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Toolipedia: Vinyl Siding Removal Tool

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about vinyl siding removal tools.

Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels


13 Cool Power Tools and Accessories That Will Make Your Job Easier

These innovative power tools are so worth adding to your jobsite collection.


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8 Essential Tools for Laminate Flooring Installation

Installing laminate flooring is definitely a DIY project that will save you money, but you'll need specific tools for a...


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What Is a Chop Saw?

A chop saw (a.k.a. a miter saw) is a power tool made especially for accurate crosscutting of trim and lumber...

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What to Know About Attic Ladders

Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...

Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.


How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet with Doors

Steal a few feet from the end of your bedroom and add a wall-to-wall closet with doors. Here are the...


The Case for the Compact Router

Is it worth it to buy a compact trim router? Here's what we think.

Who Remembers This Iconic Tool Brand?

For 90 years this esteemed brand name was synonymous with quality manufacturing, affordable pricing, and an almost legendary lifetime warranty....


5 Helpful Tools for Hanging Drywall

These five handy tools will help you install drywall much faster and better.


How to Use Powder Actuated Tools

Powder actuated tools (PAT) are a powerful way to attach wood to concrete and concrete block. Here's how to use...


How to Use a Pressure Washer

Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.


Quick Chain Saw Blade Guard

Protect a chain saw blade with 3/4-in. foam pipe insulation.

Really Fast Hanger Hook Installation

Add a hanger hook quickly with a drill and an eyebolt


Pipe Insulation Hack: Mow in Comfort

Another great pipe insulation hack to save your hands from blisters


Baseball-Cap Trim Protector

Prying a bent nail from woodwork with a hammer can leave an unsightly mark.


Top 3 Spray Foam Insulation Sprays To Consider Using

Not sure which spray foam to choose from? These have been reviewed as the top spray foams that will give...


Flush-Cutting Hacksaw

Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface.


Trim Veneer with a Utility Knife

Store-bought veneer trimmers aren't really necessary. Instead, just lay the veneer face down on a flat work surface; then use...


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How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

Fit woodwork perfectly to even the waviest walls with an inexpensive compass.


Reciprocating Saw Uses and Tips

The ultimate remodeling tool—with attitude

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How to Use a Power Miter Saw

Cut trim and moldings so they fit like a glove


DIY Home Inspection Tools

Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


Clever Tool Storage: Drill Bits and Other Pointy Tools

Try this quick, simple solution to workbench clutter


Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!


How to Install Towel Bars and Hooks on Fiberglass Tub and Shower Surrounds

Toggle bolts solve tricky mounting problems on thin plastic walls.


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet