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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.


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

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

Perfect-Fitting Tenons

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

Hand Plane Blade Saver

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

Hack Saw Helper

A clever jig to create custom hardware. Read More

Perfect Cuts on Small Parts

This handy bench accessory makes cutting molding a breeze. Read More

Combination Square Tricks

Get the most out of this versatile tool. Read More

Must-Have Classic Hand Tool

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

Trim Workpieces Accurately

Simple benchtop accessory for fine-tuning small parts. Read More

Trimming Wood Plugs

A clever block plane trick for smooth surfaces. Read More