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  • A DIYers’ Five Best Friends

    One of my fellow morning bus-riders, a widow nearing retirement, recently told me that said she wouldn’t begin to know what she should have in the house when it came to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bandsaw Magic

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…