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How do you sharpen a crosscut saw?

Crosscut saws are made of relatively soft steel, but the blades require frequent sharpening. Find out how to sharpen a crosscut saw from this article.


10 Hand Tools that Have Real Power

 10 Hand Tools that Have Real Power

You don't need a power outlet to wield power. Find out about 10 hand tools that bring plenty of oomph to your DIY kit. See more »

10 Must-have Tools for Any Workshop

 10 Must-have Tools for Any Workshop

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 What's the best type of torque wrench to use for headlights?

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. See more »

 What is the size order of socket wrenches?

Do you know the size order of socket wrenches? Find out the size order of socket wrenches in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 What makes steel wool rust?

Do you know what makes steel wool rust? Find out what makes steel wool rust in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 What two methods are used to make internal cuts with a saber saw?

Do you know the two ways to make internal cuts using a saber saw? Learn the two ways to make internal cuts in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 What does a crescent wrench look like?

Do you know what a crescent wrench looks like? Find out what a crescent wrench looks like in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 What does a Phillips head screwdriver look like?

Do you know what a Phillips head screwdriver looks like? Find out what a Phillips head screwdriver looks like in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 What is a Phillips head screwdriver?

What is a Phillips head screwdriver? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about what a Phillips head screwdriver is. See more »

 What's the difference between a Phillips head screwdriver and posidrive?

What's the difference between a Phillips head screwdriver and posidrive? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about what the difference is between a Phillips head screwdriver and posidrive. See more »