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All the tools and supplies for your home improvement projects in one place. Dive in and find the right tool for the job.

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      How to Build a Miter Saw Table

      Make your own pro-grade miter saw/work table


      Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

      Intimidated by cabinet work? Even a novice can make fine joints with pocket screws


      Circular Saw Guide

      Use this guide to make smooth, straight crosscuts


      How to Sharpen Garden Tools

      Instructions on how to sharpen hedge shears, pruning shears and grass clippers using simple tools.


      Table Saw Tips and Tricks

      Make cleaner, safer and straighter cuts with easy-to-make accessories and jigs for your table saw.


      How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

      An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.


      Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use

      Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use


      How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

      How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.

      Crosscuts With a Table Saw Sled

      This gadget makes even wide crosscuts safe and simple


      How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

      Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing


      How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

      Be safe—use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules


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      Table Saw Tips and Techniques

      Do more with your table saw


      How to Build Workbenches: 4 Knockdown Designs

      4 space-saving designs that set up in seconds.


      Top 10 Chainsaw Tips

      Chain saws are handy, hard-working tools. They can also be unwieldy and dangerous. These are our favorite tips for safe...


      Install Mosaic Tile

      In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...


      12 Gift Ideas for Kids Who Like DIY

      If you're looking for gifts to buy for a budding DIYer, future electrician, wannabe mechanic, dabbling woodworker, or would-be handyman,...

      Make a Shoe Rack with Modern Style

      Here's how to make a trendy, modern ladder shelf for your entry with just $35 worth of supplies and only...


      11 Cordless Tool Gift Ideas for DIYers

      Shopping for a handyman or DIYer? If he or she has expressed an interest in cutting the cord, you've come...


      10 Smart and Practical Uses for Rubber Bands That Actually Work

      You'll never look at a simple rubber band the same way again! Check out these ingenious hacks and practical uses...


      Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools

      Want to have some fun with your power tools this Halloween? Put them to use carving pumpkins! You just might...


      DIY Quiz: What is This Tool Used For?

      Do you think you know a lot about tools? Here's your chance to prove it! Answer ten multiple choice questions...

      It’s Elementary: Teaching Kids to DIY

      With a little extra time and a can-do attitude, kids can DIY too!


      How to Use a Bandsaw: Essential Bandsaw Tips & Tricks

      Anyone can figure out how to cut simple curves with a bandsaw. But these tips, from a seasoned bandsaw expert,...


      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...


      22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools

      We've all done it: When the right tool for the job isn't nearby-or doesn't exist-we do the best we can...


      Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

      13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!


      Pressure Washer Maintenance and Tips

      We talked to a few power washer fanatics and several manufacturers to learn the best tips for using and maintaining...