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How to Use a Pneumatic Router for Pattern Routing

A pin router helps make repetitive pattern cuts easily. The most popular application for pattern routing is sign-making. Learn how to u...

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Top 100 Power Tools Projects

  1. 1. Digital Miter Saw Tips

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

  2. 2. Install a Built-in Vacuum System -- Part III: Wire the Power Unit

    Use these step-by-step instructions to finish installing the whole-house vacuum system.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. How to Enlarge a Hole

    Have you ever had to throw out expensive stock because the holes that were cut in it turned out to be too small? Host David Thiel demon...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Tankless Air Compressor

    DIY experts suggest an air compressor that works just like a regular air compressor — but without the air tank.

  5. 5. Specialty Sanders

    Specialty sanders are designed to go beyond stripping and smoothing a surface. The experts at the DIY Network give you a rundown of the...

  6. 6. Cordless Air Pump

    Whether you're fixing a flat tire, or filling an air mattress or toy, DIY experts show why this cordless air pump is a great tool to ha...

  7. 7. Automotive Ramps and Jacks

    DIY experts offer tips on automotive repair tools that make the job easier.

  8. 8. Drill Brushes and Floor Sander: How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    Refinishing hardwood floors can be a tough yet rewarding task. Host David Thiel offers some tips on using a floor drum sander to get th...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Use a Brake Lathe to Smooth Brake Rotors

    Smoothing brake rotors can be a DIY job. Automotive repair instructor Claude Whitaker demonstrates the use of a brake lathe to smooth b...

  10. 10. Cool Tools : Holiday Blowout (40:00)

    Chris Grundy rolls out some favorites on a special holiday edition.

  11. 11. Portable Miter-Saw Table

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

  12. 12. How to Operate a Power Tamper

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to use a power tamper to tamp dirt into place.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How to Cut Circles and Curves With a Router

    Learn how to use a router and a special jig to cut perfect circles and ovals.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. How to Mortise Using a Router and Corner Chisel

    David Thiel demonstrates the correct way to mortise using a router and corner chisel. These instructions show how to use a trim router ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Bend Wood

    Kerfs are grooves in a piece of wood cut by a saw. Kerfing involves bending a piece of wood by making equally spaced cuts.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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