Saber saw with a pivoting blade holder for cutting intricate curves and contours without the operator turning the body of the saw. A wide range of blades is available; the narrower the blade, the tighter the turning radius. Next to the electric hand drill, this is the second most basic power tool in a homeowner's […]
Makes both crosscuts and rip cuts in wood.
Convert an electric hand drill into a sander.
Flat file (far left), a general-purpose file for fast removal of metal. Has a slightly tapered shape and double-cut faces, with a single cut along the edges. Good for keeping paint scrapers clean and sharp. Hand file (far center). Similar to flat file, but with parallel edges; one edge is safe, or uncut, to prevent […]
Spade bits feature center locating point and two sharp flat cutting edges which work, with a scraping action, to bore holes in wood. Useful for drilling large holes, although they tend to leave splintered exit holes. Twist bits are made for wood and metal. For wood, use twist bits made of carbon […]
Select a reversible model so you can back out bits or loosen screws.
Duplicates and transfers an irregular design to a template or piece of stock.
Stores a spring-loaded metal rule in a small case.
Short, 20 cm (8 in.) version of the longer carpenter's level.
Locates studs behind wall coverings by measuring changes in the wall's density.
A case, filled with chalk and 15 m to 30 m (50100 ft) of line on a reel, marks a long, straight line between two points.
Made with a long shank to reach deep in electrical boxes, this screwdriver is perfect for electrical work.
Robertson screwdriver, usually color-coded according to size, can reach screws that are sunk below the surface in furniture. The square drive provides high torque power. Recommended sizes: #6, #8, #10. Phillips screwdriver, the most common type of cross-head screwdriver, fits snugly into a Phillips-head screw. The cross design of the […]
Cut sheet metal with less effort than tin snips.
Do I need a locksmith to install a deadbolt lock or is it something that I can do myself?
I installed weather stripping on the door frame in the entrance of my house three weeks ago. The stripping on the top and the side where the door swings open are fine, but the stripping on the hinge side of the door has fallen off. Did I not install it properly?
My front door warps and gives me a lot of trouble. In the summer it rattles in the wind and in the winter I can hardly push it hard enough to get the latch to catch and hold it shut. What can I do to stop the warping?
My living room window is fogging up during the cold winter months. Are the blinds hanging in front of the window in any way responsible?
I am concerned that my venetian blinds may contain lead. How can I be sure that the blinds do not contain lead?
Last winter my heating bills were considerably high. I noticed that there was a draft coming from my living room window. I do not want to permanently seal the window, but is there anything that can cut down the draft and be removed in the spring?