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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 16. Starting a New Garden (20:00)

    We'll prep a new garden and demonstrate how to do a soil test.

  2. 17. Wire and Metal Cutting Tools

    DIY Network shares which tools can be used to cut through wire and metal materials.

  3. 18. How to Replace a Broken Handle

    When the handle on your putty knife breaks off, use a dowel rod to make the tool useful again. Host David Thiel gives new life to an ol...

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  4. 19. Nail Starter

    This handy nailer has the ability to take the place of a hammer.

  5. 20. Level Combo

    DIY experts offer information on a level that's more than just a level — it's also a protractor and a crown-molding angle calcula...

  6. 21. Circuit-Breaker Locator

    DIY experts explain how this handy tool takes the guesswork out of locating circuit breakers.

  7. 22. Innovative Hammers

    DIY Network shares the latest innovations in hammers. These inventive hammers include features such as anti-vibration, double faces and...

  8. 23. How to Construct a Shooting Board for Miter Cuts

    A shooting board must be made with meticulous precision. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

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  9. 24. Lie Nielson Planer (03:34)

    Take a look at the reproduction of an old hand planer made high-tech.

  10. 25. 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...

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  11. 26. Platinum Tile Nippers (00:01:27)

    It is the subtle improvements that make this tool a great upgrade.

  12. 27. Stanley Fat Max Extreme FuBar (00:01:17)

    See what you get when you combine a hammer and a pry bar!

  13. 28. Vintage vs. Modern Tools

    DIY Network shows how tool materials and designs have changed over the years.

  14. 29. Tips on Using Cutting Guides

    DIY Network host Paul Ryan demonstrates some cutting guides that make it easy to get the perfect cut.

  15. 30. Rafter Template System

    DIY Network experts suggest a system that comes with five templates that correspond to common rafter pitches, simplifying the cutting p...

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