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Essential DIY Handyman Power Tools and Their Operation

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

MILWAUKEE HACKZALL One Handed Reciprocating Saw M18 FUEL

We put this MILWAUKEE HACKZALL One Handed Reciprocating Saw to use in a set up and demonstration video of this right out of the box. We explain how to install the blade (which is really easy) and show how well this cuts different materials. Great tool here. I explore the latest tools and equipment that make your tasks easier and more efficient. In this video, we're diving into the unboxing and review of the MILWAUKEE HACKZALL One-Handed Reciprocating Saw M18 FUEL edition – a game-changer in the world of power tools.

🛠️ Unleash Efficiency: MILWAUKEE HACKZALL M18 FUEL 🛠️

Join us as we unbox and delve into the features of the MILWAUKEE HACKZALL One-Handed Reciprocating Saw M18 FUEL. From its ergonomic design to its powerful performance, we're taking an in-depth look at how this tool is designed to revolutionize your cutting tasks.

📦 Unboxing Delight:

Discover the components and accessories that come with the MILWAUKEE HACKZALL M18 FUEL package. In the above video, 2e'll walk you through the unboxing process, showcasing each element that adds to the tool's functionality and convenience.

⚙️ Cutting-Edge Performance:

Learn how this one-handed reciprocating saw is engineered to provide exceptional cutting power and precision. We'll showcase real-life cutting demonstrations to give you a firsthand look at its capabilities across various materials.

🔋 FUEL Your Productivity:

Explore the M18 FUEL technology that drives this powerful tool. We'll discuss its battery efficiency, runtime, and the overall impact on your workflow – helping you make the most out of your cutting projects.

💪 One-Handed Mastery:

Witness the ergonomic brilliance of the HACKZALL's design, allowing you to maneuver and control the tool with just one hand. We'll highlight its user-friendly features that enhance comfort and control during operation.

🔍 Detailed Review:

Our comprehensive review covers the tool's pros and cons, addressing its performance, durability, and overall value. We'll provide insights based on hands-on experience to help you make an informed decision.

Whether you're a professional tradesperson or a DIY enthusiast, the MILWAUKEE HACKZALL M18 FUEL is a tool that's designed to empower your cutting tasks like never before. Don't forget to hit the like button, subscribe, and ring the notification bell to stay updated on more tool reviews and industry insights.

Unleash precision and power with MILWAUKEE HACKZALL – a tool that's engineered to redefine cutting convenience and efficiency.


Milwaukee Reciprocating [Sawzall]

A reciprocating saw (a.k.a. "Sawzall") is a wonderful tool and I've used them for thousands of handyman DIY construction and repair tasks over the years. This is a must-have for the power tool collection. Even though to many, it may be blatantly obvious how to change out a blade, it may not be to others or beginners. The first thing, like any other power tool blade or wheel change out operation, unplug the damn thing. I've seen a lot of injuries and almost got a few myself for being stupid or careless and not taking the simple step of unplugging the tool before changing out the blade, wheel, or bit. Once unplugged, you'll need an Allen wrench that fits the Allen head set screw in the reciprocating head. Typically these come with one but many of us lose these things. Loosen the set screw and the blade will come out. Many new models of reciprocating saws have quick disconnect style fittings on them so no wrench may be necessary depending on the model you have. Grab your fresh blade and place it back into the same position and insert it into the slot. Then tighten the Allen head set screw. You are now good to go.


If you don't have one or need a new one, here is a link on amazon to have one delivered (paid link): https://amzn.to/34AejAA


Dewalt Hand Held Electric Angle Grinder

With a nice combination of plastic and metal this dewalt hand held angle grinder has a dust ejection system which ejects dust and debris.

