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  • Many restaurants rely on an infrared thermometer (IRT) to verify that the food in their hot and cold holding stations and buffet tables is within a range specified by their local food safety regulator. IRTs are accurate enough to do that job - and many more - in the privacy of your home kitchen. Following is a partial list. Check your oven temperature. Most ovens run pretty close to the temperature shown on their digital readout or analog knob. But a Read more

  • As an inspector, it is your job to see and recognize all different types of problems. Unfortunately, everything that you need to see isn't exactly out in the open. This makes your job a lot more difficult and creates obstacles that you have to work around. One way to overcome these obstacles is using an inspection mirror. With a quality inspection mirror on your side, those hard to see places won't be hard to see for long. Since the quality of your Read more

  • Tool review blogs keep you up to date on the newest and best tools on the market today. They also let you in on exclusive discounts and sales you may not even know about and some even offer free monthly tool giveaways! If you're really serious about your tools, here's 9 great tool review blogs you should be reading and following on social media now! The 9 best tool review blogs online: 1. ToolGuyd ToolGuyd is a blog that focuses on new tool previe Read more

  • When most people think of using a magnetic pickup tool they think of the most basic uses: picking up nails and screws that they have dropped on the floor while working on a project, finding lost nails and screws in piles of sawdust, or ones that are dropped while working outside in the snow, and of course picking up your yard when the roofing company leaves behind a mess of nails in your grass. While these are all great uses of the tool, they are no Read more

  • The multimeter is an indispensable part of any modern-day toolkit. For electrical repairs, it is as essential as a screwdriver and as versatile as a Swiss knife. Most professionals are already familiar with multimeters, and yet many make common and easily avoidable mistakes while using one. If you are a DIY enthusiast, have a passion for electronics or simply want to repair minor problems around your house, it's important that you understand how to u Read more

  • It seems that the whole world has gone digital. Pretty much every electronic gadget that you come across these days is digital, and the analog style is getting harder and harder to find. When it comes to multimeters, however, you can still locate analog options along with all of the modern digital choice. So, which is better - a digital or analog multimeter? What is a multimeter? Before we get too far into the discussion of digital vs. analog, it Read more

  • YouTube is a great place to watch DIY woodworking tutorials that give you visual walkthroughs on how to do woodworking projects from start to finish. YouTube videos can inspire you to experiment with new ideas and try out projects you had never dreamed of yourself. With 20 channels dedicated to bringing you new project ideas and even showing you how to do them, you will have plenty of projects to ponder. So it's time to open your scrap wood cabin Read more

  • As a home inspector, you already have a lot of tools. Among the pieces of equipment that are likely included in your kit is a flashlight, electrical circuit tester, ladder, knife, tape measure, screwdriver, and much more. These tools aren't optional, either they are simply part of getting the job done. Without the right equipment, even the most talented inspector in the world will struggle to evaluate the safety and longevity of a building. In or Read more

  • When you think about a thermometer, you probably picture a device with some kind of probe that is placed into the object being measured. Whether it is a thermometer that you place under your tongue to take your own temperature, or a food thermometer that you push into a piece of meat to make sure it is done, probe-style thermometers have long been a standard. However, there are plenty of other options on the market today, and infrared thermo Read more

  • If you work in a professional trade such as carpentry, plumbing, inspection, or any of a long list of other fields, you should consider adding a laser distance measuring device to your toolbox. These handy little units can save you a ton of time over pulling out an old tape measure, and they are incredibly accurate. Getting a measurement across a room is as simple as just pushing a button, and you won't even need another person to hold the end of the Read more

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