The Rockler Glue Applicator Set

If you’re looking for a better way of applying glue to a piece of wood, I can think of no better option than the Rockler Glue Applicator Set.

It comes with a series of tools designed specifically for the task at hand. These include:

  • Glue Line Centering Attachment
  • Silicone Glue Brush Applicator
  • Glue Roller Applicator
  • Mortise Glue Applicator
  • Glue Funnel, & Cleaning Brush

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I especially like the funnel that attaches directly to the bottle, minimizing any potential mess. Normally I pour glue from one bottle to another over wax paper. You wouldn’t have to do it with this set.

Rockler Glue Applicator Set (Amazon)

A stud finder that actually works

I have a terrible track record with buying electronic stud finders: they never work. It never fails. I run an electronic stud finder over the wall and it lights up and beeps, telling me that it just found a stud. Then, after marking the exact spot it said there was a stud, I drill into it, only to discover there’s no stud.

My electronic stud finder just lied to me.

I installed some floating shelves last weekend and I was extremely irritated at the false-positives my stupid electronic stud finder, the Zircon StudSensor e50, was giving me. I decided I would look this week for something better. I was willing to spend any amount of money on a new stud finder as long as I was confident it would actually work.81AKYY0VQeL._SL1500_My research narrowed on the CH Hanson Magnetic Stud Finder. Not only is it the greatest, most accurate stud finder I’ve ever owned, it was also the cheapest one I’ve ever bought. I paid less than nine bucks for it on Amazon.

The CH Hanson Magnetic Stud Finder is much different from the electronic stud finders I’ve used before. For one thing, it’s not electronic. It doesn’t use sensors or even a battery. It uses two powerful rare earth magnets that doesn’t need electric power.

Instead of looking for a stud, it looks for screws or nails that are embedded into a stud. Find a screw or a nail and you are going to find a stud. You run the CH Hanson Magnetic Stud Finder over the wall in a lazy “S” pattern and when it finds a screw, you know it. Instead of lighting up or beeping, it pulls strongly to the screw or the nail.

The pull is so strong that you can take your hand off the tool and it stays on the wall. The powerful rare earth magnets keep the tool fixed exactly to the spot on the wall where the screw or nail is. Not only does this prove there is a stud behind that exact spot, you don’t even have to mark the spot with a pencil.

The CH Hanson Magnetic Stud Finder will be the last stud finder I ever buy.

It felt good throwing my old electronic stud sensor into the trash. I hope it ends up in a landfill next to a used adult diaper and a VHS copy of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

I just love the CH Hanson Magnetic Stud Finder. It’s the best nine bucks I’ve ever spent.

Buy the CH Hanson Magnetic Stud Finder on Amazon