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Mark Weir

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Mark spent 24 years working in real estate, so he knows his way around a home. He also worked with contractors and experts, advising them on issues of planning, investments, and renovations.

Mark is no stranger to hands-on experience, having renovated his own home and many properties for resale. He likes nothing better than seeing a project through to completion.

Since retiring from real estate, Mark has been focusing on passing on his knowledge through his writing. He lives and works on a widebeam barge, traveling the canals and rivers of England, accompanied by his wife Julie, and their King Charles Cavalier, Eric.

Mark likes to document his travels on his YouTube channel, Weir on the Move.

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Articles Edited by Mark Weir

Woman with a new snow blower

Best Time To Buy a Snow Blower

Woodworker cutting wood with a grinder and a dust collector on the side

Best Saw Dust Collectors of 2021

Raking snow off roof

Best Snow Roof Rakes of 2021

Man removing snow with electric snow shovel

5 Best Electric Snow Shovels (2021 Reviews)

Tractor snow blower removing deep snow

The Best Tractor Snow Blower Combinations (Clear Snow Like a Pro)

Man removing snow with a two-stage snow blower

The Best Two-Stage Snow Blowers (Why They Are Worth the Money)

Close-up of a two-stage snow blower

Single-Stage Vs. Two-Stage Vs. Three-Stage Snow Blower

Small bathroom exhaust fans

Why Sizing a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Is Crucial

Ventilation system of modern bathroom

The Best Bathroom Exhaust Fans (Control Mold and Mildew)

Bathroom exhaust fan with humidity sensor

The Best Humidity Sensing Bathroom Fans (Top Products Reviewed) 

Quiet bathroom fan

Best Quiet Bathroom Exhaust Fans of 2021

Bathroom interior with shower curtain

Why Getting Your Shower Curtain Size Right Is Crucial

Venting Bathroom Fan Into Attic

Venting a Bathroom Fan Into an Attic

Man repairing bath exhaust fan

How To Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Man clearing driveway with snowblower

The Difference Between Snow Blowers and Snow Throwers

Electric staple gun for fixing upholstery

7 Best Electric Staple Guns (2021 Reviews)

Pneumatic stapler nails the bottom to the drawer

5 Best Pneumatic Staple Guns (2021 Reviews)

Repairing upholstered furniture with a staple gun

5 Best Staple Guns for Upholstery (2021 Reviews)

Heavy duty staple gun in use with wood work

The Best Staple Guns (Options for DIYers and Pros)

Husband teaching his wife how to use a staple gun

How To Use a Staple Gun (Step-by-Step Guide)

Loading staples into a manual staple gun

How To Load a Staple Gun (The Right Way)

Fixing a stripped screw hole

The Best Way To Fix a Stripped Screw Hole

Man holding a wooden gate while unscrewing the rusty screws from a lock bolt.

How To Remove A Stripped Screw (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Man clearing snow with electric snow blower

5 Best Electric Snow Blowers (2021 Reviews)

Different types of sanders

14 Different Types of Sanders and Uses (With Pictures)

Woman restoring an old, damaged dresser

How to Refinish Furniture (Make It Look New Again)

Stripping a dresser door

How To Strip Furniture

Man sanding hardwood floor with an orbital sander

How To Use an Orbital Sander To Sand Your Hardwood Floor

Sanding wood

How To Sand Wood (Sanding Tips)

Man sanding table with orbital sander

Orbital Sanders vs. Sheet Sanders (Which Is Best?)

When To Use a Belt and Orbital Sander

Belt Sander vs. Orbital Sander: What's the Difference?

Air compressor with engine pump

How Do Air Compressor Work? (Complete Guide)

Liquid sander deglosser for wooden chair

The Best Liquid Sander Deglosser (Easily Degloss Old Paint)

Man refinishing table with a belt sander

5 Best Sanders for Refinishing Furniture (2021 Reviews)

Man finishing deck with a palm sander

Best Sanders for Decks of 2021

A spindle sander

Best Spindle Sanders of 2021

Various types of benchtop sanders

Best Benchtop Sanders of 2021

Carpenter using orbital electric sander on a retro vintage table

Best Random Orbital Sanders of 2021

Sanding wooden stool with a detail sander

7 Best Detail Sanders (2021 Reviews)

Woman sanding wooden chair with a palm sander

5 Best Palm Sanders (2021 Reviews) 

Carpenter works with belt sander for woodworking

Best Belt Sanders of 2021

A long barrel air hammer

Best Air Hammers of 2021

Man holding up an air impact wrench

Air Impact Wrenches: 8 of the Best (2021 Reviews)

Many compressors lined up in garage

Best Air Compressors of 2021

Removing light snow with electric snow blower

Electric vs. Gas Snow Blowers: Which is Better?

