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How to Use a Thickness Planer

Thickness planers are used to reduce wood thickness, smooth rough surfaces and remove paint. Here's some basic information about handhe...

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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 Chair Rung

    If a chair tenon cannot be repaired, it's easy to make a new rung. A router table with a special fence is the tool of choice for this p...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. 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...

  6. 6. Electric Tile Cutting Tips

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

  7. 7. 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...

  8. 8. 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.

  9. 9. Tools Central

    Learn how to use and care for all your power tools and hand tools from the DIY Network.

  10. 10. How To Use a Metal-Cutting Chop Saw

    Learn how to begin construction on dining room chairs by cutting rods with a chop saw.

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    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. Digital Miter Saw Tips

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

  12. 12. Rotary-Tool Basics

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

  13. 13. 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...

  14. 14. How to Maintain a Sanding Station

    A belt/disc combination sander is designed to create sawdust, so it's no surprise that it gets very dirty. Here are some steps to clean...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Make a Router Bit Storage Case

    This storage case is a simple box with four drawers. Some of the drawers have holes cut inside to hold router bits; the others are regu...

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