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Clamps and Vises - Types Clamps and Vises
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Types of Clamps and Vises


Be prepared for any project with a variety of clamps and vises

Lathes and Planers
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Best Lathes and Planers for Your Project


Lathes and planers are quite different but both woodworking tools can help create unique, shapely pieces

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How to Use a Nail Gun


Using a nail gun for rough framing or fine finish work saves time and energy on your projects

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Best Nail Guns for Your Project


Discover the right nail gun to save you time and energy

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Best Cordless Drills for Your Projects


Cordless drills with specific uses can lead the way to successful projects

Choosing a Table Saw Buying Guide
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Best Table Saws for Your Project


Your woodworking job may require a stationary, contractor or portable table saw. Here’s how to pick the right one.

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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

Files and Rasps
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Types of File Tools


Understand why these handy tools are must-haves when it comes to smoothing and shaping

Rotary Tools Buying Guide
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Rotary Tools


Take on a wide variety of projects, from woodworking to carving, with this versatile power tool

Dust Collection System - Choosing the Right Dust Collection System
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Best Dust Collection System for Your Workshop


Keep a clean and safe workspace by installing a debris and air filtration unit

Band Saws Buying Guide
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Best Band Saws for Your Project


Cut task time in half with a high-powered, continuous blade and greater maneuverability
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Best Circular Saw Blades for Your Project


Selecting the right blade will make your circular saw, miter saw or table saw even more versatile
Miter Saws
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Best Miter Saws for Your Project


Master everything from miter and bevel cuts to compound cuts and crosscuts using a miter saw
Choosing the Right Scroll Saw
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Best Scroll Saws for Your Project


Woodworkers of all skill levels can create scroll saw patterns and make intricate cuts
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Types of Ladders


Find the right ladder that is suited for DIY projects in and around you home
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Best Cabinet Hardware for Your Home


Upgrade your kitchen or bath cabinets with stylish new handles and pulls
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How to Use a Power Drill


Learn the fundamentals of this basic power tool to take on a wide range of DIY projects
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Types of Washers


Washers are small but integral for many fastening jobs
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Best Sanders for Your Project


Choose the right sander to get a smooth, high-quality finish on your projects
Reciprocating Saws - Buying Guide
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Best Reciprocating Saws for Your Project


Powerful and versatile reciprocating saws are used in construction, plumbing, electrical and HVAC
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How to Read a Tape Measure


Use a tape measure properly so you can tackle your DIY projects with accuracy
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Types of Pliers


Some pliers offer tremendous versatility, while others are used for highly specialized tasks
A circular saw sits on a stack of wood.
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Best Circular Saws for You


Find the right circular saw to use for a variety of projects
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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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