching off your pool filtration system or pool pump.
Although robot cleaners are relatively expensive, in the long run they save you a lot of time, which in my opinion is worth every penny. Nobody on their death bed wishes they spent more time cleaning their pool. Time is our most valuable resource.
Welcome to our Westinghouse WGEN7500 Review. This is a timeless generator designed with an excellent balance of features, quality and price. Thankfully, Westinghouse gives you a lot of value for the price you pay, so you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that this is one of the most popular (and affordable) gas generators with consumers. It’s hard not to sound too overzealous, but this truly is one of the best (if not ‘the best’) 7500W portable generators you can buy.
What’s the Best table saw for under $300? (give or take a few dollars). Well, you won’t do much better than the DeWALT DW745 — an excellent 10″ compact jobsite table saw with a 20-inch rip capacity, Site-Pro modular guarding system, rack and pinion fence rails, a metal roll cage and weighs only 45 pounds, just to name a few of the features.
Let’s take a closer look. [Read more…]
Welcome to our Husqvarna 450 Rancher review, plus we compare all the 450 chainsaws — Husqvarna 450, 450e, and the 450 Rancher plus the other two Rancher models (460 Rancher & 465 Rancher), just in case you need more power.
Readers have a lot of questions about these popular models, wondering how they are different. If you search the internet looking for the facts the information can be confusing, which is exactly why we set out to explain their differences. We even contacted Husqvarna to ensure we got our facts straight. All of these chainsaws share common features but there are differences you need to be aware of. [Read more…]
Welcome to our indepth article focused on answering all of your car starter problem questions, such as : How to start a car with a bad starter, what causes a starter to go bad, can jump start a car with a bad starter and much more.
✓ Quick Tip : If your car won’t start and suspect it’s your starter, get a hammer and gently tap it 1 to 3 times. This has worked for many countless times but if your starter is completely gone then this probably won’t work. Either way, it’s worth trying and has allowed me to get my car started so I can drive it to a shop and have the starter replaced. [Read more…]
The Hayward H200FDN is part of the of H-series line of gas heaters. If you’re in the market for an efficient 200,000 BTU pool heater then you’ve come to the right place. Hayward is a brand synonymous with quality with a long history of satisfied customers. We like to provide our readers with options so we also take a close look at the Pentair 460730 MasterTemp and the Sta-Rite SR200NA Max-E-Therm. [Read more…]
Chainsaw Maintenance — How to keep your chainsaw running smoothly.
What do you need to do to keep your chainsaw running smoothly? how do you maintain your chainsaw? What do you do if the chain won’t stop? If you are grappling with these questions, this is the perfect generalized guide for you. It is not brand specific, although we based the content on maintenance guides and schedules suggested by manufacturers. [Read more…]
2-stroke vs 4-Stroke Engine — Do you know the difference? This is a common question that our readers ask, especially those who are curious about how things work. Each engine type has their own advantages and disadvantages that will be clear by the time you finish this article.
Let’s get started. [Read more…]
In this article we cover a lot of ground, including : miter saw uses, types of miter saws, how to use a miter saw and more. Choosing a miter saw can be confusing as there are many types of saws on the market and if you’re a beginner, it may be difficult knowing where to start. Ultimately, you probably want to know “What is a miter saw used for?”
There are a variety of miter saws (compound, sliding, etc.) available and each of them have their own applications, allowing you to perform a specific range of cuts, so knowing what your long-term goals are is important in deciding what’s the best miter saw for you. Let’s get started!
Welcome to our Hayward Tiger Shark Review — one of the best and most popular robotic pool cleaners on the market. How good is it? What features does it have? Is it worth the cost? Robot pool cleaners are fairly expensive so it’s important that you choose wisely. Knowing what you need is the first step in making the right decision. Also, decide how much you want to spend and stick to your budget. Thankfully, there’s a wide range of robotic pool cleaners to choose from. [Read more…]
Salt Water Pool vs Chlorine Swimming Pool — Which one is better? What’s the difference between the two types of pools? Is a salt water pool healthier than a chlorine pool?
In this article we help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each pool type, allowing you to decide which pool is most suitable for your needs and budget. [Read more…]
How much does a generator cost? In this article we look at generators in every category and size to help you understand the cost of purchasing a new generator — portable and whole-house stand-by generators. The prices obviously range based on the size you need, the features, brand and overall quality.
To make it easy for you, we’ve organized the cost by the various types of generators available.
How does a generator work? We all know that generators produce electricity for us to use but most people don’t really understand how generators actually work. To be honest, a lot of people don’t care but some of us do, including you, so welcome to this informative article written to answer your questions.
