5 Common Tools Taken to the Next Level

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Digital Caliper

Take the guesswork out with precise measurements with this micrometer. Its smart design allows for an easy touch of a button to start measuring.

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Auger Drill Bit for Planting

Make planting a cinch with this extended length garden auger spiral drill bit. This heavy duty drill bit will work on any kinds of soils, including hard rocky soils.

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Change Your Bit with One Quick Flip

The Montana Modular Drill and Drive set makes drilling pilot holes and driving screws a snap. Everything you need is in one multipurpose unit. Drill the pilot hole, pull on the quick release, flip it over and drive the screw—perfect! The kit comes with all the sizes of countersink bits you’ll need, along with Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Phillips-head driving tips. For about $20, you can really speed up your work! Find them at montanabrandtools.com. Next, check out the drill bit sharpener every DIYer needs.

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Better Glue Bottle

The FastCap Glu-Bot glue bottle makes nearly every aspect of using wood glue a whole lot easier and neater. The wide base prevents tip-over spills and the cap is stored right on top of the bottle, so you should never lose it. It comes with a wide-blade tip and a pointed tip that can be swapped in seconds. But the best part is that you don’t have to wait for the glue to reach the nozzle. Just hold the bottle upright and squeeze to force the glue to the nozzle. (This is especially great for vertical glue-ups.) When you release the bottle, glue is sucked back out of the nozzle, which minimizes the mess. — Aaron Massey. Get this glue bottle.

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Accurate Table Saw Setup

If you’ve ever set your table saw to make a 45-degree bevel cut for a box or picture frame and ended up with gapping miters because the markings on your machine were half a degree off, you need this Wixey Digital Angle Gauge. Just set it on your table, zero out the display and then stick the magnetic base onto the blade and adjust the bevel. The digital readout will tell you the angle of your blade down to one-tenth of a degree. — Tamar Hannah. Get it now.

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