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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. 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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  3. 33. Wire and Metal Cutting Tools

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

  4. 34. Tube Rollers

    DIY Network gives a tip on how to squeeze the most material out of a tube so that nothing — from toothpaste to caulk — is w...

  5. 35. Nail Starter

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

  6. 36. Nail Jack (00:53)

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

  7. 37. Cool Tools: Top 25 2010 (40:00)

    Join host Chris Grundy as he counts down the Top 25 Cool Tools.

  8. 38. Channel Lock Pliers (00:03:18)

    Learn this company's history and the secrets behind these popular pliers.

  9. 39. Tips for Using a Stepped Dowel System

    DIY Tools and Techniques guest Rorke Miller demonstrates the creation of a stepped dowel system.

  10. 40. Project Calculator

    DIY experts show why this project calculator is a great tool to have around the workshop. It can perform functions ordinary calculators...

  11. 41. Vacuum Bed Hold-Down

    DIY experts explain why this portable, self-adjusting vacuum bed is a handy tool to have around the workshop.

  12. 42. 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...

  13. 43. Circuit-Breaker Locator

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

  14. 44. Innovative Hammers

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

  15. 45. How to Make a Jig for Curved Cuts

    Learn how to make this jig made of wiggle board that makes curved cuts in wood.

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    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate

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