Bob Beacham


Bob Beacham has always had a fascination for all things mechanical and received an engineering degree from Aylesbury College in the UK. During his 35-year career, he has worked on everything from automotive components to oil rigs. On weekends you will often find him tinkering with a car or motorcycle. He’s also a DIY enthusiast, and with a great deal of help from his wife has completely renovated two derelict buildings, turning them into comfortable homes. He now splits his time between contract work and writing articles that share his practical experience. He may be the last person on earth who isn’t on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin.

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JUNE 26, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Epoxy for Countertops of 2022

Numerous ways exist to update the countertops in your home, but epoxy resin offers perhaps the best combination of versatility and durability. Using epoxy resin to revitalize an old count...

JUNE 20, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Oils for Lawn Mower Maintenance

Whether you own a brand-new lawn mower or an older model, keeping it in peak condition requires periodic maintenance. Choosing the correct type of engine oil is a key part of the process ...

JUNE 14, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Primers for Kitchen Cabinets of 2022

A good general-purpose primer is the starting point for the vast majority of quality paint finishes, as it helps paint adhere to the surface. But painting kitchen cabinets presents a numb...

The Best Finishes for Your Kitchen Table of 2022

The right finish on wood not only brings out its natural warmth, but it also provides long-term protection. However, not all finishes are the same, and different products are suitable for...

MAY 31, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Vinyl Plank Flooring of 2022

Hardwood planks have long been a popular flooring choice, offering unrivaled natural warmth. Unfortunately, hardwood floors can also be expensive, difficult to install, and prone to dents...

MAY 27, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Whole House Humidifiers of 2022

Single room humidifiers make it easy to replace lost moisture in small spaces, but to affect the entire home, you need a whole house humidifier. These provide a single, convenient source ...

MAY 23, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best HVLP Spray Guns of 2022

Spray guns have a reputation for being tricky to use, but modern HVLP (high volume, low pressure) versions aimed at DIYers and hobbyists are easy to use, can dramatically reduce the time ...

MAY 23, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Sawzall Blades for Sharp Cutting

With the correct blade, a reciprocating saw or saber saw (commonly known as a Sawzall) can make short work of cutting through wood, plastic, metal, and even concrete blocks and concrete. ...

MAY 22, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Jigsaw Blades for Sharp Cutting

The broad versatility of jigsaws means you’ll find them just about everywhere, from home tool kits to construction sites to engineering works. A large part of their popularity is because,...

MAY 22, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Dowel Jigs of 2022

Dowel joints are more common than you might think. They’re used in all kinds of wood joinery, from cabinet frames to cupboard drawers to tabletops. With a quality dowel jig, even relative...