Man snow blowing his front yard

15 Snow Blowing Tips (Easy Snow Removal)

Woman removing snow from a car with a snow brush

10 Best Snow Brushes for Car (2021 Reviews)

Man clearing snow with a cordless snow blower

The Best Cordless Snow Blowers (Convenient and Easy-To-Use)

An air compressor pressure regulator

How To Adjust Air Compressor Pressure Regulators 

Air compressors in different sizes

Why Your Air Compressor Needs To Be the Right Size

An air compressor pressure gauge

How To Rate an Air Compressor (SCFM vs CFM Explained)

Double air compressor

How To Quiet an Air Compressor (Simple Solutions)

Air compressor maintenance

How To Maintain an Air Compressor

Man preparing to use an air compressor

How To Use an Air Compressor

Different types of air compressors

Air Compressors and What They Do

Compressed Air Water Filter Regulator

Best Water Separators for Air Compressors of 2021

Air compressor hose and accessories

Best Air Compressor Hoses of 2021

Inflating car tire with portable inflator

Best Portable Tire Inflators of 2021

Air compressor for painting

The Best Air Compressors for Painting (Full Guide)

Home garage air compressor

Best Air Compressor for Home Garages of 2021

Portable air compressor

7 Best Portable Air Compressors (2021 Reviews)

Man inflating car tire with a pancake air compressor

The Best Pancake Air Compressors (Small & Lightweight)

Orange small portable shop air compressor

Best Shop Air Compressors of 2021

Small blue air compressor

10 Best Small Air Compressors (2021 Reviews)

60 gallon air compressor in workshop

7 Best 60-Gallon Air Compressors (2021 Reviews)

Portable 30 gallon air compressor

The Best 30-Gallon Air Compressors (Portable and Increased Capacity)

Yellow 20 gallon air compressor

The Best 20-Gallon Air Compressors (And What They Do)

White 12v air compressor

Best 12V Air Compressors of 2021

Welding plastic

How To Weld Plastic (The Easy Way)

Welding of brass fittings on copper pipe.

Techniques for Welding Brass (Learn It Like a Pro)

Welding copper

How To Weld Copper

Welding Stainless Steel

How To Weld Stainless Steel (7 Best Practices)

Arc welding

How To Arc Weld (Simple Step-by-Step Guide)

Stick welding

What You Need To Know About Stick Welding

Welding unit with helmet shield

Can You Look at the Sun With a Welding Helmet?

Welding pipeline

10 Reasons Why Welding is a Great Career Choice

Worker wearing a welding respirator

5 Best Welding Respirators (2021 Reviews)

Welder working on a welding table

6 Best Welding Tables (2021 Reviews)

Spot weld cutting on car

5 Best Spot Weld Cutters (2021 Reviews)

Flux core wire for welder

Best Flux-Core Wires of 2021

Worker using propane gas torch for soldering copper pipes.

Best Propane Torches of 2021

Worker using torch cutter to cut through metal

9 Best Cutting Torch Kits (2021 Reviews)

Welder wearing a welding cap

The Best Welding Caps (Protect Your Head)

A welding cart

The Best Welding Carts (Why You Need One)

Plasma cutting

7 Best Plasma Cutters (2021 Reviews)

Man wearing welding goggles while using a gas torch

7 Best Welding Safety Glasses (2021 Reviews)

Man wearing welding work boots

Best Welding Work Boots of 2021

Man with welding gloves holding a gas torch

10 Best Welding Gloves (2021 Reviews)

Man in welding coat with a gas torch

Best Welding Jackets of 2021

A young man in welding shirt welding metal

7 Best Welding Shirts (2021 Reviews)

A lincoln electric welder generator

5 Best Welder Generators (2021 Reviews)

Man welding a metal gate with a multi process welder

Best Multi-Process Welders of 2021

MAn welding a glass pane with a flux core welder

6 Best Flux-Core Welders (2021 Reviews)

Man welding aluminum

The Best Welder for Welding Aluminum (Welding Aluminum Made Easy)

Stick welder

7 Best Stick Welders (2021 Reviews)

Man welding a fence with a 110 volt welder

Best 110-Volt Welders of 2021

Trainee with instructor using welding machine

The Welders for Beginners (Perfect for Novices)

Portable welder on the table

7 Best Cheap Welders (2021 Reviews)

Drinking bottled water

25 Eye-Opening Bottled Water Facts

Different Types Of Drills

31 Types of Drills Explained

Modern toto toilet

5 Best Toto Toilets (2021 Reviews)

Toilet repair kits

The Best Toilet Repair Kits (The Easy Solution)

