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The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know

Wood screws are almost always easier to drive and less likely to split if you drill pilot holes first, especially near the end of a board.

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8 Clever Tool Hacks

Here's a great collection of tool hacks for every level of DIYer, from beginner to advanced. These simple tips and...


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Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle


How to Hang Drywall: Use a Lift

Hang drywall alone with the right tools and techniques.


How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.

Master the Basics of Drywall: How to Cut Drywall

Learn about the five simple tools and basic techniques you need to successfully cut drywall.


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How to Clamp

A professional woodworker shows you simple clamping techniques that make stronger glued joints

Woodworking: Techniques to Cut Circles With a Band Saw

Cut clean, smooth circles with your bandsaw


Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.


Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time


How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.

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12 Brilliant Uses for Your Leaf Blower

My wife and I live in the middle of a mature hardwood forest, which puts us knee deep in leaves...


Drywall Butt Joints Made Easy

Techniques to avoid having to feather out butt joints.


Which Diamond Blades Are Best?

Avoid spending a bunch of money on the wrong blade.


Rebuild a Cordless Tool Battery

An affordable alternative to a new battery pack


Choosing the Best Impact Driver

Impact driver basics, plus a special tool test to find the best brands and models

How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


How to Use Tin Snips to Cut Sheet Metal

Tools and techniques for cutting sheet metal


9 Ways to Use a Pressure Washer that Will Blow Your Mind

You know a pressure washer is great at cleaning the driveway, but did you know it can also be used...


14 Ways to Use a Rotary Tool That Will Have People Buzzing

These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t...


20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

Make your workshop tools work double duty with these 20 unusual uses for common DIY tools and materials.


How to Properly Use a Hole Saw

Techniques for drilling big holes, deep holes and enlarging existing holes.


Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

Brush up on the basics with this collection of circular saw do's and don'ts


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How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

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

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How to Use a Power Miter Saw

Cut trim and moldings so they fit like a glove


8 Brilliant Ways to Use a Razor Blade

Everyone knows you can use a utility razor blade to cut stuff, but this humble tool is one of the...


Duct Tape Uses

Look for duct tape in one of its many sizes, shapes or materials for special uses or for solving special...


Hammers Aren’t Just for Nails: 101 Ways to Use a Rip Hammer

Really, we only show 9 ways, but there are lots more


Making Circular Saw Cuts

From cutting wide baseboard to framing a roof, these techniques make angle cuts easy and accurate


Router Edge Guide: How to Get Perfect Routed Edges

Tips and techniques for pro-quality profiles