Workshop Tools & Accessories

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4 Tools That Can See Through Walls

Get X-ray vision with these innovative gadgets.

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Storing and Organizing Your Tools Like a Pro

Cut down on project time by making things easy to find.

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DIY Tools Everyone Should Have

A few classic implements will come in handy again and again.

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Finding Studs Without a Stud Finder

For mounting heavy objects on a wall, studs are a must.

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Time-Saving Tools for Carpentry

Do you have these tools?

How To Design A Workshop Cabinet

A workshop cabinet can be a useful addition to any shop. You can use it to store items like screws, nails or bolts and it can also provide storage for tools.

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How to Hang an Electric Hoist in Your Garage

Installing one is an advanced project.

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Troubleshooting Common Problems with Your Plasma Cutter

The plasma cutter is a tool that many people are able afford to have in their home workshop.

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How to Build a Frame for Your Chain Hoist

A chain hoist is used to lift heavy items, these hoists have to be suspended above your item.

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6 Chain Hoist Safety Tips to Remember

If you need a tool that will help you lift stuff efficiently, a chain hoist is ideal.

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Pneumatic Staple Gun vs Electric Staple Gun

A pneumatic staple gun is used in construction.

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3 Common Staple Gun Problems

Learn about the most common staple gun malfunctions and how you can fix them.

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5 Tips for Cleaning a Soldering Iron

A soldering iron can be an extremely useful tool in the repair and creation of electronic devices.

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How to Use a Soldering Torch

Follow these 11 steps for a successful soldering project.

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How to Properly Use a Staple Gun

A staple gun is an essential tool to every handyman.

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Six Best Uses for a Staple Gun

A staple gun is used for various purposes. There are three main types of staple guns.

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3 Types of Caulking Guns Explained

Caulking guns are used to apply caulk to joint and seams.

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6 Advantages of Using a Variable Temperature Heat Gun

A variable temperature heat gun can have countless uses.

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4 Advantages of Using a Pneumatic Grease Gun

A garage or workshop is not complete until you have a pneumatic grease gun added to your arsenal.

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How to Test a Speaker Wire With a Voltmeter

Check your speaker wires for breaks or damage with just one tool.

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How to Test a Phone Line With an Analog Voltmeter

If you're having problems with a landline, a simple voltmeter is all you need for a test.

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How to Connect an Ammeter and a Voltmeter Together

A voltmeter is a device that measures the electro-motive force, also known as voltage.

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How to Wire a Voltmeter

A voltmeter will help you determine how well your car's battery and alternator work.

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How to Check Continuity with an Analog Multimeter

The point of checking for continuity is to determine whether the circuit is open or closed.

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How to Use an Ammeter

An ammeter is used to measure the amount of electric current that runs through a circuit.

How to Build Your Own Ammeter

Follow these steps to build an ammeter.

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How to Use an Analog Multimeter

They're more delicate than their digital cousins.

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How to Measure Resistance on an Analog Multimeter

Electrical resistance is the amount of resistance, a material or wire creates in a circuit.

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6 Hydraulic Floor Jack Maintenance Tips

A hydraulic jack is a very useful piece of equipment to have in the garage.

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Determine Electricity Supply Needed for Your Workshop

Power up all those power tools for a productive day.

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How to Properly Use a Bench Grinder to Clean or Polish Metal

A bench grinder is a useful piece of equipment because it has a number of different uses.

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How to Use Stud Finders to Find Stud Joists Through Carpet

You are probably aware that you can use a stud finder to find studs in your home's walls. However, there

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Do You Recognize These 13 Obscure Tools?

Consider adding these uncommon tools to your arsenal.

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How to Properly Read a Measuring Tape

It's every carpenter's best friend.

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How to Kill Bed Bugs with a Heat Gun

They're tricky, and you have to get rid of them completely.

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Maintaining Your Airless Sprayer

Support your investment with good care.

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13 Tool Gifts for the DIY Dad

Give your dad what he really wants for Father's Day.

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How to Buy Power Tools

They have their own world of complicated jargon.

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A Simple Guide to Flathead Screwdriver Sizes

Screwdrivers are a necessity for your toolbox, and they come in a variety of sizes. Do you have what you need?

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How to Sharpen Your Lineman's Pliers Wire Cutting Blades

It's an occasional chore that can save you some dough.

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How to Repair a Hydraulic Floor Jack

Car repairs and maintenance can be hard to accomplish without a working jack, so learn what you can do.

Applying wood filler with a putty knife.
How to Apply a Stain Over Wood Filler

Get a polished, professional looking finish even after using wood filler by following these steps.

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How to Jump a Car With a Flathead Screwdriver

Did you know that you can use a flathead screwdriver to jump-start a car?