How to Use a Tape Measure
You can use a tape measure for more than just measuring.
10 Speed Square Hacks
The Speed Square was created in 1925 by Alfred Swanson and has become an essential tool for carpenters and DIYers the past 90 years. Its uses…
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23 Things Every DIYer Should Own
It doesn't matter if you're a long-time DIYer or just starting out on some projects, there are some tools of the trade that are crucial in…
20 Amazing Storage Products from Harbor Freight
The retail outlet Harbor Freight is a goldmine of affordable equipment for the DIY enthusiast. With a business model of selling low-cost tools…
There’s a Blade for That: The Many Types of Reciprocating Saw Blades
There’s a reciprocating saw blade for cutting just about anything you can think of. There are also other attachments, which make this…
The Best Electric Pressure Washers: Reviews and Tips for Buying
Once you use a pressure washer, you’ll know it’s a tool you can’t live without. When it’s time to stop borrowing or…
17 US Inventions: from DIYers, for DIYers
The United States has always been a home to inventors, tinkerers and problem solvers. Countless innovative tools and materials that we all use…
How to Use a Chalk Line
There’s something almost magical in the way a simple chalk box creates a crisp, perfectly straight line in the blink of an eye. No other…
Check if a Square is Square
Use the factory edge of a piece of plywood or an edge that you know is perfectly straight to align the short side of your square. Draw a line…
29 Simple Tool Tips, Hints and Tricks
You'll never know if you need these tips until you do. These hints are the ones we use every day – they're difference between a fun time in the…
Sharpen and Use a Cabinet Scraper
Sharpening Lay a bastard ﬁle on a workbench and ﬁle the scraper’s long thin edges ﬂat, smooth and at 90 degrees to the sides of the tool. Polish…