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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 46. How To Use a Tap and Die Set

    Learn how to properly use a tap and die set.

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    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 47. Gardening Tool Tips

    There are many cutting and trimming tools you can use in the garden. DIY Network experts offer tips to help you find just the right too...

  3. 48. Calipers and Gauges

    Calipers and gauges are handy tools to have around the workshop when it comes to measuring. Use this DIY guide to see which tools are b...

  4. 49. 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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  5. 50. How to Draw Angles and Circles

    Drawing perfect circles and angles can be challenging. Carl Mueller, host of DIY Tools & Techniques, offers some foolproof techniques f...

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    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 51. Tips on Using Clamps

    DIY Network host Paul Ryan shares some great tips about a few new and innovative clamps.

  7. 52. Nail Jack (00:53)

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

  8. 53. Metal-Cutting Tools

    This DIY guide explains how the right tools can make cutting through metal a whole lot easier.

  9. 54. How to Make a Metal Box

    Follow these step-by-step instructions and see how easy it is to use a hand-held metal brake to bend metal. In this project, a box is m...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 55. Using Levels

    DIY experts explore the different types of levels and how to use them.

  11. 56. Clamp Basics

    Clamps are essential workshop tools for holding wood in position. It's useful to have a collection of clamps on hand for common tasks.

  12. 57. Specialty Wrenches

    DIY experts show how adjustable wrenches can replace a whole collection of box wrenches.

  13. 58. Photo Gallery: Specialty Nails

    All about specialty nails on DIYNetwork.com.

  14. 59. Vintage vs. Modern Tools

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

  15. 60. How to Make a Compass

    This compass is made of wood pieces, a knob, a pencil and a carriage bolt. It draws larger circles than most workshop compasses. Use th...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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