Tools

Tips of the Week: Cheating a Wrench, Fire-Cleaning Tools, and More

Tips of the Week: Cheating a Wrench, Fire-Cleaning Tools, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best shop tips we’ve seen online.

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Quick Tip: Give Your Tools Away!

Quick Tip: Give Your Tools Away!

Play it forward and give unused tools away for free to friends, neighbors, and local maker groups.

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Getting Started with Your Multimeter

Getting Started with Your Multimeter

Of all electronics tools, the multimeter is the most essential. Understand what to look for and how to use it to get the most out of your projects.

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Skill Builder: Hammer and Nail Basics

Skill Builder: Hammer and Nail Basics

Make: Tools author Charles Platt on hammer and nail 101.

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Skill Builder: Understanding Handsaws

Skill Builder: Understanding Handsaws

In this excerpt from Charles Platt’s Make: Tools, he takes a brief look at various types of handsaws.

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How to Cut Precise Angles with a Miter Box

How to Cut Precise Angles with a Miter Box

For perfectly consistent angled cuts, it’s best to use a miter box. Not quite sure how to use one? Don’t sweat it — it’s easy!

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