Power Tools

Keep Your Power Tools Running

Keep Your Power Tools Running

As we fire up our spring projects it’s clear that we need to wipe the dust off some of our power tools and give them a once over to make sure they are in good operating condition which means they are safe to use and effective. Here’s a starting point […]

Craftsman Mini Circular Saw

Craftsman Mini Circular Saw

Toolsnob brings us this miniature version of the circular saw from Craftsman. It’s available from Sears and boasts a 3-inch saw rated at 2800 rpm. It can be used in 3 positions and goes for $100.

Circular Saw Safety

Circular Saw Safety

Photo: Remodeling for Geeks This post from Casasugar got us thinking that although circular saws are loud and their blades somewhat menacing, they are wonderfully useful tools that any DIY home enthusiast should know how to use safely and effectively.

World’s Most Powerful Cordless Drill

This commercial from Milwaukee tools is both humorous and effective. Thanks Toolsnob.

The Circular Saw Demystified

The Circular Saw Demystified

Photo: Remodeling for Geeks Remodeling for Geeks breaks down circular saws and some tips for buying that include: When you buy your saw, buy new blades. The blade that comes with the saw is like the starter cartridges you get when you buy a new printer. For this discussion, we […]

Be the Boss (of your yard)

Be the Boss (of your yard)

Cultivating your lawn with this tool is no joke. Called the “Yard Boss” this power cultivator won the Organic Gardening Editor’s Choice Award and also features a ton of attachments such as a lawn aerator, bed edger, lawn dethatcher, and power sweepers.

Hello Kitty Sander

Hello Kitty Sander

Not sure how I feel about a power sander decorated with the toy Hello Kitty but to each his own. This is one trend I could do without. Would be interesting to see what contractor shows up to work with this in his truck.

Nail Gun News

Nail Gun News

We’ve shared tips for nail gun safety but if you need a reminder of the damage that they can do when not handled properly, then check out these x-rays of folks who weren’t quite so careful.

Tool Letdowns

Tool Letdowns

Gear Acres shares a couple of their tools that may have looked good on paper but ended up disappointing on the job. Their putty chaser and heat element (look out for those eBay purchases) cost them time and money and left them frustrated with a tool that didn’t live up […]

Gift Guide 2007

Gift Guide 2007

Leather Tool Belts from Occidental Leather We’ve pulled together some of our favorite tools, materials, and products from this past year that we think most DIY enthusiasts would love to find in their stocking or under the tree.

Using a Wet Saw to Cut Costs and Tile

Using a Wet Saw to Cut Costs and Tile

Cutting ceramic or stone tile and granite countertops can be done using a wet saw. You can rent wet saws and save yourself some money by sizing and cutting the materials yourself. Wet saws use a diamond edged blade to slice through the hardest of stone and the water keeps […]

Power Tool Drag Racing

Take your ingenuity and power tools to the next level and get competitive.

Compact Driver

Compact Driver

No we’re not talking about Danny Devito behind the wheel. This compact driver comes from Black and Decker and will save your wrists when you’ve got the mundane task of building that IKEA dresser or tightening that hard to reach screw in a light fixture. It stays charged for 18 […]

Nail Gun Safety

Nail Gun Safety

Pneumatic nail guns are expert level tools even though any Joe Schmo can buy them off the rack at the hardware store. Hence the uptick in nail gun accidents. As with any high-powered tool, respect its abilities, and you’ll stay out of trouble. More tips: Pneumatic Nailer Safety [Ask the […]

Top 10 Most Dangerous Tools

Top 10 Most Dangerous Tools

Ever wonder which one of the tools in your shed are responsible for the most injuries? The best folks to ask would be those who have worked for years with these tools on a daily basis. Toolcrib has done this and compiled the answers from forum respondents at WoodNet.net and […]

Power Drill Pencil Sharpening

Power Drill Pencil Sharpening

While this may not be the most practical use of your power drill it may be the most fun.

Troubleshooting Power Tools

Troubleshooting Power Tools

So your power tool is running intermittently. One moment it’s working fine, just like it always did, and the next it’s completely dead. Click the trigger a few times and it’s running again. What in the world is going on? While there are many problems which can cause intermittent power […]

Porter Cable Compact Belt Sander

Porter Cable Compact Belt Sander

At last month’s International Woodworking Fair, many new products were introduced but our favorite is the Porter Cable Compact Belt Sander. This guy weighs about 8 lbs. and is only 2 1/2 inches across. Some features include flush sanding (right up to perpendicular surfaces), dust port, and a powerful 5 […]