Buy on here on amazon (paid link): https://amzn.to/2mrFkGs


Craftsman Cordless Lithium Battery Powered 18Ga Brad Nailer [Best Cordless Brad Nailer]

This "must have" Craftsman Brand Cordless Lithium Battery Powered 18 Gauge Brad Nailer is one that you can't do without. This is a DIY'r and handyman's dream nailer. As great as it is, if I could have one or two wishes on this thing I would want it to come with an extra battery and have the battery last a little bit longer. My guess is that it takes quite a bit of battery power to operate and drains faster than I'd like especially when doing bigger jobs.



Ryobi Drill

This RYOBI brand corded drill was the cheapest on the shelf at Home Depot but don't be fooled....it actually worked really well and sunk some long lag bolts into some studs for a security door installation. I have this thing the stress test quite a few times. It also did a very nice and smooth job of drilling some pilot holes.


Ryobi Leaf Blower

This Ryobi battery powered leaf blower is so easy to unbox and use. The directions for use that are in the box state that the battery must be charged before use. I found that the battery actually came with a charge so it was ready for use right out of the box after just a few simple steps. Its immediate use proved to be a success and had more power than I anticipated. The battery holds a nice charge and lasts a long time once fully charged. I was very pleased with this purchase and it got the job done. One nice thing about it was it was successful in blowing pine needles out of gravel without sending gravel flying everywhere and also was great in blowing tree debris off of roofs. Its light weight makes it easy to handle without being cumbersome or too heavy to use for long periods of time.


Klein Tools Voltage Sensor

I purchased this Klein Tools Brand Voltage Sensor at Lowe's for the purposes of doing my own electrical work at home and wanting ensure I didn't shock the hell out of myself in the process. I've known many folks who have opted not to use one of these and have had the pleasure of getting shocked. Not fun and can actually be deadly. If you pick one of these up and actually take the small amount of time it takes to use it. Red light on and beeping means it is detecting a live circuit and the power hasn't been secured. To change out the AAA batteries, push the yellow button on the clip to open up the back end. This thing is so easy to use. All you have to do to turn it on and off is press and hold down the black button and the beeps and light will also let you know when it's on. I demonstrate it's use in this video on a wall socket as well as a cord from a lamp which were both detected as being live. This tool is a must have and it's fairly cheap.

Here's a link on amazon: https://amzn.to/378PldX


Porter Cable Pneumatic Brad Nailer

This is a Demonstration on how to use a Porter Cable Brand Brad Nailer. To use, do the following steps:


1. Unplug from air or power source

2. Depress lever in rear to extend nail holster

3. Insert slat of brad nails in rail side in body of nailer, head side up

4. Slide rear locking slide holster back into place

5. Connect to air or power source

6. Nail by pressing gun into object to be nailed and pulling trigger


Here's a link to a nice one on amazon: https://amzn.to/2D40PCq


Porter Cable Oscillating Multi-Tool

Unboxing and various use demonstration of this excellent oscillating multi tool. This power tool has so many uses. I capture a couple in this video but there are a thousand more applications for which this can be used. Recommend going out and getting one. Dewalt makes nice one too which will probably last longer but costs a little extra.

Amazon link to order: https://amzn.to/2RkhSXc


How to Change out a Milwaukee Sawzall Blade

In case you missed it above, a reciprocating saw is a wonderful tool and I've used them for thousands of handyman DIY construction and repair tasks over the years. This is a must-have for the power tool collection. Even though to many, it may be blatantly obvious how to change out a blade, it may not be to others or beginners. The first thing, like any other power tool blade or wheel change out operation, unplug the damn thing. I've seen a lot of injuries and almost got a few myself for being stupid or careless and not taking the simple step of unplugging the tool before changing out the blade, wheel, or bit. Once unplugged, you'll need an Allen wrench that fits the Allen head set screw in the reciprocating head. Typically these come with one but many of us lose these things. Loosen the set screw and the blade will come out. Many new models of reciprocating saws have quick disconnect style fittings on them so no wrench may be necessary depending on the model you have. Grab your fresh blade and place it back into the same position and insert it into the slot. Then tighten the Allen head set screw. You are now good to go.


