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DeWALT Hand Tools

DeWALT Hand Tools

If you’re a fan of the DeWALT brand of power tools, we’ve got big news for you. DeWALT hand tools are now available and they haven’t just released a tape measure and wrench but they’ve identified more than 100 types of hand tools and dived into the R&D and come […]

Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

One of the most labor intensive do-it-yourself tasks is hammering. Not only can it quickly become extremely tiring but if you don’t have the right technique you may waste a lot of nails including your own! The Hammerhead Auto Hammer from Craftsman looks to make hammering standard and finish nails […]

Designer Tool Jewelry: Cufflinks

Designer Tool Jewelry: Cufflinks

These hammer and saw cufflinks from designer Debbie Howe will add a little DIY flair to your finest shirt and suit. Hand-made in New York of sterling silver and real wood. Available for $88.

Quick Tip to Prevent Board Splits

Quick Tip to Prevent Board Splits

In most situations a sharp nail tip is required but when driving larger nails (8d and higher) into 2×4′s or other wood panels, the force and size of nail can cause the board to split. Quick solution is to turn the nail upside down, place the head on a hard […]

Hammer Testing on a Thumb Nail

Hammer Testing on a Thumb Nail

Popular Mechanics is taking it to the next level when it comes to testing hand tools. We’ve all seen the predictable results of hammer-on-nail but what does a real world situation such as hammer-on-thumb feel like when comparing a standard steel hammer with a new auto-hammer?

Compact Combo Tools

Compact Combo Tools

Whatever the use, combination tools are convenient–especially for those of us living in apartments or small homes without the luxury of a garage and personal tool bench. GAM Manufacturing offers nine different options for hammer/screwdriver combos each small enough to fit into a kitchen or dresser drawer.

Nail Pulling Tip

Nail Pulling Tip

When pulling longer nails such as framing nails or spikes, a standard sized hammer won’t have the proper fulcrum length to pull the nail completely out and you may not have access to a cat’s paw. But you can still remove a nail in one motion by inserting a block […]

The Fubar Utility Tool

The Fubar Utility Tool

A couple weeks ago we needed to do a few quick projects on an old house that required the demo of a bathroom and the removal of fascia and gutters. We brought the usual demo tools (sledgehammer, cats paw, various nail pullers). But we also tried out the new Fubar […]

How to Hold a Hammer

How to Hold a Hammer

According to Habitat for Humanity, the average beginner carpenter uses almost 30 strikes to pound a nail when it should take 3-4. Start by holding the hammer at the base and swing with your shoulder and use your forearm, but don’t use your wrist. If your wrist gets tired you’re […]