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Cut clean, accurate holes in drywall for electrical boxes and lights.

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When life gives you holes in your drywall, make the repairs yourself.

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Update entryways with drywall arches to give your home a new look.

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Revive Your Wood Deck

Strip and re-stain your wood deck with a quality stain to make it look new.

Spray on Wood Finish

Learn to finish wood using spray techniques for complex projects.

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Learn to cut, clean and flux copper pipes for a perfectly soldered joint.

Copper Pipe Repair

Easily splice in a new section of copper pipe with a no-stop coupling.

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Keep your lawn healthy by proper cutting, watering, fertilizing and aerating.

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