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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 16. Circuit-Breaker Locator

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

  2. 17. Innovative Hammers

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

  3. 18. How to Use a Blindmark Drywall Marker

    One of the hardest parts of installing drywall is measuring and marking for electrical boxes. The Blindmark Drywall Marker simplifies t...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 19. Nail Jack (00:53)

    This is the first hand tool made solely to dig, grip and extract fasteners.

  5. 20. Starting a New Garden (20:00)

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

  6. 21. How to Make a Chisel Storage Box

    Keep chisels safe and dust-free with this DIY storage case. The box contains two chisel supports -- one for the ferrule and another for...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 22. Screwdriver Basics

    Screwdrivers are among the most commonly used--and misused--tools. Although screwdriver methods seem obvious, using the correct techniq...

  8. 23. Rafter Template System

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

  9. 24. Using a Crosscut Jig

    DIY host David Thiel explains tips for adding a crosscut table in order to cut large pieces of plywood.

  10. 25. Adjustable Pipe Wrench

    This combination wrench is a must-have for beginner to expert DIYers.

  11. 26. How to Make a Mortise Cut

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

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 27. Awls and Punches

    These versatile tools are used to mark work pieces. DIY experts show how awls can score lines and bore small holes, and punches can sta...

  13. 28. Protractor Combo

    Need a protractor? DIY experts have a suggestion. This cool tool can find angles and even be locked into position to serve as a cutting...

  14. 29. Magnetic Tape Holster

    DIY Network shares an innovative way to keep track of your tape measure with this magnetic tape holster.

  15. 30. Craft Knives

    Some craft knives are useful even for heavy-duty projects. Learn more about craft and utility knives here at the DIY Network.

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