A set of nibbler attachments

The Best Nibblers for Cutting Sheet Metal (Top Picks)

Welder in protective uniform

10 Best Welding Helmets (2021 Reviews)

Tig welding

10 Best TIG Welders (2021 Reviews)

Welding steel with a MIG welder

The Best MIG Welders (For Professional Results)

Chemical portable toilet

Best Portable Camping Toilets of 2021

Modern toilet seat with bidet

7 Best Bidet Toilet Seats (2021 Reviews)

Man applying bathtub caulk

Best Caulks for Showers and Bathtubs of 2021

Man in a protective mask welding metal construction outside

Welding Project Ideas (66 Ideas for Beginners to Pros)

Man welding cast iron

How To Weld Cast Iron

Worker with proective mask welding metal

How To MIG Weld

Man TIG welding stainless steel

How To TIG Weld (Step-by-Step Process)

Man cleaning toilet with a toilet brush

The Best Toilet Brushes (For Superior Cleanliness)

Man welding with head mask

9 Common Types of Welding Explained

Woman pulling out toilet paper

7 Best Toilet Paper for Septic Systems (2021 Reviews)

A compact toilet in a small bathroom

Best Compact Toilets of 2021

Person flushing a dual flush toilet

The Best Dual Flush Toilets for Saving Water

A macerating toilet in modern bathroom

7 Best Macerating Toilets (2021 Reviews)

A comfort height toilet for disabled person

7 Best Comfort Height Toilets (2021 Reviews)

A composting toilet

The Best Composting Toilets (For a Greener Lifestyle)

Pressure balance shower valves

Pressure Balance Vs. Thermostatic Shower Valves

A set of cobalt drill bits

Best Cobalt Drill Bits of 2021

Forstner bits

Best Forstner Bits of 2021

Carving children's toy with a scroll saw

How to Use a Scroll Saw (Techniques and Step-By-Step Guide)

Carpenter cutting wood with a circular saw

9 Steps to Master Using a Circular Saw

Working on a table saw while using a push stick

16 Table Saw Tricks to Improve Efficiency

Drill doctor sharpener

Best Drill Bit Sharpeners of 2021

A 12V Impact Driver

5 Best 12V Impact Drivers (2021 Reviews)

Man holding a Makita drill

7 Best Makita Drills (2021 Reviews)

Carpenter drilling hole in wooden bar with a drill driver

5 Best Budget Drills (2021 Reviews)

Man making a table saw sled

How to Make a Table Saw Sled (Step-by-Step Process)

Cutting wood properly with a table saw

How to Use a Table Saw

Man sawing wood with a miter saw

How to Use a Miter Saw (Best Practices & Safety)

Drilling hole on a door with a hole saw

How to Use a Hole Saw (Pro Tips)

Man trimming trees with a pole saw

How to Use a Pole Saw

Cutting tile with a wet saw

How to Use a Wet Tile Saw

Man cutting ceramic tile with a table saw

18 Best Table Saw Accessories (2021 Reviews)

Sawstop table saw

The Best Cabinet Table Saws (for Serious Woodworkers)

Man working with a chop saw

7 Best Chop Saws for Large Projects (2021 Reviews)

Man working with a floor drill press

7 Best Floor Drill Presses (2021 Reviews)

Carpenter tightening screws with screw gun

The Best Screw Guns (Ultimate Drywall Tools)

Man building a cabinet with a cordless screwdriver

10 Best Cordless Screwdrivers (2021 Reviews)

Industrial hammer drill

The Best Cordless Hammer Drills (Top Models Compared)

Removing rivets with a drill

5 Steps for Removing Rivets With a Drill Bit

Circular saw blades

The Best Circular Saw Blades (Find the Right Blade for You)

Cutting tile with a saw

The Best Tile Saws (Enjoy a Clean Cut Slate)

Man trimming trees with an electric pole saw

5 Best Electric Pole Saws (2021 Reviews)

A band saw

7 Best Band Saws (2021 Reviews)

Person woodwoorking with a scroll saw blade

Best Scroll Saw Blades of 2021

Man drilling into wood with an impact driver

The Best Impact Drivers (Top Picks)

Senior male artisan working on industrial drilling press

Best Drill Press of 2021

Sharpening a saw blade

How to Keep Your Saw Blades Sharp (for the Best Results)

Removing a stripped bolt with a wrench

How to Remove a Stripped Bolt (10 Simple Methods)

Man cutting concrete with a saw

How to Cut Concrete With a Saw (13 Easy Steps) 

Carpenter using radial arm saw to cut wood in workshop

Radial Arm Saw Uses (Essential Guide)

