General Interest

House Jacking: Why Do It?

Apart from moving to another town, there are a lot of advantages that you could exploit in jacking your house. On the other hand, a lot of homeowners are initially “bullied” by just how costly and the inconvenience that it can bring to the whole family. That aside, house jacking is a very important measure [...]

Tough Tool Talk: Rollers

Industrial, automotive and construction fields are often associated with state of the art machineries, heavy-duty equipment and solid gears that can pass within the test of time and abuse, primarily to assist us in getting the job done and right. More often than not, it takes a lot of time, effort and utter care for [...]

When it comes to car maintenance, it seems that tire replacement is one of the most things that car owners always take for granted. It’s quite understandable, since car tires are not cheap, and oftentimes confusing. On the other hand, keep in mind that this component is responsible for keeping your ride comfortable, efficient and [...]

Tough Tool Talk: Jack Stands

Having a reliable service jack in your car can save your car from running with a flat tire. On the other hand, having a jack stand can save you (literally) from freak accidents such as… Errr, being “flat”. Kidding aside, hydraulic lifts and service jacks serve ONLY to lift your vehicle, and nothing more. Keeping [...]

Hydraulic jacks are sturdy and formidable enough to lift your ride. Heck, this small, close to invulnerable tool can even suspend your humble abode with just a couple cranks-‘n-pumps. But like all things, these tough tools are still prone to damages no matter how impregnable these things are. As said a while ago, it is [...]

Empty Basement: From Creepy to Cozy

Aside from being an extension to your closet, laundry area and storage or worse, the musty, flooded part of your house where the center of creepiness situates, there are a lot of things you may consider doing to maximize this unused space – maybe a gym, a den, man-cave, a kid’s playroom, whatever floats your [...]

The wheel is probably the oldest and the most profound, important invention of our lifetime. And since its discovery that can be traced way back as early as the Mesopotamian Civilization, it has evolved into what it is today. And thanks to John Boyd Dunlop, the development of modern tires greatly contributed in the efficiency [...]

5 Stages on How To Organize Your Garage

Garages can either be a haven for your DIY and other projects or a breeding ground for filth. Having way too much time (and space, obviously) in collecting things –most of which are rarely or never been used, this specific area where vehicles are supposed to be sheltered suddenly becomes a makeshift extension of your [...]

Understanding ISO Grades in Hydraulic Oils

There is a reason why hydraulic oils are invented, and so does with its various ISO grades. Most hydraulic tools and equipment – particularly lifting equipment – use specific hydraulic oils to ensure optimum usability and efficiency. And these oils vary according to the standards set by ASTM. What’s the importance of these grades anyway? [...]

Pneumatic VS Hydraulic: A Test of Efficiency

Some say pneumatic power is better, while others claim hydraulics is far more versatile. This is probably one of the most debated arguments in modern mechanics. Although almost the same in terms of mechanism, they differ in methods of transporting power to the equipment in order to exert the needed pressure in performing certain tasks.Pneumatic [...]