Tool Review: Dremel Saw-Max Multi-Saw—Ready and able for DIY projects

dremel saw-max

Tool Review in two sentences: The Dremel Saw-Max is a kind of hybrid angle grinder/circular saw that is a surprisingly good entry-level tool for DIY projects and home repairs. In Dremel’s 3-tool combo kit—the way I got it—it’s even better. Here’s a deeper look. We’re part of The Home Depot’s … see more

Tool Review: Ryobi cordless miter saw—36 volts of power and performance

cordless miter saw

Tool review in two-sentences: Ryobi’s 36-volt 10-inch sliding brushless cordless miter saw is a dialed-in DIY machine. It’s accurate, powerful and fully-featured. Now here’s some nitty and some gritty if you want it(ty). We’re part of The Home Depot’s ProSpective Program and worked with Big Orange on this blog. The … see more

Tool Review: Ryobi inflator/deflator is the best sawdust blower ever.

TOOLS WE USE: MyFixitUpLife's Mark reviews the Ryobi 18-volts inflator/deflator

Ryobi’s P738 inflator may be the perfect tool for clearing away annoying sawdust and debris. Note: We teamed up with The Home Depot for this blog. However, the opinions here—and full-tilt freak out for this lime green goodness—are 100% MyFixitUpLife’s. Tool review in two-sentences: Ryobi’s P738 inflator is the first … see more

Had your tools ripped off before? Try the Milwaukee Tick to keep them safe

milwaukee tick

I’m sure they struggled naming the Milwaukee Tick tool tracker after an insect that’s ugly and dangerous. However, it’s also grimly accurate considering that this insect-like digital add-on does a dirty job all by itself—tracking your tools. Lyme Disease not included. Note: We partnered with The Home Depot on this … see more

Basement remodeling video: Use a Dremel to cut out a recessed light

Basement remodeling is hard. One of the many difficult things—at least for me—is cutting out recessed lights in drywall with any degree of accuracy. Quick note: The DIY and home improvement content is MyFixitUpLife’s. We’re partnered with Home Depot on this blog and video. They sent us the tool. I … see more

DIY Mower Maintenance: Sharpen a lawnmower blade and clean the mower deck

sharpen a lawnmower blade

So this was a fun discovery: I can sharpen a lawnmower blade with a Dremel tool and metal grinding attachment. Then I can de-gunk the caked-on grass with a Hyde painter’s tool. I’ve used lots of tools for these jobs. None work as well as this tag team. I used … see more

What’s the best cordless drill for DIY and home improvement projects?

cordless drill

This is a question I get asked from time-to-time: What’s the best cordless drill to get for DIY and home improvement projects? My answer usually isn’t a brand recommendation—there are lots of really top notch tools out there. Instead, what I usually recommend is to buy a certain type of … see more

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