Get tips and techniques to help you use and take care of your tools for all your DIY projects.
Store Your Tools in This Handy Tray Tower
Good woodworking tools deserve a home in a handsome, natural wood cabinet – not a cold metal tray. This birch tool tray tower makes the perfect home for hand tools and small parts.
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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 other techniques, including removing grout, cutting pipes and stubborn bolts, cutting hidden nails and scraping up gunk.
Top Auto Mechanic Tools
Pro mechanics reveal their top automotive tools, the ones that they keep close at hand and work best for them, including a battery-powered impact wrench, an air ratchet, a bolt spinner, an automotive stethoscope and many others.
Caulking: Pro Tips
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.
Top Trim Carpentry Tools
Pro-quality finish work is a lot easier with the right tools—and they don't have to be expensive. Check out a master carpenter's list of must-have hand and power tools.
Paint Sprayer Reviews
A new generation of consumer-grade HVLP paint sprayers has arrived on the market. In this review learn how they work and what our editors thought of them.
How to Use a Circular Saw: Long Cuts
Learn how to use a circular saw to quickly and accurately cut long boards and plywood. Plus, we've included plans for a handy cutting guide attachment for your saw.
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 you how to sharpen your chisel. The wood chisel is an indispensable member of your tool set. We'll show you how to get the most out of it.
How to Use a Trim Nailer Gun
Learn to use a trim gun and you'll never want to pound another finish nail. A trim nailer will give you superior results with less effort