Hammers are available in a wide range of types and sizes. It’s important to choose the correct hammer and size for the chore.
Here’s what to look for when buying your next saw … and a few tips on the right way to use it.
The next generation of cordless tools powered by lithium-ion batteries are showing up everywehere. So, what’s the attraction? Here’s a close look at this breakthrough technology.
Pack it Down: Compaction plays a key role in ensuring quality landscape projects.
Both professionals and DIY’ers love the reciprocating saw. These things are often used for dismantling or demolishing some sort of structure, and the primal thrill that comes with “tearing stuff up” speaks to a lot of people; recips are simply fun to use. Moreover, reciprocating saws are very versatile tools, designed for making cut-outs and cut-offs, disassembling wood framing, trimming […]
Table saws are excellent tools for making clean, accurate cuts.
Sanding is a chore, but today’s new models can make it much easier.
The “extreme” power tool for many serious woodworkers is a wood lathe. A lathe is also one of the oldest woodworking tools. A bow-powered lathe was thought to have originated in ancient Egypt. I have a chest made by an ancestor, well before the advent of powered tools, and it features beautifully turned posts, evidence of the skills of early […]
Anchoring items to concrete or masonry often requires boring a hole, inserting an anchor of some sort, then bolting or screwing the item in place. Good examples include porch piers, step railings and safety hand bars. The flashing around chimneys is another example. Three different types of tools can be used for boring these holes: a rotary drill, a rotary […]
Jigsaws are great tools for both basic home repairs and more advanced woodcraft projects.