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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 46. Adjustable Pipe Wrench

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

  2. 47. 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...

  3. 48. 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...

  4. 49. Magnetic Tape Holster

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

  5. 50. Eastern Influence: Using Japanese Tools

    DIY Network expert David Thiel talks with Sandor Nagyszalanczy, author of Tools: Rare and Ingenious, and cabinetmaker Patrick Huggins a...

  6. 51. Craft Knives

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

  7. 52. How to Make a Mortise Cut

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

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 53. Keyed Chuck Adapter

    DIY Network shows how this inexpensive adapter can turn a keyed chuck on a drill into a keyless chuck.

  9. 54. Extra-Tooth Wrench

    Adjustable wrenches are handy tools to have in the workshop, but DIYers might just find this one to be the most useful. This wrench rat...

  10. 55. How to Make a Plywood Carrying Handle

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a plywood carrying handle and make traveling with lumber a lot easier.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 56. Lighted Magnetic Screwdriver/Retriever

    This tool offers more than most screwdrivers. This multipurpose screwdriver has a light, a magnet and several different bits.

  12. 57. Photo Gallery: Common Nails

    DIY Network explains which type of common and specialty nails work best different kinds of materials.

  13. 58. Tips on Hiding Fasteners

    DIY Network host David Thiel reveals different techniques for disguising fasteners. Use these tips to give any project a finished look.

  14. 59. Hammers and Nails

    No matter what the project, choosing the right hammers and nails is essential. DIY Network experts make it easy to pick the right tools...

  15. 60. Level Basics

    DIY Network explains how to use a level and which to choose depending on the task.

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