One day last spring, out whacking weeds with Popular Mechanics' veteran home editor Roy Berendsohn, it became clear that a gas-powered string trimmer has more stamina than any reasonable man has weeds to whack.
Proper maintenance of your power tools is essential. Doing so not only helps extend their effective service life but increases your chances of finishing that project with all of your digits. Norm "Ten Fingers" Abram from This Old House magazine has some suggestions.
I have a friend...no, a friend of a friend, who hates CRT monitors, TVs, you name it. If it has a cathode ray tube inside, this "friend" goes rabid and reaches for the nearest power tool to give it a proper decontruction and retirement. The FUBAR by Stanley, is the perfect tool for such a job. It's formed around a…