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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Use a Pantagraph

    DIY experts demonstrate how a pantagraph -- a handy router attachment -- can make cutting patterns easy.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. How to Use a Powered Sharpener

    This dry-system power sharpener works quickly and can be used with a variety of abrasives. If it's not used properly, though, it can be...

    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 193. 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. 194. How to Make a Mortise Cut

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a mortise cut using a chisel.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 195. How to Apply Wood Stain Techniques

    When staining wood, use proper techniques in order to achieve a professional-looking finish.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 196. How to Make a Flexible Abrasive Bundle

    Unlike other sanding accessories, flexible abrasive bundles can reach into curved corners and deep recesses. These instructions can tur...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Attach Metal to Wood

    Use these step-by-step instructions to attach metal to wood. All you'll need is a pneumatic rivet gun, rivets, a drill and a drill bit ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. How to Use Conduit

    Use these step-by-step instructions and learn how conduit can be used instead of a grounding wire.

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 199. How to Install a Cabinet Hinge

    Installing a cabinet hinge is a quick and easy process. These step-by-step instructions show how to complete the process in no time.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 200. 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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