What Size Pool Heater Do I Need? If you own a pool then it’s important that you purchase the right size because let’s be honest, pool heaters are not cheap and choosing the wrong size will definitely ruin your day. As with most things, education is the key and knowing all the facts will ensure you make the right decision when it comes to choose your pool heater.
Now, let’s have a look at what factors you need to consider when it comes to swimming pool sizes. [Read more…]
What’s the Amazon Echo Auto? We take a close look at how Amazon is transforming the driving experience, and ultimately making it safer to get information as you drive. This is a good thing for all of us as far too many people dangerously search for data on their phones as they drive. Being able to control all of your information with your voice will benefit all of us, including cyclists and pedestrians. [Read more…]
What are the best tools for woodworking? If you’re just starting out, I’m certain you’ll find this article quite helpful. Over time you’ll find your took kit expand but for beginners these are the most essential tools for woodworkers — In my humble opinion. [Read more…]
Are generator prices going up? Recently, the Honda EU7000is price went up by almost $500. Why? Is this a sign of things to come? We try to get to the bottom of this take a closer look at the portable generator market.
What are the main types of chainsaws and what are they used for? This will be a helpful guide for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of chainsaws in general, or if you’re in the market to buy a chainsaw but aren’t sure which chainsaw type is most suitable for your needs. [Read more…]
We look at a wide range saws and compare them, including : Table saw vs. Miter saw, Chop saw vs. Miter saw, Miter saw vs. Circular saw, Circular saw vs. Jigsaw. On the surface, it may be confusing to choose one saw over the other, which is precisely why we thought it would be helpful to put together this comparison guide for the most common saws to help you choose which saw type is best for you. [Read more…]
In this article we compare the two largest chainsaws you can buy — the Husqvarna 3120XP vs. Stihl MS 880. These chainsaws are engineered for serious professionals, like loggers, capable of cutting massive trees with ease.
We take a close look at every spec to help you determine which one of these professional chainsaws are right for you. [Read more…]
Alternator vs Generator — What are the differences? This is a common question that people ask and once you know the answer you can understand why it can be confusing to so many. But as you will find out, there are several main differences between a generator and an alternator.
Propane vs Gas Generator — what’s the difference? Which portable generator fuel type is right for you? We all have different needs, especially when it comes to generators. Choosing between either a gas or propane generator really depends on what you intend to use it for. In this article we provide you with a framework to help you make the correct decision. [Read more…]
Learning How to Start a STIHL Chainsaw is fairly easy once you know the correct steps. In this article we tell you everything you need to know about starting a STIHL chainsaw and also what to do when your chainsaw won’t start. So, if you’re having any problems or you’re simply curious, you’ve come to the right place. [Read more…]
You have portable generator questions & we have the answers. No question is too small or too big. We’ve done our research to uncover many of the top questions that people have about portable generators. If you want the facts then you’ve come to the right place.
A clogged bathtub drain is a very common plumbing issue among homeowners. Besides the kitchen sink, a bathtub drain receives a great deal of abuse. Have you noticed the water is taking much longer to drain than usual after a bath or experience standing water in your shower that’s not going down? These are signs your drain pipe is clogged.
It’s really no surprise how bathtubs become clogged up so frequently when you consider what goes down on a daily basis. Soap and hair care products can leave residue that gradually builds up making hair easily become trapped or tangled up as it goes down restricting water from draining properly. It can be problematic for a number of reasons from pooling water leading to the growth of bacteria. Fortunately there are ways to resolve the issue without running up a huge plumbing bill. [Read more…]
What are the Best Chains for Your Chainsaw?
Chainsaws are extremely versatile tools, used in all sorts of woodcutting work from felling giant trees to ripping and resizing lumber. Homeowners use them for pruning ornamental trees, cutting overgrown branches, or firewood collection. The average user probably doesn’t use their chainsaw more than a couple times per year, so they don’t put much thought into the type of chain that they put on it. With occasional use, most modern chainsaw chains can last a fairly long time. And when they do get dull, you can always take them into a shop where they will charge you a small sum of 12 to 20 dollars to sharpen and refit the chain. [Read more…]
Stihl vs Husqvarna Chainsaws — when it comes to chainsaws, this is a classic debate with plenty of passion on both sides of the fence. In this article we give you both sides of the story so you can decide which chainsaw brand is right for you. [Read more…]
Welcome to our DuroMax XP4400E Review. If you’re looking for an inexpensive portable generator that you can depend on when you need backup power then I think you’ll be quite happy with this 4400W Duromax generator.
For the money, you’re actually getting a good quality generator. Now, having said that, it’s not comparable to a Honda or a Yamaha but that’s not the point. It’s a great little generator for power outages or emergency backup situations.
Let’s take a closer look at this underrated generator that could.