Tony Carrick

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony Carrick is a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, landscaping, and design. A recipient of a degree in journalism and a Master of Arts in English, he spent ten years writing for a variety of local newspapers and business publications before becoming an English teacher. Mr. Carrick now works as a freelance writer from his home in North Carolina. When he isn’t furiously typing away on his laptop or working on his latest home improvement project, he enjoys spending time with his family and cycling through the beautiful North Carolina countryside. Connect with Tony Carrick on LinkedIn.

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APRIL 5, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Right-Angle Drills for Hard-to-Reach Spots

A car engine, wall studs, and other tight spaces simply aren’t accessible to most standard corded or cordless drills. That doesn’t mean you have to resort to a manual screwdriver—the righ...

APRIL 5, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Bar Carts for Entertaining

For those who don’t have an integrated home bar space, finding a home for one’s liquor or wine collection can be a challenge. The bar cart, a piece of mobile furniture evolved from the Vi...

MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Shallow Well Pumps for Your Well Water Needs

Though it typically sits in the crawl space under a home, out of sight and out of mind, a shallow well pump is one of your most important appliances if your home relies on well water. The...

MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Single Stage Snow Blowers to Clear Your Driveway After a Storm

Clearing a snow-covered sidewalk or driveway after a fresh snowfall can be a backbreaking chore. While a full-size, two-stage snow blower is an option, these large and expensive machines ...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Sewage Pumps for Your Septic System

Homes outside of municipal sewer systems rely on septic systems for waste management. A septic system requires the use of a good sewage pump to move a home’s wastewater to the septic tank...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Oscillating Tool Blades to Keep Your Tool Working Efficiently

Oscillating tools are the multi-tool of saws, capable of performing diverse tasks ranging from cutting and grinding to scraping and sanding. But an oscillating tool will only perform thes...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Pocket Chainsaws for Camping, Hiking, and Mountain Biking

An ax, or better yet, a chainsaw, is an ideal tool for felling a tree or dicing up a log. Both tools are impractical, though, for clearing a fallen tree along a mountain-biking trail or c...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Storm Windows for Added Insulation

Homes with older, poorly insulated windows can face colossal energy bills in the cold- and hot-weather seasons. While replacement windows are an option, this route can be costly. A more c...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Oils for Snowblower Maintenance

If you live in an area that receives frequent heavy snows, a snowblower is an invaluable tool for clearing your driveway or walk—but only if it’s running properly. A high-quality motor oi...

MARCH 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Breaker Bars for Loosening Tight Bolts

Removing lug nuts from a rim or getting a frozen or rusted bolt to cooperate can be a frustrating and back-straining experience with a standard socket set. These jobs require the big guns...