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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 61. Credit-Card Tool Kit

    This toolkit comes complete with a serrated knife, screwdriver, compass, and more -- and it's the size of a credit card. Read about it ...

  2. 62. How to Loosen Nuts and Bolts

    The professionals at the DIY Network share tips for loosening nuts and bolts that just won't budge.

  3. 63. Handy Bar Tools for Cocktails (00:01:13)

    These tools look like hand tools but are designed to function as bar tools.

  4. 64. Retractable Hand Saw

    The DIY Network shows you a line of very useful utility cutters with retractable blades.

  5. 65. 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
  6. 66. Tapping Basics

    A tap is fitted into a pilot hole in a metal piece and turned with a special type of wrench. Here are the steps to take before and duri...

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    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 67. Hand Braces and Bits

    DIY Network experts look at hand braces and bits, and discuss the old-school method of drilling holes.

  8. 68. Tips on Using Cutting Guides

    DIY Network host Paul Ryan demonstrates some cutting guides that make it easy to get the perfect cut.

  9. 69. How to Make a Pull Saw

    Sometimes a power saw is too powerful for the job at hand. At such times, a homemade pull saw can come in handy. Here's an easy method ...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 70. Drilling Holes to Depth (00:00:24)

    Check out this trick for drilling holes to a specific depth every time!

  11. 71. How to Use a Stiletto Nail Puller

    This stiletto nail puller is an innovative tool that is used to pull a nail out of wood with minimal damage.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 72. How to Make a Drilling Guide Block with Bushings

    Host David Thiel shows how to build a jig for installing decorative dowels into box corners. Adding dowels in mitered corners adds stre...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 73. How to Use Masonry Chisels

    DIY Network explains what masonry chisels are and how to use them.

  14. 74. Metal-Cutting Tools

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

  15. 75. 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.

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