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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Make a Circle-Cutting Jig

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a jig that will cut circles through wood or any other material.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 192. How to Use a Radial Arm Saw

    Learn about the proper use of a radial arm saw.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  3. 193. How to Make a Pocket Hole

    A pocket hole is a hidden drill hole that a screw sinks into at an angle to fasten two pieces of wood together. Learn how to make a poc...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 194. How to Cut Rosettes on a Drill Press

    A drill press can be used for more than just drilling holes. All manner of jigs can be used to increase the tool's versatility. Here's ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 195. How to Make a Powered Mobile Base

    A DIY-er sent in instructions for making a powered mobile base for a portable worktable. Learn how to make the base with these easy ste...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 196. How to Make an Angle Jig

    Learn how to make a jig that helps drill holes at an angle on the drill press. The jig can be used for making pocket holes or angled ho...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Solder Copper Pipe

    Soldering copper pipe calls for an acid-based solder. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily solder a fitting to a pipe.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. How to Use Tile-Cutting Tools

    Learn the basics about tileworking tools and their functions.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 199. How to Use a Planer/Molder

    Learn how to use a planer/molder -- an all-in-one thickness planer and molding machine -- with these simple instructions.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 200. How to Install Hinges

    Every woodworker should have several basic kinds of chisels, which come in a range of sizes. See how to use a chisel to prep a work pie...

    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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