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A person using a speed square.
BUYING GUIDE

Tools to Measure Angles


Save time and money but measuring and cutting angles right the first time

A person holding a digital caliper.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Read Calipers


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Calipers are precision measuring tools that will help you with your home improvement projects

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 Home Depot associate helping a customer with a tool rental.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Our 5 Most Popular Tools You Didn’t Know You Could Rent


Discover home improvement tools available for rent at The Home Depot

A person welding stainless steel
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Weld Stainless Steel


Difficulty Advanced
Time 2-4 hours

Master stainless steel welding with this guide

A person measuring a piece of lumber with a tape measure.
BUYING GUIDE

Best Tape Measures


Get the most accurate measurements with the right tool for the job

PROJECT GUIDE

How to Remove a Stripped Screw


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to remove a stripped screw

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

A person welding metal
BUYING GUIDE

Welding Tips: How to Prep for Any Welding Project


Learn how to start welding or improve your skills with these welding tips from The Home Depot

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
Click to see the different types of woodworking jigs.
BUYING GUIDE

What Is a Woodworking Jig


Save time on precise, repetitive tasks by using a woodworking jig
A portable air compressor in an unfinished room.
BUYING GUIDE

Best Air Compressors for Your Project


Get the right air compressor for all your pneumatic tools
A person cutting wood with a table saw.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Table Saw


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Understand how to use a table saw safely with this guide.
A circular saw sits on a stack of wood.
BUYING GUIDE

Best Circular Saws for You


Find the right circular saw to use for a variety of projects
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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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 outlining the different types of wrenches.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Wrenches


Explore different types of wrenches and learn which are most useful for various types of work
Cabinets and drawers with brushed nickel knobs and handles.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install Cabinet Handles


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Give your kitchen cabinets a new look by replacing the cabinet handles
Dust Collection System - Choosing the Right Dust Collection System
BUYING GUIDE

Best Dust Collection System for Your Workshop


Keep a clean and safe workspace by installing a debris and air filtration unit
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
A video reviews how to read a tape measure.
BUYING GUIDE

How to Read a Tape Measure


Use a tape measure properly so you can tackle your DIY projects with accuracy
Changing Table Saw Blades
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Change a Table Saw Blade


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Safety is your primary concern when changing table saw blades
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