Power Tools

Learn to use your power tools safely and learn tricks to get better results.

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  • Using a Power Auger

  • If you're planning a project that requires lots of postholes, a power auger will speed up the process. But if you think it'll make digging holes…

  • How to Use a Power Planer

  • This article shows you how to get the most out of your power planer. Use it for leveling joists, making stubborn doors close easily and for…

  • Oscillating Tool Reviews

  • Every DIYer should have an oscillating tool — but which model is right for you? Read these reviews from our editors to get the low down on…

  • Building a Drum Sander Table

  • Improvise a low-cost drum sander using your drill press and a custom sanding table with dust collection. Build it in an hour from scrap wood.

  • Chain Saw Safety

  • A chain saw is one of the most versatile tools you can own, but it cuts both wood and flesh equally well. Before you cut up a fallen tree, learn…

  • Benefits of a Track Saw

  • Track saws make long, precise cuts faster and better than table saws and circular saws. They are light and portable, don't need clamps and set…

  • Lithium Ion Battery Care

  • Make those expensive lithium ion batteries last longer by following these simple battery care tips.

  • Chainsaw Reviews

  • In the market for a chain saw? Our staff expert shows you the most useful features on chain saws and then tests the performance of 7 popular…

  • Cordless Tools Buyers Guide

  • Learn how to get your money’s worth from your next cordless tool purchase in this buyer’s guide. Veteran pros and our field editors share their…

  • Oscillating Tool Uses

  • An oscillating tool (multi-tool) has many practical uses. Our Field Editors show you eight ways it solves problems easier and faster than…

  • How to Use an Angle Grinder

  • Learn to use an angle grinder to cut tile, mortar and pavers; make quick work of rust and loose paint removal; sharpen blades and cut or grind…

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