Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

Watch as home expert, Joe Truini, shares innovative tips to help you solve common household problems. Email your Simple Solutions tips to simplesolutions@todayshomeowner.com


Jig for cutting bolts to length without damaging the threads.

Tip for Cutting Bolts to Length Without Damaging Threads

Watch this video for a tip on how to cut metal bolts and machine screws to length cleanly and easily without damaging the threads.

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Drilling smaller diameter holes prevents a hole saw from overheating.

Using a Hole Saw to Drill Large Diameter Holes

Watch this video for helpful tips on how to prevent hole saws from dulling, overheating, and binding when drilling large diameter holes.

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Holding down a chalk line in the middle to pop the line accurately.

Tip for Popping Long Chalk Lines Accurately

Find out how to pop long chalk lines accurately when installing flooring or roofing using this simple tip. Watch this video to find out more.

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Cutting a door hinge mortise with a chisel.

How to Cut Mortises for Door Hinges with a Chisel

Watch this video to find out how to cut mortises for door hinges by hand using a hammer and chisel.

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Cutting molding clamped to scrap board with handsaw.

Tip for Cutting Molding Cleanly with a Handsaw

Watch this video to find out how to cut wood molding cleanly without splintering using a handsaw.

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Drilling a hole in chair rail using a drill bit made from a nail.

How to Drill Small Nail Holes in Molding

Watch this video to find out how to make a homemade drill bit from a nail to use when drilling small nail holes in molding.

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an Oscillating Finishing Sander

Tips for Using Sandpaper on an Oscillating Finishing Sander

Watch this video to find out the proper sanding technique to keep sandpaper on an oscillating finishing sander from tearing, and a simple tip on how to make changing the sheets of sandpaper faster and easier.

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Sliding metal flashing under damaged roof shingle.

Metal Flashing Asphalt Roof Shingle Repair

Find out how use galvanized metal flashing and roof cement to repair a damaged asphalt roof shingle on your home. Watch this video to find out more.

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