Hand Tools

Hand tools provide simple and portable means for completing a home improvement or woodworking project. Learn how to safely use and maintain hand tools.

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What is Micro-Mesh sandpaper used for?

Micro-Mesh sandpaper is used to polish airplane windows and just about everything else. Learn about what Micro-Mesh sandpaper is used for from this article.


10 Hand Tools that Have Real Power

Electrical tools may get all the glory when it comes to DIY, but there are plenty of tools that that never need batteries or cords. Here are 10 tools that only need the power of the hands that wield them.

10 Must-have Tools for Any Workshop

We love our power drill, but for some jobs, nothing beats a good old hand tool. What are some of the must-haves for your toolbox?

Torque wrenches measure the torque, or force, applied to fasteners. Learn about the best type of torque wrench to use for headlights in this article.

Socket wrenches come with long handles to which different size sockets can be attached for tightening different size fasteners. Learn more about the size order of socket wrenches from this article.

Steel wool is made in part of iron, and iron is prone to rust. Learn what makes steel wool rust in this article.

Internal cuts are made in wood from the center. Learn the two ways to make internal cuts using a saber saw in this article.

A crescent wrench is similar to a monkey wrench except its jaws are parallel to the handle. Learn what a crescent wrench looks like in this article.

When you put together a basic tool set for building and fix-it jobs at home, you’ll want at least one Phillips head screwdriver. Find out what a Phillips head screwdriver looks like in this article.

There are many different types of screws and screwdrivers, each with its own characteristics and advantages. Learn about the Phillips head screwdriver in this article.

If you don’t use the right screwdriver for the job, you’ll strip the head of the screw and have a hard time pulling the screw out. Find out what the difference is between a Phillips head screwdriver and posidrive in this article.