Woodworking Tools

Learn how to use woodworking tools to get better results on your DIY projects.

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  • Our Favorite Woodworkers Tools

  • Three professional woodworkers talk about their favorite woodworking tools—a grinder, a sharpener, calipers and a hand plane.

  • How to Use a Wood Chisel

  • A sharp wood chisel can cut mortises, shave rough surfaces, chop out corners and scrape off glue. We'll demonstrate these techniques and show…

  • How to Use a Block Plane

  • Nothing beats a handy little block plane for simplicity and convenience. It's versatile enough to perform all kinds of cutting and shaping…

  • How to Sharpen a Chisel

  • You can't do a good job with blunt chisels. Learn how to quickly sharpen even damaged chisels so they cut like new.

  • 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.

  • Table Saw Tips and Techniques

  • Get better performance from your bench top or stationary table saw. With these jigs and accessories you can make safer, more accurate rips,…

  • How to Use a Bench-Top Planer

  • Learn to use a bench-top planer correctly and avoid common problems like tearout, snipe and ridges. Reclaim old wood, clean up inexpensive…

  • 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…

  • How to Use a Jigsaw

  • A jigsaw is the grand master of cutting shapes in a variety of materials. All you need is the right blade. We'll show you how to use this…

  • Table Saw Tips and Tricks

  • We'll show you handy tips and techniques for using your table saw. Use these accessories to help you make clean, straight and safe cuts on…

  • How to Properly Use a Hole Saw

  • Cutting clean holes with hole saws requires a little skill and practice. Here are the key techniques that will make the task safer and give you…

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