how to hammer a nail without a hammer

How to Hammer a Nail without a Hammer?

Sometimes you need to hammer a nail – and there’s no hammer in sight! So, what do you do if you need to drive a nail, hang a picture, or fix a loose chair leg and you can’t get your hands on an actual hammer?

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diablo circular saw blade

Are Diablo Blades any Good?

Diablo saw blades have one of the best reputations of any blade manufacturer and are famous for their quality, longevity, and value. So, they’ve got a great name, but are they really worth the hype?

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Best 3hp (Horsepower) Shapers

Shapers are essentially beefed-up router tables that enable you to make much larger cuts than a router would allow. They’re built around beefy, powerful motors that create significantly more torque than a handheld router is capable of.

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table saw miter gauge

Best Table Saw Miter Gauge

While table saws are incredibly useful for ripping sheet goods and other large work pieces, they’re somewhat lacking when it comes to making crosscuts and miter cuts. Most DIYers use smaller jobsite style table saws, which tend to come with cheapo, flimsy miter gauges.

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best router for door hinges

Best Router for Door Hinges

While many of us grew up cutting out mortises for door hinges using a hammer and chisel, the reality is a router is the far superior tool for this task. A router gives you the ability to remove the precise amount of material necessary to install the door hinges and not a hair’s thickness more.

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mason level in use

Best Masonry Levels: Tough, Precise, and Easy-to-Clean

Masonry levels are an important piece of equipment if you plan to undertake any serious work with brick, stone, or concrete. They’re a step above standard woodworking levels both in terms of precision and durability, as they need to be tough enough to withstand the rigors of a construction site.

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assorted bolts

Bolts vs. Screws

While the terms bolts and screws often get used interchangeably, in reality, there are a number of major differences between these two mechanical fasteners. Both bolts and screws are threaded fasteners with a head, but the similarities mostly end there.

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