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Paint vs primer primer

To the uninitiated, primer seems like a rip off. An expensive product you put on before you paint that you never see. But primer can be essential. So here’s a primer about paint versus primer, as well as when you need it, when you can get by without it, and what paint plus primer in one means.

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Soak string trimmer line in water to make it last longer

I’m not sure anyone likes refilling their string trimmer. Once you’ve done it a few times, it’s not the worst chore in the world, but if I told you how to make your string trimmer line last longer, I don’t think anyone would object to it. Especially since you can make it last longer almost for free. Soak your string trimmer line in water to make it last longer.

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Are battery wet dry vacuums good?

Battery wet dry vacuums certainly have appeal, if only due to convenience. Frequently the places where you need to use them may not have a convenient outlet, or the outlet may not be safe to use because of the standing water. But does that mean they’re good? They certainly have trade-offs. Here’s how to figure out if they are right for you.

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Lead acid vs lithium batteries

When you’re comparing electric lawn mowers, you may find two comparable mowers at widely different price points. The reason for that, if you read the fine print, is frequently the battery type. The cheaper ones use lead acid batteries and the more expensive ones use lithium. So what’s the difference? Let’s compare lead acid vs lithium batteries.

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What a Torx screwdriver is used for

Torx screws are a modern screw bit with a six-sided star-shaped opening in the screw head. People will use a Torx screwdriver or screw in situations where they don’t want screws falling off the tip of the screwdriver, they don’t want to strip the head accidentally, or where they want to limit who can remove them. Torx is a trademark, so you also hear people refer to them generically as star drivers.

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