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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MAY 22, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Combination Squares for Your Workshop

Among the wide variety of measuring tools available, a combination square is perhaps the most versatile. It can not only measure length and depth, but also check square and 45-degree angl...

MAY 16, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Cordless Finish Nailers of 2022

The finish nailer is arguably the most versatile of the many types of nail guns available. The nails they use provide more holding power than brad nailers, allowing them to fix baseboards...

MAY 13, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Cordless Brad Nailers of 2022

From heavy-duty roofing to light upholstery work, there’s a nail gun for nearly every task. Finish nailers make great general-purpose tools; brad nailers help complete all kinds of DIY an...

APRIL 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Electric Tankless Water Heaters of 2022

While traditional water heaters remain the best choice for some, tankless models save space and can help reduce your heating bill. If you’re considering going tankless, your first decisio...

The Best Back Saws for Precise Cuts

Although a back saw may not be considered an essential woodworking tool, it should by no means be viewed as a luxury item. The fact that this tool has changed so little in hundreds of yea...

The Best Wood Routers for Beginners in the Workshop

A wood router is an indispensable tool both in the workshop and on the job site. The tools are powerful yet easy to manage, so they work equally well for functional and decorative woodwor...

APRIL 25, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Propane Tankless Water Heaters of 2022

Hot water is a basic requirement, but the range of tank-based and tankless systems now available can make choosing the right water heater a real challenge. Though traditional water heater...

The Best Outdoor Misting Fans of 2022

When temperatures start to rise, one cost-effective way to keep cool is with an electric fan. Floor fans and box fans can provide portable cooling solutions inside the home, and window fa...

APRIL 19, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Concrete Garden Statues for Your Outdoor Spaces

For thousands of years, people from various parts of the world have used statuary to add focal points to gardens. In fact, many of today’s garden statues mimic designs first used by Roman...

APRIL 18, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Paint for Glass of 2022

Painting on glass can be hugely satisfying, easy to use, and versatile. With a little imagination, all kinds of everyday glassware can be turned into unique and beautiful art pieces. This...