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Make a Kinked Tape Measure Last Longer

Make a Kinked Tape Measure Last Longer

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See how a quick snip out of a cracked measuring tape stops the split from spreading.

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Nifty Drywall Patch

Nifty Drywall Patch

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This video combines two tips into one - first, a quick way to make an access hole in drywall, and then an ingenious way to close it back up.

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Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

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Snake wires with a tape measure When upgrading the electrical outlets in my kitchen I needed to pull a wire from the bottom of the wall into the attic. As shown in the drawing (location), I used an...

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Save Spray Foam

Save Spray Foam

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Don't throw away half-full cans of spay foam. Save them for later use with this tip.

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Make a Tool-Actuated Vacuum

Make a Tool-Actuated Vacuum

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Get suction on demand with this easy and inexpensive retrofit.

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Secure Old Plaster in a Pinch

Secure Old Plaster in a Pinch

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Don't let sagging plaster get you down. If you're in a pinch, you can secure it with an item from your plumber's tool kit

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Snake wire through old walls

Snake wire through old walls

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Don’t let narrow wall cavities filled with plaster prevent you from running new wires

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Easy Pick Up Trick for Spilt Screws

Easy Pick Up Trick for Spilt Screws

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Don’t cry over spilt screws. Save time and your fingertips with this clever pick-up trick

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Save Your Old Paint

Save Your Old Paint

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Save valuable leftover paint without the danger that it will gluck up your walls

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Block-Cutting Guide

Block-Cutting Guide

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Easy-to-make jig for cutting blocking when framing

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Asphalt-Shingle Cutting Guide

Asphalt-Shingle Cutting Guide

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Here is a little jig I made for cutting asphalt shingles for cut roof valleys

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Make a Simple Clamp for Perfect Miters

Make a Simple Clamp for Perfect Miters

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Convert a spring clamp and two drywall screws into a strong miter clamp for assembling tight miter joints

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Submit Your Tip!

Submit Your Tip!

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Submit your tip! Share what you know and help others to work smarter and faster.

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Spray Painting Screw Heads Without the Mess

Spray Painting Screw Heads Without the Mess

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A no-mess, no-fuss approach to spray painting screw heads for use with cabinetry, fixtures, and other carpentry projects

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Reinflate Tubeless Tires on the Job Site

Reinflate Tubeless Tires on the Job Site

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Got a flat? Instead of heading to the nearest gas station, try this easy technique that saves time and money.

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Snap a Diagonal Chalkline

Snap a Diagonal Chalkline

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Don't let your chalkline slip. Here's a tip for snapping diagonal lines on panels.

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Lost the Cap for your Pneumatic Nailer? Try This

Lost the Cap for your Pneumatic Nailer? Try This

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If you've lost the cap for the nipple on your pneumatic nailer, but want to keep the dust from building up and clogging the air line, try this simple tip.

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Minimize Circular-Saw Tearout

Minimize Circular-Saw Tearout

This zero-clearance circular-saw base ensures the edges of your plywood cuts stay clean

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Pipe Clamp Hold-Down for the Job Site

Pipe Clamp Hold-Down for the Job Site

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This smart solution for holding down lumber with a make-shift bench is sturdy and cheap

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Stack Cutting Lumber

Stack Cutting Lumber

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If you need a number of studs or deck boards cut to the same length, this accurate, time saving trick is your solution

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Small Drywall Patch

Small Drywall Patch

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A simple and effective way of patching small holes in drywall or plaster is done without tape.

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Revive Old Caulk Tubes

Revive Old Caulk Tubes

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Does throwing away an old, clogged caulk tube pain you? At five to ten bucks a pop it could. Here’s a way to revive old caulk tubs and even improve on the design.

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Fitting Coped Crown Molding

Fitting Coped Crown Molding

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With this device, I am able to check my coping without climbing a ladder, and if it is not a good fit, I am able to see exactly where and how much material needs to be removed.

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An Efficient Way to Paint Doors

An Efficient Way to Paint Doors

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This simple setup uses a couple of sawhorses, some long screws, and a few pieces of plywood to make a spinner for supporting a door while it is painted.

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Theres a Better Way: Large Drywall Patch

There's a Better Way: Large Drywall Patch

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When making a large drywall patch, all you need is a scrap of plywood and some drywall screws.

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Theres a Better Way: Installing Crown Molding

There's a Better Way: Installing Crown Molding

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Two easy ways to make crown molding installation go smoother

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Theres a Better Way: Custom Drywall Taping Tool

There's a Better Way: Custom Drywall Taping Tool

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A custom drywall taping knife is cheap, easy to make, and produces excellent results

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