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tools

  • How To Shop at Harbor Freight

    One of the more popular sources for tools of any type is Harbor Freight. Many of their products are unbelievably inexpensive and some are name brand while others are not. Toolcrib…

  • Cool Tools From MoMA

    There’s no rule that says your tools can’t be functional and stylish. Granted, MoMA doesn’t have a full line of tools for your shed–but if you’re looking on a smaller scale,…

  • Top 5 Tools of Mass Destruction

    We all love the demolition part of a project. The primitive satisfaction gained from tearing into a wall with abandon is unmatched. Not only is it gratifying to remove old, rotted,…

  • New and Improved Categories

    We’ve recently narrowed our focus and expanded on our core content which is all about “roll-up your sleeves and do-it-yourself”!!! Keeping in the spirit of this we’ve expanded on our remodeling,…

  • WD-40 Smart Straw Stays in Place

    WD-40 is a staple of most toolkits but trying to keep the little red straw connected to the can via the scotch tape method is always a losing proposition and fidgeting…

  • 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…

  • Milwaukee Wet/Dry Vac is now Cordless!

    Unfortunately spills and leaks don’t always happen in close proximity to drains which makes for a messy cleanup, that was until the wet/dry shop vac appeared. Milwaukee now makes a cordless…

  • Learning the Language of DIY

    Beyond learning the step-by-step to hang an interior door, how did you gain the confidence to handle a drill and learn the skills to choose the proper bit? The fundamentals of…

  • Pretty Tools Target Women Builders

    Wild and Wolf’s graphically vivid floral tools are causing quite the discussion at Apartment Therapy’s Chicago blog. Although seemingly innovative, Wild and Wolf isn’t the first company to produce tools targeted…

  • 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…

  • Chocolate Tools for Valentine’s Day

    Forgo the typical box of chocolates for your DIY inclined loved one this Valentine’s day and instead do as they do in Sicily and go for the full on chocolate tool…

  • Calibrating a Tape Measure

    Tape measures are an indispensable tool and absolutely necessary for completing accurate work. But as simple as they are they also require calibration and maintenance. This video from Fine Homebuilding shows…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bucket Boss for Your Desktop

    The Bucket Boss (right) is a great invention. It keeps your workspace organized by creating a place for your tools and small materials to live and remain easily accessible instead of…

  • Pocket Screwdrivers

    When you’re in a pinch and your thumbnail won’t do, these pocket screwdrivers would be perfect for you (unintentional rhyme). Brought to us by The Hardware Aisle, these nickel-sized screwdrivers are…

  • Woodworking Clamps to Handle Any Job

    If they’re good enough for Norm I’m sure they will probably do the job in your home wood workshop. The K Body clamps from Bessey Tools are required for any serious…

  • Dig Safely Using an Underground Utility Locator

    Never worry about hitting another wire, cable, or pipe again with the SeekTech SR-20 utility locator from Ridgid. You should still check public records for underground hazards before digging but this…

  • Cleaning Your Paintbrush is Easier than Ever

    Stop wasting time trying to rescue paint brushes that have become useless because they were never cleaned properly. The EZ Clean Paintbrush debuted at the 2006 National Hardware Show and operates…

  • 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…