TOOLS & WORKSHOP: POWER TOOLS
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A power drill does more than just drill holes. With different attachments, it also drives screws, turns a sander, or ...
Cordless power tools, and now lithium-ion batteries, have revolutionized the home improvement world. But anyone who’s...
If those holiday gift cards are burning a hole in your pocket, a good circular saw is something you really shouldn't ...
Good sanding can make or break a woodworking project, so every do-it-yourselfer should have a power sander in the wor...
With its pivoting blade, DeWalt's compact and cordless reciprocating saw is easy to use in tight spaces.
Rockwell's no-nonsense oscillating multi-tool gets along famously with other toolmaker's accessories.
Backed by the product category's best warranty, Ridgid's drill/driver is a workhorse that will last.
Comfortable to use and easy to control, Milwaukee's powerful 18-volt grinder is near perfect.
As time-saving tools go, it's hard to beat the pneumatic nailer; aka the nail gun. But before you run out to get one ...
You don't have to undertake too many do-it-yourself woodworking projects to understand that a table saw is a must-hav...
Did you know the right drill bit can make or break the job?LISTENListen to BOB VILA ON DRILL DRIVERS, or read text be...
Brushless motor technology has been around for a while, but only within the last couple years have power tool manufac...
Like everything with moving parts—your car, your computer, your body—your power tools will last longer and work bette...
Use a floor sander effectively in order to complete your hardwood refinishing project more quickly and easily.
I love wood. Maybe it’s the way the surface glows when sunlight suffuses the grain, lighting up any room with golden ...
The thickness planer is not the most versatile tool in your arsenal. In fact, it really only does one thing: it plane...
What kind of saw do you need in your workshop? Here's some help.
Powered sanders can help you get your work done quickly.
Finishing sanders function in different ways, sanding in a straight-line mode, backwards and forwards, much like hand sanding or orbital sanding.
The disk sander is a high-powered sanding tool.
Band saws are powerful cutting tools and must be used with proper respect and care. Follow these guidelines for safe and proper operation.
The jigsaw is valuable when cutting intricate shapes.
The drill press is a fixed-in-place version of the simple hand drill with a worktable beneath.
Proper tool maintenance depends on keeping your tools clean and storing them safely.
Chain saws have come to be regarded as indispensable for a surprising variety of work.
The router's versatility, light weight, reasonable cost and portability have made it a tool of choice for many.
Also known as the table saw, the tilting arbor saw is the single most important workshop tool for many.
The right protective gear is like a small health insurance policy.
A stationary saw that can be used for freehand cutting, the band saw is a very useful piece of equipment.
Use this inexpensive tool to smooth rough edges.
Keep your spade bits sharp and effective.
Follow the three steps necessary to sharpen a chisel or similar tool with a grinding wheel.
Fasten wood in tight, precise joints with a jointer.
Smooth rough-cut wood stock with a planer.
Use this helpful tool to shape ornamental edges.
This clever device helps join furniture and cabinetry.
Compressors are used for many different kinds of workshop and worksite tasks. Most of us first made the acquaintance of a compressor when our bicycle tires needed...
The radial-arm saw is a versatile saw that can do a lot of things in your workshop.
Learn more about the keyhole saw, designed to cut holes in different materials of differing diameters and the reciprocating saw, a powerful tool best suited for d...
Use air tools for a variety of tasks to expand your workshop's capabilities.
When I consider the assortment of power tools that I've purchased, collected and inherited over time, I am amazed tha...
Get facts on the faster—easier—way for you to drive screws.
Learn the different ways you can use your table saw.
I traveled to Milwaukee, WI, a couple weeks ago to visit the headquarters of the Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation ...
The efficient and powerful circular saw could make a great addition to you toolbox.
Even though the blade is small, the saber saw packs a versatile punch.
Get the low-down on the different types of electric drills.
Learn how to choose equipment that fits the task.
Follow these simple steps to avoid hang-ups in your next drilling project.
An essential tool for the home carpenter
The Right Blade Makes the Difference
Bob Ryley is in the garage workshop building a planter box for the sunroom.
Bob helps contractor Bob Ryley hand-craft a medicine cabinet using a radial arm saw, Dado blade, router, screws, and carpenter's glue.