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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. How to Make a Wooden Bowl

    A guide that makes a table saw's blade contact only the center portion of a cylindrical piece of wood will create a dished effect. Thes...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 172. How to Adjust a Band Saw

    The band saw has more moving parts than most power tools. To make sure the band saw cuts correctly and runs safely, it's important to k...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 173. Tapping Basics

    A tap is fitted into a pilot hole in a metal piece and turned with a special type of wrench. Here are the steps to take before and duri...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 174. How to Bend and Cut Rebar

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to use a rebar cutting and bending machine.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 175. How to Use a Woodburning Tool

    Woodburning pens can be used to add creative designs on wood or leather.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 176. Routing Fingernail Edges

    By attaching a jig to a router table, round-over bits can be used to create fingernail edges on tabletops or bookshelves. Here's how to...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 177. How to Use a Yard Trencher

    A yard trencher can dig out a trench for conduit or water pipes in the yard. It makes a thin trench in the yard without disturbing the ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 178. How to Use a Yard Compactor

    A yard compactor packs down gravel and soil. It has a heavy steel plate on the bottom that causes the vibration that packs down the dir...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 179. How to Make a Multiple-Hole Jig

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to make a jig that keeps shelf pegs neatly in a row.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 180. How to Clean and Care for a Band Saw

    Taking care of a band saw is just as important as using it correctly. Use the following steps to keep your band saw clean and properly ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

About This Show

How do you know if you have the right tool for the job? On DIY Tools & Techniques, DIY illustrates how to choose and use all the tools in your workshop. Host David Thiel calls upon his extensive knowledge as the Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine to give all the tips and tricks of the trade, as well as demonstrate step-by-step how to use and maintain workshop tools such as the router and table saw, as well as some not-so-common tools. DIY Tools & Techniques gives you the information needed to get the job done right -- with the right tool!

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