If you don't have one or need a new one, here is a link on amazon to have one delivered: https://amzn.to/34AejAA


Craftsman Electric Chainsaw Unboxing, Assembly and Use | 12.0 AMP | 16 Inch [Best Electric Chainsaw]

Craftsman Electric Chainsaw Unboxing, Assembly and Usage | 12.0 AMP | 16 Inch | NO GAS Required! Picked this hummer up from Lowe's for a decent price. I have been very impressed with the way this cuts. I've cut down now a number of decent size trees with this as well as bucked them all up into usable firewood rounds. I was skeptical at first using this electric chainsaw but after using it, I was very happy with my purchase. I have always traditionally been a Stihl chainsaw fan and even Husky and never dreamed I'd be bragging about how good an electric little chainsaw cuts but this thing gets after it. Great for cutting up tree limbs as well as limbing trees while they are on the ground. Also used this for trimming laurel hardwood (after using hedge trimmers for the leaves).


The following is a paid link and I may receive a very small amount of commissions if purchases are made through it.


CRAFTSMAN Electric Chainsaw, 16-Inch, 12-Amp (CMECS600): https://amzn.to/3qLTYVs


Troy-Bilt Weed Wacker


So you've decided to pull the trigger on a new four stroke easy starting Troy-Bilt Cadillac. Congratulations. I know that when I bought one I was so excited that I could hardly wait to get home, get it out of the box, get it put together, and get it fired up. This tutorial is taking you through the process of Unboxing and using this great Troy Bilt Weed Wacker.

The first thing to do is get the packaging open, pull out your parts and get them all played out on the ground. Then take the handle and pull out the keeper insert that is in place and snap the two handle pieces together. The springloaded pin on the silver side should snap through the hole in the red side locking it into place. The next step is to install the black plastic guard in for the rotating cutting head using the wing nuts. Now for the black plastic handle installation. Unscrew the one bolt that goes through it, snap the handle on in a comfortable location on the stem of and then place the bolt back through the hole and snug it up. Once you have the handle in the perfect position for your body type that is comfortable for you, then tighten it down all the way.

Add the provided oil in the oil receptacle with the yellow cap on it. Now put in regular unleaded gasoline in the gas canister. Prime the weed weed wacker a few times, put on your safety gear and fire it up.


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For years the old lawn edgers "weed wackers" would run really good when you first purchased them and then once you let them sit for various periods of time between lawn mowing sessions, it would be hell getting them started. I've seen more weed wackers tossed across lawns in my time than homelite chainsaws. The older ones had 2 cycle motors and if you didn't have exactly the correct oil/gas mixture the weed wacker would either not start, smoke the whole place up, or the motor would bog down. I have experienced all of this first hand being starting at a young age watching my father fight these evil little machines and then also myself as I grew up mowing lawns for extra money and then of course my own. There were numerous occasions where all I had left to do was some touch up around the edges after pushing a heavy mower across meters and meters of lawn and I'd spend more time and expend more sweat trying to get the damn thing started again. Even before I'd go out on jobs, I'd make sure the damn thing started before I left my house. It would still find a way to let me down once it was needed.


Like a Sailor


The frustration caused by the old weed wackers could make a preacher swear. Ok maybe not out loud but inside. I've called these things every name in the book and have probably set the distance record for yards thrown.


Not only were the old motors an issue on the older weed wackers but the line feed mechanism on the working end of the contraption often wreaked havoc on the operator's emotions. I would venture to say that no matter what kind of weed wacker you owned back in the day, you probably had both the line feeder mechanism and/or the motor taken apart on it (except maybe a Stihl) before the first year of ownership was up. The older models made it pretty tough to change out the line or even replace it if it got stuck up inside the feeder mechanism causing much frustration and chewing up your clock. There was no youtube or internet readily available at your fingertips, you either had to figure it out or toss it.


Sore Starting Muscles

I can't count how many times that I would wake up the next day with a very sore and stiff upper back and then at first wonder what I did to it the day before. Then it dawns on me. Oh that's right, I tried starting that damn weed wacker by pulling on the pull starter 2000 times over the course of the day yesterday. Then it lingers for the next couple days just for good measure.


