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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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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


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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...


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...

How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


Basic Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.

The Case for the Compact Router

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


How to Use a Trim Nailer Gun

Avoid common mistakes with a pneumatic nail gun.


Baseball-Cap Trim Protector

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


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 Use a Power Miter Saw

Cut trim and moldings so they fit like a glove


Top Trim Carpentry Tools

A veteran trimmer reveals his secret weapons


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Buy this PDF & Cut List

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid...