Periodically check your levels for accuracy. If dropped or bumped they can get jarred and out of alignment and ruin a project. Compare two or three levels at once to be sure.
Batteries will keep their charge longer if they're kept cool. Warmer temperatures will shorten their life. Always recharge a battery right after it is used. Never store an uncharged battery and recharge unused batteries every two months.
Never change your drill and router bits without first disconnecting the power cord.
Freezing temps may tempt you to bundle up and stay inside, but protecting your home from the dangers of the freeze-thaw cycle means taking action. Follow these simple steps to protect pipes, prevent water infiltration and save on potential repair costs come spring.
When laminating, use 1" vinyl blind slats between your surfaces to align the edges.
When it comes to buying tools, don't compromise on quality. Inexpensive tools may seem like a bargain at the store, but will almost always cost more in the long run.
During construction, get the building stabilized with regard to temperature and humidity prior to installation of finish materials and interior trim.
Always give wood flooring and paneling a chance to acclimate prior to installation by storing it properly on the job for a 5-7 day period.
Make sure the compressor's output matches the pounds-per-square-inch requirements of the tool to be used. Check and change the oil regularly. After a day of use, empty the air tanks and drain any water build-up inside the tank through the drain tap at the bottom of the tank.
The problem with plywood is getting in from here to there. It's heavy and getting a good grip is difficult...especially if you have to carry it for any length of time. An easy solution is to take a couple of C-clamps and tighten them on to each end. This will give you the handle you need to get a good, solid grip.