How to Operate a Cable Puller "Come-Along" Basic Tutorial

In my "DIY How to Operate a Cable Puller "Come-Along" Basic Tutorial [Cable Puller Come-Along Operation]" I show you the two tricks you need to know to put this great piece of gear into action without it grabbing your finger. I picked this one up at Tractor supply but they have them at Harbor Freight too.


STIHL Pole Saw with HT 105 Motor Operation 16 Foot Extension

What I don't show in this STIHL Pole Saw with HT 105 Motor Operation 16 Foot Extension [Stihl Pole Saw Operating Instructions] video is the fact that when I first got it home, the saw blade end of the thing would not turn. The motor fired up right away but the saw didn't want to engage. I called the shop back where I had just purchased this from and they told me to remove the attachment end (saw blade end) and slide it back on to make sure it was tight. This is exactly what I did and it didn't have any effect, however, the next day I brought it back to the saw shop and they said this is what they did to "fix" it. That being said I have a sneaky suspicion they may have assembled the thing incorrectly from the start but didn't want to disclose that. While frustrated at the time, once I got my brand new saw back again from the saw shop it ran and operated fine and as it should.


VENLAB VM-200M Digital Multimeter Unboxing, Usage and Review

Always good to keep a digital multimeter on hand for any handyman electrical work as well as troubleshooting electrical systems. There are many out there but this shows a good demo of one that I like to use.


LIGHTWEIGHT Brand Die Grinder From Tractor Supply Unboxing and Review

I picked up this LIGHTWEIGHT brand die grinder from tractor supply as it was on sale. While it seemed to operate very well I can't attest to how long it will last. It seemed to be built just as solid as the many other die grinders I've operated my gut feeling is it will last awhile if oiled frequently.


DEWALT Impact Ready 90 Degree Attachment for Tight Spaces


I purchased this ninety degree DEWALT attachment from the local hardware store. These are super handy to have around even thought you may not use them all the time but they can be a timesaver when you need it. I found it easiest to use the two-hand method when operating this and I also mention in the video that it's not best to use the standard cordless drill low profile bits as they can temporarily get stuck into the magnetic chuck on this piece. Not a big deal if you do accidentally put one in there (as I did) but fishing it out of there can be a little bit of a challenge if you don't have a pair of hemostats or needle nosed pliers laying around. I like how this angle attachment is magnetic so you're screws or sockets won't readily fall off the end of your rig set up.


Wild Badger Power: Strong 2.6HP Auger for Fence, Trees, Poles | 53cc Gas Drill | 8" Earth Digger

Explore the exceptional power of the Wild Badger Power WB52CCEA 2.6HP Auger in this informative video. With its robust 1.9KW 2-cycle gas engine, this versatile tool effortlessly tackles tasks like fence post installation, tree and shrub planting, and pole placement. Witness the 53cc gas-powered performance in action as it effortlessly digs into the ground with the included 8" Earth Drill Bit Digger. Whether you're a professional landscaper or a DIY enthusiast, this cordless auger is designed to make your tasks easier and more efficient. Discover the capabilities of the Wild Badger Power auger and see how it can transform your outdoor projects.


Wild Badger Power WB52CCEA 2.6HP 1.9KW Strong for Fence, Poles, Trees, Shrubs with Earth Drill Bit Digger, 53cc Gas Powered Cordless 2-Cycle Engine Post Hole Auger, 8", Blue


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Electric Paint Sprayer

In today's video, we're diving into the world of DIY home improvement with a comprehensive review and demonstration of the Nlapldy Paint Sprayer. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of spray painting, this versatile HVLP electric spray gun is here to make your projects a breeze.

