Tips & Advice

  • Transfer Precise Shapes with the Contour Gauge Recently I gave my bathroom a DIY make-over.  I was on a tight budget but I wanted to make certain it got the most bang for my buck. On my renovation to-do list was: BATHROOM RENOVATION TO-DO LIST - install new flooring - vanity, mirror, sink - light fixture - window - toilet - shower head, faucet - bead board - paint The tub and tile were in decent shape, so I kept them. We managed to remove the old Read more

  • LTM2X INSTRUCTIONS AND QUICK START VIDEO It's time to pull out your LTM2X Laser Tape Measure and start measuring everything in your house! But first, make sure you know all there is to know about your laser tape measure with the below FAQs and short Quick Start Video! How do I open and close the battery door? To open, hold the LTM2X laser tape measure in your right hand with the belt clip facing your palm, your fingers wrapped around the bottom Read more

  • Attention all you Woodworkers and Makers out there! Want to stay current on the latest DIY woodworking projects? The best way to do it is to follow our latest compilation of top YouTube Woodworking Channels and don’t forget Woodworking Blogs! Woodworking Blogs are chock full of inspirational DIY Woodworking ideas. Additionally, by simply subscribing to Blog Newsletters, you can receive free woodworking plans for your next project! To assist yo Read more

  • Perfect Your Home’s Angles with the Gable Scribe Siding your home can be a big challenge no matter its shape, size, or the material that you use. Siding the angles, gables, and other unique areas of your home’s exterior can be even trickier, particularly when using extremely dense material, such as fiber cement. Materials like fiber cement are highly durable, long lasting, and extremely low maintenance. For some homeowners, though, these benef Read more

  • Hurricane Storm Ready Tips - Your Quick Hurricane Resource Guide from General Tools Important – In the event your area will be affected by an upcoming storm, this article will provide you with several quick links to hurricane resources. **Make sure to bookmark this hurricane resource guide for easy reference.** The peak of hurricane season is around the corner. As per, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1st, peaks from Aug Read more

  • Whether you are going back to high school, taking an engineering, science or design class in college, signing up for a woodworking class, or a teacher getting ready for new students; you all have one thing in common – it’s time for back to school supplies! Yes, we already know we have to pick up our standard back to school supplies – ie. pens/pencils, highlighters, notebooks, folders, calculators, backpacks etc. But there are those specific s Read more

  • On FATHER'S DAY, fill Dad's toolbox with the precise tool to get the job done! For the Dad who enjoys working with cool tools, making or fixing stuff around the house, General Tools has put together a Father's Day Gift Guide that will make it easy for you to buy the perfect tool for your handy Dad!  MAKE THIS FATHER'S DAY A DAY TO REMEMBER FOR DAD!  LASER TAPE MEASURE Give Dad a hand with the 2-in-1 Laser Tape Measure . It combines two accur Read more

  • Architectural panels for building exteriors are ideal for contemporary style and applications. Whether they’re installed as an accent or as the main field on the façade, panel installation have a way of really elevating the style and interest of a building. With building panel installations becoming more common, many builders are looking for ways to cut down on labor costs, while still installing the panels safely and properly. Architectural pan Read more

  • Virtually every type of siding has a learning curve before installation becomes second-nature, and fiber cement siding is no exception. Fiber cement is a unique product, composed of a blend of Portland cement, silica, and sand with embedded cellulose fibers. This special blend offers fire resistance, durability, and the beauty of wood siding without the upkeep and cost of real wood. However, its durability means it’s slightly heavier than other s Read more

  • OSHA Compliant Dust-Free Fiber Cement Cutting Shears by PacTool WHAT IS SILICA DUST AND OSHA RULE 29 CFR 1926.1153? • Silica (SiO2), intact, is perfectly safe and found in many building products, including fiber cement siding • However, when cut or drilled, silica turns to crystalline silica which can be breathed in • Crystalline silica exposure can cause silicosis, lung cancer, chronic pulmonary diseases, and kidney failure • To protect Read more

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