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Metalworking

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

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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...


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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...


How to Install a Dog Door

Here's an easy project for a neophyte DIYer.

How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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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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How to Install Metal Roofing

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


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The Best Places To Buy DIY Welding Tools

Want to try your hand at welding, but not sure where to get the right equipment? Here are some of...


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...


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...


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...


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

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...


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


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...


Stuff We Love: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Double Cut Shear

Cut through metal faster and easier with this cordless tool from Milwaukee Tool.


Stuff We Love: Milwaukee Shockwave Step Bit

Cut through metal faster and easier with this specially-engineered bit from Milwaukee Tool.

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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 Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!


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...


How to Drive Screws Perfectly

For such a simple task, it's surprising how many things can go wrong when you drive screws. Stripped screw heads,...


How to Join Dissimilar Pipes

Avoid leaks and corrosion at pipe transitions


Soldering Copper Pipe

Tips and techniques you need to know