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12 Hacksaw Tips and Tricks

From handy cutting tips to storage solutions, check out these brilliant hacksaw hacks.

11 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Straight Lines

An inaccurate cut can lead to a slew of issues further along in your project. These tips will help you...


How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.


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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


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...

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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords...

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...


9 DIY Christmas Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like a homemade gift. Show your friends, families and fur babies you care with one...


Cordless Circular Saw Buying Guide

Find out which circular saw is best suited for you.


How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw

Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He explains how to get...

How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


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Savvy Sawhorse Table Tips

How to make sawhorses the most useful tools in your arsenal.


22 Handy Hints for Getting the Most Out of Your Miter Saw

A miter saw is a must for any home workshop, and these seriously smart tips and tricks will show you...


Get Precise Circular Saw Cuts With This Simple Hack

In less than a minute you can get precise cuts with your circular saw.


Choose the Right Hole Saw for Your Project

Tips for drilling big holes in wood and metal

Tips for Using an Oscillating Tool

It's a tool you shouldn't be without


How to Use a Circular Saw

Tips for Smooth, Accurate Cuts


15 Essential Hole Saw Smarts Every DIYer Should Know

Our best hole saw tips for getting your project done right.


Brilliant Trick for Cleaning Saw Blades

Clean resin and pitch from saw blades with spray oven cleaner.


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10 Easy Ways to Cut Metal Fast

Our best tips for getting your project done right.


Sandpaper Cutter

Add this amazingly handy workbench addition that will save you time for years to come.


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Never Use Just the Table Saw Fence to Crosscut Boards!

Why is it unsafe to only use the fence as a guide for making crosscuts on a table saw? Check...


Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

Brush up on the basics with this collection of circular saw do's and don'ts

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Reciprocating Saw Uses and Tips

The ultimate remodeling tool—with attitude


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How to Use a Power Miter Saw

Cut trim and moldings so they fit like a glove


Structural Screws vs. Lag Screws

Are these new, wimpy-looking structural screws really as good as the old-fashioned, meatier lag screws?


36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews

A miter saw is an extremely useful home improvement tool. Learn something new about this workshop workhorse in the following...



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Choosing the Best Circular Saw Blade

The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, share some tips on how to choose the best circular saw blade for whatever...