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Power tools make home improvement projects faster and less labor-intensive. Learn about major power tools, how to maintain them and power tool safety.

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How fast does a butane nail gun shoot nails?

Nail guns are easier on the arm than using a hammer and nails, whether they are powered by air pressure or gas. Learn how fast a butane nail gun shoots nails in this article.


How Jackhammers Work

You've probably been irritated by jackhammer noise at some point, but have you ever stopped to think about these marvels of concrete-busting power? Without them, demolition would be a whole lot more difficult.

How Motion-Activated Screwdrivers Work

Humans love integrating tech into absolutely everything -- even screwdrivers. We've had power screwdrivers for a long time, but now, your tools can interpret your commands based solely on the position of your hand.

Cordless Drill Pictures

Drills have a big job to do in a small amount of space. Find out how this handy tool gets its powerful punch in this image gallery.

Construction work requires power tools that can do the heavy-duty work as quickly and easily as possible. Learn what type of nail gun is best to install floor studs in this article.

Metric drill bits are regular bits that are measured using the metric system. Use this article to learn about which drills use metric bits.

To cut concrete with a circular saw, you need an abrasive blade. Learn about the best type of blade for sawing concrete in this article.

You need a circular saw blade with fine teeth to cut through laminate countertops. Learn how to choose the right circular saw blade for cutting laminate kitchen countertops.

Use a carbide-tipped abrasive cutoff wheel circular saw blade for cutting metals. Learn what type of circular saw blade you need to cut metal in this article.

Hammer drills and impact drivers exert great force but from different directions. Learn about the difference between a hammer drill and an impact driver.

A heat gun is a power tool that blows hot air. This article will teach you about heat guns.