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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 61. 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.

  2. 62. Metal-Cutting Tools

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

  3. 63. Using Levels

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

  4. 64. Hand Braces and Bits

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

  5. 65. Tips for Using a Stepped Dowel System

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

  6. 66. Tools for Grading a Paver Base (02:37)

    Dean and Derek discuss which hand tools work best for grading a paver base.

  7. 67. Tips on Choosing Wrenches

    DIY Network makes it easy to choose the right wrench for any project.

  8. 68. Platinum Tile Nippers (00:01:27)

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

  9. 69. Helpful Measuring Tools: Calipers, Micrometers, Tapes

    DIY Network host David Thiel reveals several tools to help get those all-important measurements right.

  10. 70. Photo Gallery: Specialty Nails

    All about specialty nails on DIYNetwork.com.

  11. 71. Wire and Metal Cutting Tools

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

  12. 72. Rafter Template System

    DIY Network experts suggest a system that comes with five templates that correspond to common rafter pitches, simplifying the cutting p...

  13. 73. 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.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 74. Tips on Using Screw and Bolt Extractors

    DIY Network offers improved methods that'll make extracting screws and bolts with snapped heads an easy task.

  15. 75. Sandpaper Basics

    Use this DIY Network guide on choosing the best sandpaper for any job.

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