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March 21, 2013

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Stock up to tackle most any home project

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Before cleaning and refinishing a deck, you need to check posts, supports and decking for loose, weak or damaged areas, then replace or repair as needed. To handle long or large screws and bolts, an impact driver.

Project Clean Up

For small post-project clean ups, keep household wipes handy - not only can you clean up any spills or smudges you made, you can clean up your hands, too. For bigger jobs, a wet/dry vacuum can do wonders. It can do all the traditional things a regular vacuum can, while also getting into hard-to-reach areas and cleaning spills and liquids.

Battery Buying Guide - Lithium-ion batteries produce a consistent charge throughout the life of the battery. Ni-cad batteries lose power as the battery runs. - Lithium-ion batteries can be charged many more times than ni-cad batteries, and are not damaged by leaving the charger on too long. - Lithium-ion batteries are lighter than ni-cad batteries, allowing for smaller, more powerful outdoor and power tools.

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