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How to Make a Jig for Sanding Small Objects

This jig is scaled to hold a small object so it can be sanded with a disc sander. The jig provides more control when shaping the piece ...

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Top 100 Power Tools Projects

  1. 1. Angled Drill Adapter

    DIY experts suggest this angled drill adapter for jobs that require drilling in tight spaces.

  2. 2. Portable Energy System

    Need to give cordless tools long-lasting power? DIY Network suggests a battery pack that'll do just that.

  3. 3. Portable Miter-Saw Table

    DIY Network shows a portable miter-saw table that allows you to take the saw just about anywhere needed.

  4. 4. How to Make a Stopped Rabbet Cut

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a stopped rabbet cut using a router table.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  5. 5. Auto Hammer in Slo-Mo (00:00:33)

    30-second slow-motion demonstration of an auto hammer at work.

  6. 6. Bench-Grinding Techniques

    A bench grinder is typically used to sharpen cutting tools and shape bevels, but it has other uses as well. Learn about operation, atta...

  7. 7. String Trimmer Up Close (00:02:41)

    An extreme close-up, slow-motion look at a string trimmer in action.

  8. 8. How to Re-plane a Door

    These step-by-step instructions show how to shave down a door in order to eliminate problems with sticking.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. Electric Tile Cutting Tips

    DIY Tools and Techniques shares tips for using an electric tile cutter.

  10. 10. Rotating Laser

    DIY experts explain why this rotating laser light is a great tool when working in a large room. The helpful light makes it easy to inst...

  11. 11. Power Staplers

    Every workshop needs some form of power stapler even if you are a do-it-yourself beginner. This tool comes in handy in many projects.

  12. 12. Digital Miter Saw Tips

    DIY Network makes it easy to efficiently make digitally-assisted miter cuts.

  13. 13. Rotary-Tool Basics

    DIY Network explains how a handheld rotary tool and its variety of attachments can get any job done.

  14. 14. Scroll Saw Up Close (00:02:21)

    An extreme close-up, slow-motion look at a scroll saw in action.

  15. 15. Dado Blade Basics

    The dado blade stack is actually a number of circular blades stacked atop one another to form a wide cutting area. Use this DIY Network...

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