Power Tools

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

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 steel.

Power Tools projects

  • How to Repair a Cut Power Tool Cord

    Power tool cords that get accidentally cut or hacked can be permanently repaired in minutes with heat shrinkable tubing and a soldering gun.

  • 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…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tips for Using an Oscillating Tool

    It's a tool you shouldn't be without

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • How to Use Powder Actuated Tools

    Powder actuated tools are the quickest, most efficient way to fire fasteners into concrete slabs and block walls. We'll show you how to use…

  • 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…