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Wireless Power Tool Charging

Wireless Power Tool Charging

Cordless tools make many jobs easier. Now, popular manufacturer Bosch is looking to make using its cordless power tools even easier with the introduction of its 18V Wireless Battery Charger system...

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Your multi-faceted world at right at your door

Your multi-faceted world at right at your door

A fresh restart  There are many reasons that make our handyman service number one in its class. We bring you the highest quality products and skills that warrant real value for your money...

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No Dust Drilling for Hi-Hats

No Dust Drilling for Hi-Hats

Using ahole saw to install hihats often results in sheetrock or plaster dust blowing everywhere.  I  recenly needed to retrofit 20 hihats into a ceiling.  To minimize the mess, I cut off the...

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How to Easily Drill a Hole in Ceramic Tile

How to Easily Drill a Hole in Ceramic Tile

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If you need to drill a hole in some tile, you could chuck a masonry bit in your cordless drill and watch as the tip of the bit skates around on the glazed surface, ruining the tile, but there's a better way.

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How to Make a Better Drill Bit in a Pinch

How to Make a Better Drill Bit in a Pinch

Chuck Miller takes an online reader's suggestion and adds a new step to the emergency homemade-bit technique.   Attention all tipsters! We're looking for any smart idea that would make a great There's a Better Way Video or that could be featured in...

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Build a Simple Jig to Drill Cabinet-Handle Holes Perfectly

Build a Simple Jig to Drill Cabinet-Handle Holes Perfectly

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If you have a kitchen full of cabinets that need door and drawer pulls, you could measure them all individually and hope you get it right, but there's a better way.

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Make a Drill Bit in a Pinch

Make a Drill Bit in a Pinch

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If you can't find a small bit to drill pilot holes, you could drop everything and run down to the hardware store, but there's a better way

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A Faster Way to Install Eye Screws

A Faster Way to Install Eye Screws

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If you've got a bunch of eye screws to install, you could do it the old-fashioned way with the blade of a screwdriver, but there's a better way

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How to Use a Drill and Screws to Remove a Plug from a Hole Saw

How to Use a Drill and Screws to Remove a Plug from a Hole Saw

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Avoid busting your knuckles on your next hole-boring project with this clever video tip

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3/8 Drill Bit Extension - long as you need it

3/8" Drill Bit Extension - long as you need it

Well, I had to have a short extension for my 3/8 inch drive Forstner bit. Just had to. I went to three hardware stores and was pretty well convinced that they don't sell such a thing. 1/4 inch...

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High-Tech Brushless Motors Hit the Cordless-Tool Marketplace

High-Tech Brushless Motors Hit the Cordless-Tool Marketplace

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Sweeping changes to power tool technology don't come very often, but there's one coming, and it's brushless motors. We'll help you decide whether they're worth their premium price.

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Tool Review: Lenox Speed Slot Hole Saw

Tool Review: Lenox Speed Slot Hole Saw

One of the most challenging aspects of using a hole saw is clearing debris from the tool. Lenox claims that this new line of hole saws solves that problem once and for all.

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Kobalt Enters the Cordless-Tool Market with an Impressive 18v Drill Driver

Kobalt Enters the Cordless-Tool Market with an Impressive 18v Drill Driver

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This new drill competes with the "big boys" on features, power, and price

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How To Drill a Long Thin Hole for Running Small Wires

How To Drill a Long Thin Hole for Running Small Wires

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Don't buy an expensive bit that you'll only use once. Make this custom drill bit for running wire for doorbells, thermostats, or other low-voltage equipment.

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Install/Remove Eyescrews and Hooks

Install/Remove Eyescrews and Hooks

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I used to painfully install hooks and eyescrews with a screwdriver through the hole. Predrill an appropriate sized hole, and then mount a matching hook or open eye bolt onto your drill chuck. Hand...

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Make A Custom Hole Saw To Remove Stripped Screws

Make A Custom Hole Saw To Remove Stripped Screws

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Tired of scrapping good wood when a stripped screw won't budge? Chuck Miller shares a tip for using, of all things, an old golf club to painlessly pull stubborn screws.

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DeWalts Smart Take on the 12V Mini Drill-Driver Was Worth the Wait

DeWalt's Smart Take on the 12V Mini Drill-Driver Was Worth the Wait

According to the Tool Hound, better chuck, battery, and handle designs make this new cordless drill tops in comfort and convenience.

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More Bad News for Ryobi: Cordless-Drill Recall

More Bad News for Ryobi: Cordless-Drill Recall

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In March, a jury awarded $1.5 million in a case against Ryobi for a benchtop tablesaw injury. Now, 7 months later, Ryobi is back in the news again with a recall report filed on the Consumer Product...

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Hitachi Announces Lifetime Warranty

Hitachi Announces Lifetime Warranty

The basics: Yesterday Hitachi Power Tools announced their new Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty, which protects the original purchaser of HXP Lithium Ion cordless tools against possible defects in...

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How to Drill Level Holes In a Fence Post: Drill-Bit Plumb Bob

How to Drill Level Holes In a Fence Post: Drill-Bit Plumb Bob

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Learn an ingenious trick for leveling your drill bit when boring horizontally through a thick piece of wood.

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