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hand tools

  • Dremel Velocity VC60 Packs a Punch

    The good people over at Dremel sent their newest tool, the Velocity VC60, for us to give a spin. As someone who just moved into a new-old house, I jumped at…

  • 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…

  • Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

    The Craftsman Experience showroom is perfectly located almost under the “L” train in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The urban industrial setting is the ideal backdrop to prepare you for…

  • Top 5 New Tools for Your Wish List

    Envy. Awe. Uncontrollable desire. Warning – you may experience all of these things when you get a load of these tools. New to the market or just improvements to tried and…

  • Must-Have Tools For Home Repair Success

    A DIYer without tools is like an artist without a paintbrush; a writer without a pencil; a blogger without a computer — well, you get my drift. The importance of tools…

  • Infuse Your Toolbox With A Pop Of Pretty

    If you, like me, are on a constant mission to surround yourself with pretty things, then Cynthia Rowley’s new tool collection should definitely be on your radar. Basic home improvement supplies,…

  • Sears Craftsman Tools Now at Ace Hardware

    One Project Closer just tipped us that Craftsman tools will now be available in about 100 Ace Hardware stores by this summer. Ace Hardware will start with about 10% of the…

  • 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…

  • Hammers Demystified

    Remodeling for Geeks breaks down some of his favorite hammers including Carpentry, Framing, and Drywall Hammers. Great insight on our favorite tool.…

  • The History of the Phillips Screwdriver

    32 years ago the Phillips screwdriver was patented by Henry F. Phillips who was a Portland, Oregon, businessman. from Wired Phillips wasn’t trying to make life with hand tools easier. He…

  • How to Not Split Wood While Hand Nailing

    Imagine working with some beautiful pieces of cherry or mahogany, and the project underway is almost done, and in hopes of finishing early for the day, you hammer a little faster…

  • Compact Tools for Any Situation

    Snowboarders need tools that are easily accessible to make quick tweaks to their setups while on the mountain but carrying a set of screwdrivers and wrenches isn’t practical. Snowboard manufacturers have…

  • 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…

  • Ratcheting Hex Wrench

    We can imagine this tool becoming a must-have for some homeowners. The ratcheting hex wrench is a basic concept and is simple to use, the perfect combination for a successful new…

  • Get the Most Out of Your Pliers

    Even more than the screwdriver, we rely on a good set of pliers to complete jobs that we could not safely or easily do without them. As with most jobs, its…