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20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

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

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Upgrade Your Garage With These Amazon Prime Day Deals

Clear your mind and your space with these discounted garage items during Amazon Prime Day.


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Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...


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Girls Garage Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe

Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."

12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


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14 Super-Simple Workbenches You Can Build

Every home workshop (even if it's just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench. One of these 14...

Reader Project: Toolbox with Radio

Turn an old toolbox into a high-tech tool box with radio combo.


Using a Shop Vacuum for Dust Collection

Fittings, filters and accessories for turning your shop vacuum into a dust collector.


On-the-Spot Gear Stand

Bring light to new areas with a flexible gear stand


How to Keep Your Allen Wrench Within Reach

Stop searching for an Allen wrench to change the saw on your band saw.

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...


Tape Tip for Your Miter Saw

This simple tape trick will prevent thin pieces of material from flying out of your miter saw.


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


Smart Step-Stool Support

Replace thin, worn plastic end caps on your folding step stools and chairs with rubber cane boots (typically 7/8 in....


PVC Hack: Adjustable Table Height

This PVC hack will make working on crafts or in the shop a lot easier

Ladder Hack: Onboard Tool Storage

Stop the busy work of climbing up and down a ladder


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...


How to Make a Hole Saw Last Longer

Stuff your hole saw with a moist rag.


Stuck on Safety

Store your safety glasses near power tools so they're easy to grab


Air Accessory Organization

Keep your air accessory tools in one spot that's easy to reach


Rubber Gloves Rubber Bands

Check out this clever workshop tip!


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10 Easy Ways to Cut Metal Fast

Our best tips for getting your project done right.


Sandpaper Cutter

Add this amazingly handy workbench addition that will save you time for years to come.

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Quicker Hole Sawing

Make hole sawing much easier with this genius reader tip.


Pre-Saw Before You Re-Saw

Travis shares a tip for slicing thick boards into thinner boards.


A Wheel-y Portable Compressor!

Make your compressor easily portable. Here's how:


Better Shop Dust Filtration

Pleated filters are a much better alternative to the giant dust bags sported by most dust collectors. They filter out...


Backward Jigsaw

An opening for an electrical outlet in the cabinet back directly below a breakfast bar was close to the counter...


Framing Square Drilling Jig

Want to cut holes in the same spot in a whole pile of workpieces? Read on to learn how to...