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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 31. All About Straight-Blade Wood Chisels

    DIY Network explains the different types of chisels used for wood, and how to care for chisels.

  2. 32. Stiletto Claw Dimpler (01:01)

    See how to remove a nail without damaging the wood!

  3. 33. Nail Jack (00:53)

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

  4. 34. Vise Basics

    DIY Network makes choosing the right vise for the job easy with this information on the basics of vises.

  5. 35. Tips on Using Vises and Clamps

    When extra hands are needed in the workshop, a vise or clamp may be the answer. DIY experts share tips on working with vises and clamps...

  6. 36. Plumbing Emergency Tips

    DIY Network's Ed the Plumber offers tips on the tools needed to make a plumber's emergency kit and what to do during plumbing emergenci...

  7. 37. How to Make and Use a Panel Clamp

    A jig design makes sure panels stay flat during gluing. David Thiel of Tools & Techniques demonstrates how to make and use the panel cl...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 38. Gunook Sky Hook & Super Hook (01:37)

    Find the perfect place for your power tools with these cool hooks.

  9. 39. 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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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 40. Learn the Basics About Hand Planers

    A hand planer is used to smooth rough edges and level warped wood. Learn all about hand planers here from the experts at the DIY Networ...

  11. 41. Hand-Powered Cutting Tools

    You don't always need power tools for cutting. The DIY Network highlights hand tools you won't want to do without.

  12. 42. Tips on Using Prying Tools

    It's easy to choose the right prying tool for any job with these tips from DIY Network.

  13. 43. Platinum Tile Nippers (00:01:27)

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

  14. 44. Torque Wrenches

    This DIY guide makes it easy to choose the right torque wrench so projects can be completed quickly and easily.

  15. 45. Andrea Ridout's Cool Tools

    Andrea Ridout, radio host of Ask Andrea, joins David Thiel to share some of her favorite cool tools.

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