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Handywoman's Home Repairs


“Handywoman’s Home Repairs” by Gloria Rae
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Depending on the type of work, you can use different attachments such as a disk sander, a
buffer pad, a hole saw, a bit extender etc., to make the job easier.
Key Tips:
If you want to drill a hole of a certain depth, mark the measurement on the drill with a
piece of colored electrical tape.
Use cutting oil while drilling metals.
Safety tips:
Wear safety goggles
Tie your hair if it’s long
Fold up and secure loose sleeves
Keep all tools away from children
Wear gloves.
How to Use a Caulking Gun
Clean the area to be caulked; remove dirt, loose paint and old caulk.
Make sure the area is dry before you begin.
Load a tube of caulk into a caulking gun and make sure it's well sealed at both ends.
Use a utility knife to cut the tip of the spout. Cut off as little as possible, taking into
consideration the size of the 'bead' of caulk you need.
If the caulk comes in a cardboard tube, look for a second seal at the base of the spout.
Insert a nail or an awl through the spout to puncture the seal.
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