Get tips and techniques to help you use and take care of your tools for all your DIY projects.
How to Build a Wall Cabinet
Need more space for tools? Build this pegboard wall cabinet, and you can turn 16 sq. ft. of wall space into almost 48 sq. ft. of hanging storage for tools and supplies.
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Our Favorite Painting Equipment
With these painting tips and easy-to-find tools you'll paint faster, neater and better. Even a novice painter can do a top-notch job with these helpful hints.
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.
How to Use Pocket Screws
Even a novice can build nice cabinets. Make tight, strong wood joints quickly and easily with pockets screws. No clamps, no dowels. We show you how to do it in two steps.
Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws
Pocket screws let you assemble perfect, indestructible cabinet joints without expensive woodworking tools or complicated jigs—a huge leap forward for beginning woodworkers.
Best Socket Set
Our staff expert tests and compares 5 socket sets from top manufacturers. Here are the results of his review and a run-down of the features he likes best.
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.
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.
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.