James Fitzgerald

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Fitzgerald is a freelance home-improvement writer with a passion for DIY, gardening, and anything involving working with his hands. He has over a decade of professional experience in a variety of trades, including construction, tree work, landscaping, and general maintenance. And what better way to share your passion then to pass it forward than teaching gardening as a therapeutic medium to local chemical dependency residents in Northern California? When not in search of the next enticing DIY project, he may be cooking, lifting weights, riding his motorcycle, hiking out at the coast, or nose deep in a great book. Connect with James Fitzgerald on LinkedIn.

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APRIL 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Bushcraft Axes for Chopping Wood

Bushcraft, also referred to as wilderness survival skills, requires an extensive amount of knowledge and talents. Among the most essential survival skills are staying warm and building sh...

MARCH 30, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Electric Tillers of 2023

Healthy and loose soil is an unquestionable necessity in any garden. Unfortunately, transforming hard, compacted soil into the growing environment plants crave can require a lot of manual...

MARCH 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Water Test Kits Tested in 2023

Certain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in water can wreak havoc on your health and home appliances if they aren’t detected and eliminated. That's why we researched more than 30 home wa...

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Splitting Wedge to Split Logs Easily

Many homes rely on firewood as their primary source of heat, but converting wood logs into usable stacks on your firewood rack can be incredibly labor intensive. Even if you have the best...

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Titanium Hammer to Add to Your Tool Box

Hammers have been an essential carpentry tool for centuries and are found in practically every household tool chest. For as long as they’ve been around, most hammers have had steel hammer...

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Home Generators to Maintain Power When the Power Goes Out

The best home generators can keep the lights on, the air conditioning or heating unit running, and keep your appliances on in case of a power outage. These handy machines are typically ea...

JANUARY 18, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Rust Converters of 2023

Everything degrades over time; metal objects are usually the victims of rust. Fortunately, there are several ways to combat rust, such as manually removing it with sandpaper, wire brushes...

JANUARY 15, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Impact Sockets for Your Toolbox

If you’ve spent any length of time working on automobiles, you’ve likely come across the benefits an impact wrench offers over a handheld ratchet wrench for loosening lug nuts and stuck-o...

JANUARY 3, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Wire Cutters

Whether you’re an electrician, mechanic, or DIYer, a quality pair of wire cutters can make an indispensable addition to your toolbox. The name “wire cutter” can be deceiving, since most o...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Nail Pullers for Your Projects

Whether you’re a professional or a DIYer, there are times when you’ll want to pull a nail safely and efficiently from the wood it’s anchored to. The best nail puller tools help right the ...