Man sawing wood

14 Clever Uses for Sawdust

Woman working with a benchtop drill press

10 Benchtop Drill Presses (2021 Reviews)

Man drilling through metal with an electric drill

The Best Drill Bits for Metal (Eat Through Metal With Ease)

Man drilling into a lock with a cordless drill

Best Cordless Drills of 2021

Man drilling into a wall with a corded hammer drill

Best Corded Drills of 2021

Cutting wood with a miter saw blade

Best Miter Saw Blades of 2021

Man cutting wood with a chisel

8 Ways to Chop Wood When You Don’t Have a Saw

A handsaw

How To Sharpen a Hand Saw

A Coping Saw

How to Use a Coping Saw (Simple 4-Step Process)

Electric drill against a brick wall

How to Drill Into Brick Like a Pro (8 Easy Steps)

Man drilling through tile

How to Drill Through Tile

Man drilling living room wall with drill

Drill vs. Hammer Drill: What’s the Difference?

Man holding a battery powered impact wrench

Impact Driver vs. Impact Wrench

Woman drilling through the wall with an impact drill

Impact Driver vs. Drill

Carpenter working with circular saw

Table Saw vs. Circular Saw

Young carpenter woodworking with a circular saw

Best Circular Saws of 2021

A Dewalt portable table saw

The Best Portable Table Saws (Reviews & Ratings)

A Powermatic hybrid table saw

The Best Hybrid Saws (Cut Any Material at High Accuracy)

Drill bit set

10 Best Drill Bits for the Job (2021 Reviews)

Man working with a hammer drill

Best Hammer Drills of 2021

Man working with a jigsaw

The Best Jigsaws for Your DIY Projects

Toilet paper

Toilet Paper: We share the Facts With You

Smart water bottles

Best Smart Water Bottles of 2021

Assorted jigsaw blades

The Best Jigsaw Blades (And How to Choose Them)

A bunch of band saw blades for resawing

The Best Bandsaw Blades (to Get You Resawing Like a Legend)

Cutting metal with a band saw

The Best Bandsaw Blades (Selecting the Right Blade Is Crucial)

A full hole saw kits

Best Hole Saw Kits of 2021

Man holding a mini circular saw

7 Best Compact Circular Saws (2021 Reviews)

Man gardening with a pole saw

The Best Pole Saws to Make Garden Pruning a Breeze

Track saw for woodworking

Best Track Saws of 2021

A cordless reciprocating saw

The Best Reciprocating Saws to Turn You Into a Professional

Difference between a sliding and non-sliding miter saw

Sliding vs. Non-Sliding Miter Saws

Woman taking a bath with a body bar soap

Best Bar Soap for Sensitive Skin (2021 Reviews)

Woman operating a miter saw

7 Best Miter Saws (2021 Reviews)

Carpenter cutting through wood with reciprocating saw blade

Best Reciprocating Saw Blades of 2021

A miter saw stand in a construction stand

Best Miter Saw Stands of 2021

Man working with a panel saw

Best Saws for Cutting Panels of 2021

Man operating a worm drive saw

7 Best Worm Drive Saws (2021 Reviews)

Woodworking table saw with fence system

The Best Table Saw Fences (for More Accurate Cuts)

A table saw blade

The Best Table Saw Blades (to Get You Sawing Like a Pro)

Woodworking beginner handling a table saw

The Best Beginner Table Saws (Perfect for Rookies)

Man operating a table saw

The Best Table Saws (Comprehensive Guide)

Cutting wood with a worm drive saw

Worm Drive Saws vs. Sidewinder Saws

Man drilling on a door lock

How to Drill Out a Lock (In 6 Easy Steps)

Man drilling into concrete wall with a hammer drill

How to Drill Into Concrete (Like a Pro)

Drilling holes in acrylic glass

How to Drill a Hole Through Glass (6 Steps to Feel Like a Pro)

Man working on a lock with a screw gun

Screw Gun Vs. Drill (Which Is Better?)

Man drilling on wood with an impact driver

Impact Driver vs Hammer Drill: Which Is Right for You? 

Brushed and brushless drill

Brushless Vs. Brushed Drills

Sharpening drill bits by hand

We Show You How to Sharpen Drill Bits (In 7 Steps)

A hand drill and drill bits

20 Types of Drill Bits (And Their Uses)

Cutting wood with a miter saw

Starting a DIY project? Should You Use a Single Or Double Bevel Miter Saw?

Cutting through metal with a chop saw

Chop Saws vs. Miter Saws

Woodworking with a table saw

Table Saw Safety (14 Things You Should Know Before Sawing)

Workshop with table saw

Table Saw vs. Miter Saw: Which One Is for You?

Tables saw and blades

32 Different Types of Saws and Their Uses