🎨 Why Choose the Nlapldy Paint Sprayer? 🏠

Painting projects, big or small, can be time-consuming and tiring, but with the Nlapldy Paint Sprayer, you'll experience a new level of efficiency and precision. Designed with a 900ML container, three nozzles, and three spray patterns, it's the perfect tool for tackling a variety of projects around your home, from furniture and cabinets to fences, walls, doors, and even garden chairs.

🔧 Key Features & Benefits 🌟

Effortless Painting: Say goodbye to traditional brushes and rollers. With this electric spray gun, you can cover surfaces evenly and efficiently, saving you time and effort.

Versatile Nozzles: The Nlapldy Paint Sprayer comes with three interchangeable nozzles, allowing you to adjust the spray pattern to suit your project - whether it's a fine finish or broad coverage.

Large Capacity: The 900ML container means less time spent refilling, keeping your workflow smooth and uninterrupted.

Easy to Clean: Cleaning up after your project is a breeze, ensuring your paint sprayer is ready for your next task.

Compact & Portable: The lightweight and ergonomic design make it easy to handle and maneuver, even for extended periods.

Precision Control: Achieve professional-quality results, whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice DIYer.

🛠️ Demo & How-To 🎬

I demonstrate how to set up, use, and clean the Nlapldy Paint Sprayer. I walk you through the process step by step, providing tips and tricks along the way to help you get the most out of your spray gun.

🌈 Add a Splash of Color to Your Life! 🖌️

With the Nlapldy Paint Sprayer, your home improvement projects will become a breeze. From refreshing the look of your furniture to reviving your garden chairs, this versatile tool will help you achieve professional-grade results with ease.

👍 If you found this video helpful or informative, please give it a thumbs up and share it with fellow DIY enthusiasts. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more product reviews, DIY tutorials, and home improvement tips.

Thank you for watching, and happy painting with your Nlapldy Paint Sprayer! 🏡🎨


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More about this electric paint sprayer:

🎨【3 Nozzles & 3 Spray Patterns】- The Nlapldy Electric Paint Sprayer Gun offers 3 nozzles (1.8mm, 2.5mm, 2.5mm) and 3 different spray patterns - Vertical for tall or vertical surfaces, circular for circular objects, and horizontal for flat surfaces. This makes it perfect for a variety of projects such as painting tables, chairs, fences, cabinets, cars, walls, and crafts. ( One of the nozzles is already mounted on the paint sprayer ).

🎨【Adjustable Flow Control】- The amount of paint output can be controlled by adjusting the flow control knob to suit a wide variety of projects. According to different spraying effect requirements, reasonable control of paint flow can achieve better effect and avoid paint waste. Best spray distance: 100-300mm.

🎨【900ML Large Container】- 900ml large capacity detachable container is ideal to save your time on refill. HVLP sprayers allow you to spray a wide range of projects such as home interior and exterior, furniture, fences, cabinets, crafts, walls, ceiling etc. (Please adjust the viscosity of paint/latex paint before spraying).

🎨【Easy To Use & Clean】- The paint sprayer can be easily assembled without tools. Even if you are a beginner, you can easily get started after reading the manual. With the included cleaning brush and plug needle, you can unclog any hardened paint left in the machine, ensuring you get the best possible spray every time. (Tips: Clean immediately after use to ensure normal use next time).

🎨【What You Will Get】-1X Paint Sprayer, 3X Size Nozzles, 1X Viscosity Cup , 1X Nozzle Cleaning Needle, 1X Cleaning Brush,1X User Manual. ( One of the nozzles is already mounted on the paint sprayer ). Before operating the paint sprayer, be sure to read the manual thoroughly. If you have any questions, please contact us via your order, you will get a reply in 24 hours, our technical team and after-sales team are always behind you.



Alloyman Brand Palm Router


I have never even put as much as one finger on a router before unboxing and using this ALLOYMAN Router Tool, 8.5-Amp Palm Router with 6 Variable Speed, 15pcs Compact Wood Router Bits, Max 32000 RPM Handheld Router, 800W Wood Trimmer Routers Kit for Woodworking Trimming. As an affiliate I can earn from qualifying products.


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