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BUYING GUIDE

Impact Drivers vs. Drills


Update your tool kit with an impact driver or drill

A person using a small, handheld circular saw.
BUYING GUIDE

Best Circular Saw Blades for Your Project


Selecting the right blade will make your circular saw, miter saw or table saw even more versatile

A cordless impact driver resting on a board.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use an Impact Driver


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

The additional torque in an impact driver lets you drive long screws into hard material with ease

A wrench tightens a nut and bolt with a lock washer in place.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Lock Washer


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn when to choose specialized washers designed to lock in place and ensure a secure connection

A rotary tool sands the entrance hole of a DIY wooden bird feeder.
BUYING GUIDE

How to Use a Rotary Tool


Learn the basics of using a rotary tool and the many projects this versatile tool can tackle

A person holding a board while using a hand saw to cut it.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Hand Saw


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

With no need for power, the convenience and portability of a hand saw make it a great cutting tool when used correctly

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BUYING GUIDE

Grades of Bolts


The right grade of bolt will make sure you have a solid, durable join

A person using a scroll saw to cut the shape of a deer.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Scroll Saw


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

A thin-bladed scroll saw lets you cut intricate and delicate curves into your woodworking projects

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INSPIRATION GUIDE

Corded vs. Cordless Outdoor Power Tools


Weigh your needs for convenience, portability and uninterrupted power

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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use an Air Compressor


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to use a portable air compressor with this guide from The Home Depot

A video helps you choose the best table saw blade.
BUYING GUIDE

Best Table Saw Blades for Your Project


Using the proper table saw blade will help get good results in woodworking projects
Hex nuts and bolts placed on a table.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Nuts and Bolts


With over 20 types of bolts to choose from, know which bolts to use for what
The Long and Short of Tool Handles
INSPIRATION GUIDE

The Long and Short of Tool Handles


A quality tool with a handle designed for the purpose can make garden work easier
The Home Depot guide on types of outdoor nails and screws
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Outdoor Nails and Screws


Pick the right type of fasteners for your outdoor projects
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BUYING GUIDE

Best Chainsaws for Your Project


Choose between electric, cordless or gas models to find the best chainsaw for every project
A reciprocating saw blade cutting through metal.
BUYING GUIDE

Best Reciprocating Saw Blades for Your Project


Choosing the right type of blade for the job helps get the most from your reciprocating saw
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BUYING GUIDE

Best Sanders for Your Project


Choose the right sander to get a smooth, high-quality finish on your projects
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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Circular Saw


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Get comfortable using a circular saw to take on many DIY projects
A video reviews the different types of fasteners.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Fasteners


Choosing the right type of nail, screw or bolt will help make your project successful
A person using a chainsaw to cut a log.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Start a Chainsaw


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Safely start your gas or electric chainsaw in a few simple steps and begin cutting
Two cordless Ryobi drills with screws on a wooden panel
BUYING GUIDE

Best Power Drill for Your Projects


The versatility of a power drill fitted with the right bit might make it the most useful tool you own
Using a Router Safely
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Router


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

With a little practice, you can create smooth finished edges on your woodworking projects
Man using a ladder to complete a home improvement project.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Ladders


Find the right ladder that is suited for DIY projects in and around you home
Man using a router to drill through a board.
BUYING GUIDE

Selecting a Router


Find out how to select the best router and bits for your project
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