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A riding lawnmower in the grass.

Bolens Riding Mower Won't Start?This page is about why Bolens mower won't start. Determining the reason why your mower is not starting can be a challenge.


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Sharpening a Handheld Can Opener BladeThis is a page about sharpening the blade of a handheld can opener. Buying a new can opener every time the blade gets dull can be expensive and wasteful. Perhaps the blade can be sharpened extending the life of the tool.


Man's hands sharpening scissors on grinding wheel.

Sharpening ScissorsThis is a page about sharpening scissors. It is very frustrating to grab a pair of scissors only to find that they are too dull for the job. Taking them in for sharpening can be inconvenient and costly.


A heart shaped paper punch with scissors.

Repairing Stuck Paper Lever PunchI was making heart confetti and my paper level punch was stuck. I decided to just stick my scissors into the center where the dot is sticking out and pushed it down. It released the stuck paper punch!


Keep Nails Close at Hand for Small Chores

Adding a Magnet to Your HammerThis is a page about adding a magnet to your hammer. Keeping your nails handy when you are hammering can be a challenge.


Wire Cutters

Sharpening Wire Cutters?I'm looking for ways to sharpen dull wire cutters.


Man Fixing Mower

Mower Won't Start?This is a page about helping when your mower won't start. When your lawn mower won't start, the grass doesn't stop growing. Whether gas, air, spark or the pull starter, it can be frustrating.


Gasoline Powered Leaf Blower

Repairing a Gasoline Powered Leaf Blower?This is a page about repairing a gasoline powered leaf blower. A small gas motor needs fuel, air, spark and lubricant to run properly.



Old Vacuum Cleaner and Hose

Repairing a Torn Vacuum Cleaner Hose?This is a page about repairing a torn vacuum cleaner hose. You may not want to purchase a new hose for your old vacuum. There may be a way to plug the hole to maintain the suction.


Repairing a Gas Powered Trimmer

Repairing a Gas Powered TrimmerThis page is about repairing a gas powered trimmer. Keeping your yard equipment working properly can be a challenge.


Photo of a leaky water hose.

Repairing a Leaky Water HoseThis page is about repairing a leaky water hose. Before you throw away that hose, there are a few ways you can fix that leak.


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Sharpening Pinking Shears?Does aluminum foil work on sharpening pinking shears too?


Tool Used to Repair Tents?What is the gadget called that you use to sew something? It is not a sewing machine, but more like a hole punch with thread attached. I think it was created to repair tents.


Fixing Plastic Scissors Handle?I have had this little cheap pair of scissors for years, as you can see they are broken. I have bought so may pairs of scissors just like these, they are cuticle scissors. They came in a cheap nail care kit my mother found a very long time ago...


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Looking for Switches for Craftsman "60" Drills?I am new to site and looking for help. I am searching for a switch for a Craftsman "60" electrical drill. Both Models 315.7901, and 315.7750. Both are great drills, and will run a long time, if I can find the switches. Both switches have the A-H 3A-250V and 6A-125V stamped on the side.



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Garage Door Remote Timing Out?My Craftsman model 139.53673SRT3 garage door opener was working 100%, but recently developed an unusual problem. The remote works correctly, except it will not work while the unit lamp is on. Once the 4.5 minutes have timed out the remote works perfectly.


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Correct Way to Sharpen Scissors?Is there a method to sharpen your own scissors?


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Sharpening a Can Opener?I have a hand held can opener which has gotten very dull. Does anyone have tips for sharpening the blade?


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Sharpening Hand Held Can Openers?Does anyone know of a place that sharpens hand held can openers?


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Sharpening Tools?How do you sharpen tools?


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Garden Hose Leaks at Sprayer Attachment?My hose leaks were it attaches to the sprayer. I have tried new washers and different hoses. I have 2 different sprayers and they both leak. Do hose washers come in different sizes? Could I wrap the male part with plumbers Teflon tape? I appreciate all answers Thank you.


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