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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 76. Using a Crosscut Jig

    DIY host David Thiel explains tips for adding a crosscut table in order to cut large pieces of plywood.

  2. 77. Adjustable Pipe Wrench

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

  3. 78. 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
  4. 79. 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...

  5. 80. 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...

  6. 81. Magnetic Tape Holster

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

  7. 82. 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.

  8. 83. 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
  9. 84. Craft Knives

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

  10. 85. Cool Ratchet

    DIY Network identifies a ratchet that allows a bolt to do more than normal.

  11. 86. How to Make a Mortise Cut

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

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 87. Photo Gallery: Common Nails

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

  13. 88. Keyed Chuck Adapter

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

  14. 89. 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...

  15. 90. Choosing the Right Screw

    DIY Network host David Thiel discusses a variety of screw types and the best material for each.

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