How to Choose Safety Gear for Face Protection

Facial safetyThose who work with tools need to become familiar with how to shield their face from any number of potential hazards. Preventable injuries occur when tool operators take risks, so it’s especially important to wear their facial safety gear at all times — even for quick and simple jobs.

Whether it’s intense heat or foreign objects that pose a threat, hobbyists and professionals alike should keep the following in mind before selecting face protection gear.

Safety Goggles

The eyes are sensitive and vulnerable when exposed to dangerous elements. Read more How to Choose Safety Gear for Face Protection

Which Power Tools Do You Need Around the House?

Power tools for household useMany homeowners at one time or another will find themselves wanting power tools. Power tools make it easier to perform home improvement projects and make repairs. Power tools also help hobbyists who like to build things in their garage.

New homeowners and people who are new to making home improvement projects can find the world of power tools intimidating. This list will help someone who hasn’t yet invested in power tools to find the right tools for them. 

Power Drill

Many homeowners use their power drill more than any other tool in the tool box. Read more Which Power Tools Do You Need Around the House?

How to Pick the Right Tools for Resin Casting

resin casting toolsWorking with resin can be an undoubtedly rewarding experience, especially considering how many choices the caster has to mold their creations. Much like choosing the right tool kit for home use, it helps to at least study the tools available to determine which ones you are likely to use the most.

Too few tools, and a caster may feel limited. Too many tools, and the caster may end up wasting money on items they never use. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind before heading out to the store.

Picking the Right Resin

There are two major types of resin available: polyester or resin. Read more How to Pick the Right Tools for Resin Casting

How to Find the Right Drill for Your Home Improvement Project

Choose the best drill

Whether doing handyman jobs around the home or picking up a new hobby, a person needs to find the right electric or power drill to meet their needs. And the right drill becomes an important part of a complete home tool kit.

But with the many available options (both in-store and online), it’s easy to buy one that over- or undershoots the actual scope of the project. Keep these tips in mind before making a final decision on the right drill for you.

Cordless Drills

As one might suspect, cordless drills are highly recommended for those who need full mobility while they work. Read more How to Find the Right Drill for Your Home Improvement Project

Beyond Plastic – The Coolest Up and Coming 3-D Printing Materials

3D Printer Materials

Plastics such as polylactic acid (PLA) and materials such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) continue to be the most commonly utilized 3-D printing materials. This material is used for hobbyists, nylon and lay wood and are quickly becoming more commonplace.

With the growing trend of 3-D printing at home as a hobby, prices are dropping. This while the capabilities of the machines are rising.

There is a growing number of materials that 3-D printers can work with. Many materials one may never have imagined possible. Here are some cool 3-D printing materials hobbyists can consider now and in the future. Read more Beyond Plastic – The Coolest Up and Coming 3-D Printing Materials