tools

Refine Your Tool Chest For A Creative Boost During A Slump

Paintings aren’t made by brushes, they’re made by people. For that reason, we blame ourselves if we can’t come up with decent ideas. However, if you’ve hit a creative slump, it may be worth taking a look at your toolset to see if your selection is holding you back.


Tool School: The Demolition And DIY-Ready Reciprocating Saw

The reciprocating saw (better known as a recip saw or Sawzall) is a common sight at construction sites, but it also has a place in a home owner’s arsenal of power tools.


Organise Your Backyard Tools With This Simple, Cheap Hanging System

Build this simple and cheap hanging system to organise your rakes, shovels and brooms and keep them safely off the ground.


Before You Buy A Tool, See If You Can Borrow Or Rent It

Sometimes you’ll be working a project at home, and your first instinct might be to buy the tool you need. You’ll then have a box of tools you’ve only used once. Consider borrowing or renting a tool to save money and reduces clutter.


How To Drill Into A Stainless Steel Sink

Drilling into stainless steel can be tricky, but it’s your only option when installing a soap dispenser or a filtered water system. Here’s how to do it without scratching the stainless surface and ruining good drill bits.


Sharpen Your Chainsaw Faster With These Shortcuts

A dull chainsaw is not only ineffective, but dangerous. You can sharpen it by hand or use specially built tools to save time and mistakes.


Adam Savage And Kevin Kelly's Essential Household Tools

Building a home toolkit can be hard when you don’t know where to start. If you’re looking for professional advice, Adam Savage and Kevin Kelly break down their essentials on the Tested podcast.


Tool School: The Do-It-All Oscillating Tool

An oscillating tool can sand, grind, cut, plunge-cut, flush-cut, remove grout and scrape, all within a tight space if needed. This makes it the most versatile power tool in your shed and a must-have for any DIYer.


Choose The Right Step Ladder Before Starting Your Climb

‘Tis the season for climbing on your roof. From clearing gutters to hanging Christmas lights, this is the time (no pun intended) to get out the dusty ladder and start climbing. Here’s how to choose the right step ladder for your job.


Draw A Perfect Circle With A Speed Square

A speed square has many obvious uses for marking up your building materials. Here’s a small hidden feature you may not know about: it can also draw perfect circles.