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Hand Tools

Some think that hand tools are mostly a thing of the past, but there's nothing further from the truth. Planes, chisels, and saws are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tools that perform without a cord.


Small Parts Miter Trimmer

Small Parts Miter Trimmer

It isn't easy to trim a small piece of molding once it's been cut. You need a way to hold … Read More

Circles and Curves Made Easy

Circles and Curves Made Easy

Curves and arcs add interest to your projects. Discover our favorite tools for drawing them in. And find out how … Read More

The Essential Layout Tool

The Essential Layout Tool

You can't beat a pencil for most marking tasks. But you have some options when it comes to accuracy and … Read More

The Best Tool for Angles

The Best Tool for Angles

Every shop needs a few good rulers and squares. But these won't often work for angles. Find out why a … Read More

Handy Squares for Layout

Handy Squares for Layout

There's a wide variety of measuring and marking tools available. When it comes to squares, here are three that are … Read More

The Right Way to Use a Rule

The Right Way to Use a Rule

Steel rules are basic tools. But it still takes a little know-how to make consistent, accurate measurements. Here are a … Read More

Must-Have Measuring Tools

Must-Have Measuring Tools

Accurate work begins with accurate measuring. Here are two types of rules that no woodworker should be without. Read More

Installing Small Hinges

Installing Small Hinges

On a small project, every detail matters. So you want a tight, gap-free fit for the hardware. A router and … Read More

Inexpensive Depth Gauge

Inexpensive Depth Gauge

Accurate measuring is one key to building better projects. They don't need to cost a fortune. Head to the auto … Read More

Two Tools You Need

Two Tools You Need

Find out which tools we wouldn't be without in our shop. Read More

Perfect-Fitting Tenons

Perfect-Fitting Tenons

Learn how to fine-tune tenons for snug joints. Read More

Hand Plane Blade Saver

Hand Plane Blade Saver

Protect the sharp edge on your blade with this saddle. Read More

Hack Saw Helper

Hack Saw Helper

A clever jig to create custom hardware. Read More

Combination Square Tricks

Combination Square Tricks

Get the most out of this versatile tool. Read More

Must-Have Classic Hand Tool

Must-Have Classic Hand Tool

An old-fashioned tool you'll use all the time. Read More