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How to Use a Saw Without Hurting Your Back

Use the right grip and stance to protect your body.

The Best Wire Cutters on the Market

One great pair should meet your needs for years.

Pneumatic Nail Removers

These powerful tools make a tricky task a little easier.

How to Use a Hammer

Master the original DIY tool.

Tools for Measuring And Leveling

Keep things rigorously rectilinear with the right gear.

12 Household Tools You're Using Wrong

You might find a new use for something you've had for years.

9 Tips for Cleaning a Hand Saw Blade

Cut through the doubt and gain confidence in blade cleaning.

4 Best Uses for a Camp Axe

Hatchets or hand axes are a must-have for long term camping.

How to Create a Bevel with a Power Planer

It's a tool you might not have thought to use.

How to Change Planer Blades on a Thickness Planer

Changing the planer blades on a thickness planer is not a difficult task.

How to Add a Variable Speed Motor to a Lathe

Get into gear from low to high speeds.

6 Types of Torque Wrenches Explained

One torque wrench does not fit for all jobs.

How to Use a Ratchet Screwdriver

This tool replaces an assortment of others.

How to Use a Hydraulic Torque Wrench

When you need industrial strength to get the job done.

How to Split Wood by Hand

Forget what you've seen in the movies.

How to Make Chess Pieces with Lathe Turning

Lathe turning is a traditional art.

How to Position a Wood Carving Chisel for a Paring Cut

First you need to know what a pairing cut is.

Matte Knife

A matte knife is a small sized knife that is used to cut items such as paper and cardboard. This knife

Dremel 101: A Complete Beginner's Guide

Check out this guide and then put a Dremel on your wish list.

How to Calibrate a Rotary Laser Level

It can help you meet blueprint specs.

Screed

A screed is a flat, straight tool used for the purpose of leveling and smoothing concrete or other building