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Get tips and techniques to help you use and take care of your tools for all your DIY projects.

  1. Ultimate Tool Storage Cabinets

    Neatly pack away most of your shop in this attractive tool storage cabinet, which features both shallow and deep drawers and adjustable open shelving.

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  1. How to Use a Block Plane

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    Nothing beats a handy little block plane for simplicity and convenience. It's versatile enough to perform all kinds of cutting and shaping tasks, yet small enough to fit in a tool pouch. And it's perfectly shaped to use with one hand. In this article, you'll learn how to use a block plane and find tips for sharpening and buying them.

  2. Drilling into Concrete Tools: Rotary Hammers and Hammer Drills

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    Learn how to drill into concrete faster. With a good hammer drill and concrete drill bits, making holes in concrete is almost as easy as drilling in wood.

  3. Choosing the Best Hammer

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    Can't decide on the best hammer for you? We compared balance, strength and features of classic and modern hammers. See which ones our Editors preferred.

  4. Caulking: Pro Tips

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    Whether you're caulking a siding, a bathtub or exterior doors, it's important to fill gaps completely and lay a neat caulk line. A pro shares his tips for getting great results.

  5. Rebuild a Cordless Tool Battery

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    Cordless tool batteries eventually fail, but replacement batteries can be amazingly expensive. To save money, consider rebuilding the battery pack.

  6. Router Table Plans

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    Once you mount your router in a router table, you might never remove it. Use these plans to build this router table and change your woodworking world.

  7. Chain Saw Safety

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    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 how to use this powerful tool safely.

  8. How to Repair a Cut Power Tool Cord

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

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