Metalworking

Metalworking might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be with our guides and how-tos.

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Can You Paint on Metal with Acrylic?

Elevate your next home project with acrylic paint on metal. Learn expert tips for durable, long-lasting results.

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How To Clean Bronze Properly

If you have something made of bronze that's dull and discolored, don't get rid of it. Cleaning bronze is fast...


How to Forge a Knife From an Old Railroad Spike

Forge something new from something old.


Pros and Cons of Metal Siding

If you thought metal siding was only for factories and barns, think again. This guide to metal siding clears up...


We Tried the Worx Switchdriver and It Really Is a Time-Saver

Sick of the constant switching back and forth between different bits and tips?  Us, too. That's why we tried this...

Learn MIG Welding Tips From a Pro

Learning to weld opens up new worlds. Gerrilyn Kujawa, a welder based in Minnesota, talks about getting started and the...


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These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked...

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How to Install a Dog Door

Here's an easy project for a neophyte DIYer.


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Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.


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A Full Guide to Metal Roof Installation

Learn how to get roofing layers right with these metal roofing tips.


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How to Cut Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is great for longevity, looks stylish and withstands the elements. Like any material, working with metal roofing requires...

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Game-Changing Drill Accessories That are Worth Every Penny

With these specialized attachments and bits, there's nothing you can't drill through.


5 Drill Bit Kits We Think Every DIYer Should Have

There’s no such thing as a drill bit style that does it all. Different tasks call for different types of...


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4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.


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10 DIY Tables You Can Build Quickly

Hosting a party can be a lot of fun. The days before are packed with preparation and meal planning, but...


The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know

Wood screws are almost always easier to drive and less likely to split if you drill pilot holes first, especially...

Working With Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing

How would you like to be able to frame a perfectly straight wall each and every time? It's possible with...


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Genius Reciprocating Saw Pro Tips That Will Save You Time and Money

A reciprocating saw is a powerful, versatile tool. We’ll show you a few tricks to help you get more out...


12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake

A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers...


Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable

MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...


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How To Remove Rust from Metal

Learn three ways how to remove rust from metal and two ways to prevent rust from coming back


How to Connect Gas Pipe Lines

Use the correct fittings for a safe gas hook-up


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How Do You Know When to Replace Circular Saw Blades?

Has your circular saw been struggling to cut lately? Here's how to tell when your saw blade is dull and...


11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...


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How to Properly Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

Sharpening a lawnmower blades sounds like a tougher job than it is. In most cases, you can do it in...

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Drill Press: What It Is and When Do You Use it?

The drill press is a stationary or benchtop power tool designed to bore precise holes in wood or metal. Learn...


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How to Drive Screws Perfectly

Avoid common problems by learning the right way to drive screws. It's easier than you think.


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How to Join Dissimilar Pipes

Avoid leaks and corrosion at pipe transitions


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12 Tips for Drilling Holes in Metal

For most do-it-yourselfers, there will likely come a time when you'll have to drill a hole through a piece of...


Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit

Electrical metallic tubing (EMT) is strong, cheap and easy to bend once you learn how. These tips will help you...


Round Ductwork Installation Tips

Installing ductwork isn't hard when you have these expert tips.