Power Tools

Oscillating Multi-Tool Roundup

Oscillating Multi-Tool Roundup

A friend who is an avid DIY enthusiast, recently shared his love for his new oscillating power tool. He has the Fein Multi-Master which I had the opportunity to test at the International Builders’ Show a few weeks ago. It’s really been the only player on the market for some […]

Picking a Power Tool

Picking a Power Tool

So you need a drill, jigsaw or sander, but you’ve only bought hand tools and you typically avoid the power tools aisle. Well, you’re probably thinking: Where do I start? Doug Mahoney of the great blog Toolsnob helped us compile a quick and easy guide to help anyone buying power […]

Great Tools to Start Your Workshop

Great Tools to Start Your Workshop

I’ve assembled a list of 6 tools perfect for home improvement newbies. With these items you will be well on your way toward building a comprehensive workshop that can handle any home improvement task. A few comments on selection criteria: 1. I have used all of these tools myself (or […]

10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

One of our favorite editors at Apartment Therapy has identified their 10 favorite tools for DIY. It’s a great selection but we’d make the following changes. Replace the hex wrenches with a basic hammer. In terms of use a hammer is much more handy for DIY projects of any size […]

How To Change a Mitre Saw Blade

How To Change a Mitre Saw Blade

Don’t keep settling for a saw blade that is worn and ineffective. The process to change out the blades isn’t very difficult and you’ll work much faster as your saw slices and dices like new. We are taking notes from this guide from One Project Closer that breaks down the […]

The SawStop Saves a Finger in Slow-Motion Video

The SawStop Saves a Finger in Slow-Motion Video

Mike Senese shares this slow-motion video of the SawStop in action. It’s amazing how instantaneously the blade is stopped and the module absorbs all of it.

Bandsaw Magic

Bandsaw Magic

Will this guy pull a rabbit out of his “hat”?

4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

Digging a bit deeper and looking beyond the monster displays at the Builders’ Show, we’re looking forward to visiting these 4 booths that might be small on space but deliver big on product. Parasoleil If these architectural panels are as beautiful in person as on their website, we’re sold! RipCart […]

Gift Guide for Home Improvement Newbies

Gift Guide for Home Improvement Newbies

We asked our editors for some gift guide ideas and the first to respond was Deren. Here’s his gift guide that is perfect for home improvement newbies. In our part of the United States, low-priced “starter homes” are selling right and left. Impressive deals abound and new home buyers are […]

Great Gift Challenge: Bosch Laser Range Finder & Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac

Great Gift Challenge: Bosch Laser Range Finder & Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac

It’s week 3 of the Great Gift Challenge from Martha Stewart and eBay. Our previous gifts focused on tools for gardening and home security. We now turn our focus towards a couple of gifts that any do-it-yourself enthusiast would love to receive. For $150 we were able to snag a […]

Giveaway: SKIL 4-piece Power Tool Combo Kit

Giveaway: SKIL 4-piece Power Tool Combo Kit

We're sure someone asked Santa for power tools this year. We can help this week with our latest Giveaway from SKIL. We've got an 18 Volt Ni-Cd 4-piece Cordless Power Tool Combo Kit that is just the thing for anyone getting into power tools and wants a flexible system they […]

How To Pick Your Power Tool: Hitachi, Milwaukee, Bosch, Ryobi

How To Pick Your Power Tool: Hitachi, Milwaukee, Bosch, Ryobi

So you need a drill, jigsaw or sander, but you’ve only bought hand tools and you typically avoid the power tools aisle. Well, you’re probably thinking: Where do I start? Doug Mahoney of the great blog Toolsnob helped us compile a quick and easy guide to help anyone buying power […]

Take This Tool Advice from Norm Abram

Check out this video of Master Carpenter Norm Abram being interviewed at last years AWFS show by Popular Woodworking magazine. Great insights into his favorite tools and techniques. Tools Norm Abram Value’s the Most Table saw – because it touches each project Joiner – straighten rough lumber Surface Planer – […]

Cool Tuesday Tools

Cool Tuesday Tools

+ Klenk Ratcheting Screwdriver + Milwaukee Battery Tool Charger: AC home and DC auto + DAP Pro Caulker + Router Bit Storage Options + Win a Bosch PS20

SKIL 18V Cordless Drill Review

SKIL 18V Cordless Drill Review

You’ve still got time to make your Dad happy and enter our Father’s Day giveaway for a chance to win a 4-piece Combo 18V Cordless Powertool Set from SKIL. Our friends at One Project Closer have saved us from cracking open the box by doing a great review of the […]

Serious Bandsaw Skills

You’ll never guess what he’s making until the final reveal. We’re curious as to what other ways he’s put his bandsaw skills to use. Apparently he sells a kit that includes urethane tires and an Olsen blade which really makes your bandsaw hum. More from Woodworking in Action. [via Toolsnob]

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL, Home Depot & Energizer

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL, Home Depot & Energizer

Wouldn’t your Dad be happy this year to find out you’ve got him the SKIL cordless tool set of his dreams or maybe a $100 gift certificate to use at Home Depot or even an Energizer Professional Hard Case flashlight? This Father’s day we’ve teamed up with SKIL, Home Depot, […]

Saved by the Drill

Saved by the Drill

In most situations a hole in the head isn’t a good thing but in this case it was the only option to save a boys life. He had fallen while riding his bike and was immediately brought to the hospital where doctors diagnosed he had bleeding on his brain which […]