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  1. 16. Wet/Dry Vacs

    These handy canister vacuums can pick up wet and dry materials. Use this DIY guide to see which size vac works best for specific jobs.

  2. 17. 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...

  3. 18. Storing Blades and Bits

    In order to keep bits, blades and other accessories from being lost, damaged or dulled, it's important that they be stored properly. DI...

  4. 19. Portable Panel Saw

    Looking for a tool that'll convert a circular saw into a panel or radial-arm saw? DIY Network experts suggest this Portable Panel Saw S...

  5. 20. Learn the Basics of the Reciprocating Saw

    The reciprocating saw can handle jobs other power saws can't. Learn some basics about the reciprocating saw from the experts at the DIY...

  6. 21. How to Make a Bent Panel

    Inventor Daryl Kiel's vacuum-molding machine can make decorative curves on panel doors, drawer fronts and stair treads. Here's how to u...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 22. How to Turn a Natural-Edge Bowl

    Master wood turner Lowell Converse demonstrates how to turn a natural edge bowl on a lathe to make a stunning piece of art.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 23. Stout Bandsaw (01:34)

    See how this band saw goes from table top to portable in no time.

  9. 24. Laundry Chute Installation (05:59)

    Host Amy Matthews designs and installs a laundry chute

  10. 25. 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 ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 26. Shop Technology: Impact Drivers

    DIY experts explain why an impact driver is a great tool to have around the workshop. It won't replace a drill, but it can drive fasten...

  12. 27. Cool Tools : Holiday Blowout (40:00)

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

  13. 28. Sanding Tips

    DIY Network shares tips and tricks for using sandpaper to keep any project running smoothly.

  14. 29. How to Make a Cross-cut Platform for your Circular Saw

    You can eliminate inaccuracies with your circular saw by making a platform for angled cuts. Here are step-by-step instructions.

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  15. 30. Rotary-Tool Accessories

    The rotary tool is a versatile handheld power tool with a rotary tip that accepts a variety of attachments for different tasks. Use thi...

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