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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.

5 Best Uses for a Ball Peen Hammer

Read this article for advice on using ball peen hammers.

6 Types of Torque Wrenches Explained

One torque wrench does not fit for all jobs.

3 Best Uses for an Allen Wrench

Know what they are and what makes them unique.

Knowing When to Use a Hydraulic Torque Wrench

A hydraulic torque wrench is an industrial bolting tool.

Standard Socket Wrench vs. Deep Socket Wrench

The right socket will work to your advantage.

How to Use a Hydraulic Torque Wrench

When you need industrial strength to get the job done.

4 Best Applications for a Nut Wrench

It makes the job much easier than with other tools.

How to Use a Torx Screwdriver

A Torx screwdriver can come in various shapes and sizes.

How to Use a Ratchet Screwdriver

This tool replaces an assortment of others.

How to Position a Wood Carving Chisel for a Paring Cut

First you need to know what a pairing cut is.

Electric Impact Wrench vs Air Impact Wrench

Impact and air impact wrenches bring power to the task.

How to Sharpen Wire Cutters

You do not have to go to a professional to sharpen your wire cutters.

How to Adjust Bolt Cutters

Bolt cutters are used to cut materials that are very thick.

10 Hand Saw Safety Tips

When using a hand saw, make sure you have adequate space to work and follow safety precautions.

How to Sharpen a Utility Knife Blade

Sharpening a utility knife blade can be a tricky job.