Hand Tools

Tool Test: DeWalt 5-in-1 Drill

Nathan Rinne checks out a compact drill with interchangeable heads for working in... More

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How to Use a Framing Square to Lay Out an Octagon

John Carroll explains how to read that obscure scale hidden in plain sight on the... More

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Checking the Accuracy of Squares and Levels

Are your cuts a skosh off, your doors or windows half a bubble off plumb? More

Toolbits: Milwaukee I-Beam Hammers

Three new models ranging from 16-ounces to 28-ounces join the tool company's steel... More

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8 Tools for Better Jobsite Efficiency

A quick roundup of new offerings from Milwaukee, Metabo HPT, iQ Power Tools, and... More

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Testing a Laser for Accuracy

Learn how to use simple geometry to check if a line laser meets specs. More

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Tool Test: Metabo HPT MultiVolt Framing Nailer

Metabo HPT's new framing nailer weighs more than other cordless nailers, but is... More

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String, Knots, and the Jobsite

Learning how and why to tie a larks head knot (some folks call it a cow hitch) is just the starting point of this Essential Craftsman video. More

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The Hidden Truth of Sanding 2.0

Next-gen abrasive technology has transformed a basic task in surprising ways. More

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One-Step Fastener Installation

A new tool from Trex facilitates installation of Trex Hideaway deck fasteners. More

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