Buy a handful of inexpensive, super-strong “rare-earth” magnets in varying diameters to store accessories on stationary power tools.
Folded Sanding Pad
Best power sander in your shop? A quarter sheet of sandpaper and your bare hand!
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Right-Angled Cuts on Pipes
Scratching your head over how to mark a cutting line all the way around a cylindrical workpiece? No problem with this awesome tip.
Measure and Mix on the Cheap
Need small containers for mixing and dispensing stain, paint and epoxy? Save and reuse Jell-O and Crystal Light plastic cups.
Chip-Swallowing Router Fence
This made-from-scraps router fence—along with your shop vacuum— collects wood chips while you work.
All you need to trace an exact arc is a thin strip of metal, a threaded rod and a couple of wing nuts and washers.
High-Rolling Spray Booth
Seal off paint or dust particles in your shop with this low-cost roll-down shield.
Accurate Angles for Saws
For precise cuts, don’t trust the sloppy angle gauge that’s supplied with your table saw. Instead, use an 8-in. adjustable drafting triangle.
Pick up a pack of wood skewers ($2 at a grocery store) for barbecuing and keep them handy in your shop.
Looking for the right fastener will be like a bee going to nectar with this multipocket storage bucket.
Scroll Saw Tip: Cut Without Burning
When you’re sawing thicker hardwood like maple and cherry, press packaging tape over the workpiece before you apply the pattern.