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Tools & Materials
Hands-on guides to some of your favorite tools and materials
Helical pier footings are becoming more popular than ever. Find out why you may want to use them on your next project.
Best Caulk For Kitchens, Baths, Gutters, And More
Get the Most Out of Your Hammer
Pressure Washer Tips
How To Rebuild A Framing Nailer
Cut Tile With A Grinder
Choosing A Small Air Compressor
We sorted through the specs, tried them out and found all of the factors you...
Which way should you install the drywall on your next project, horizontally or vertically? We...
How To Use A Torque Wrench
Did you know that more problems are caused by over-tightening than under-tightening.
5 Essential Tools for Working With Tile
Great gear for an easier job and better results
Ultimate Tape Measure Guide
Here's our one-stop guide to all things concerning tape measures, from product feature recommendations to...
What Is a Blower Door Test?
What is a blower door test? In this story we take a look at blower...
Ultimate Hammer Guide (VIDEO)
In this video Mark Petersen, senior editor at CPT, discusses all the hammer options to...
Protect and Organize Your Tools
Here is an excellent collection of tips to help you organize your tools and protect...
Carpenter Tips and Tools for Measuring and Marking
If you do any amount of carpentry or woodworking in your professional life, you're practically...
How to Install a Handrail
Handrails can prevent nasty tumbles down the stairs, so it's important that they be sturdy....
Circular Saw Cutting Guide
The circular saw is an indispensable tool, and these pro tips and tricks will help...
Drills Accessories for the Pros
Get these drill accessories to up your drilling game on the job. With these specialized...
Cutting Tools: Cut Metal, Wood and More, Faster
Cool tools and blades make quick work of cutting and sawing.
Air Compressor and Hose Tips for the Pros
You're probably going to be using compressors and hoses frequently while on the job. Read...
Master Your Hole Saw
A good hole saw kit is a staple in every pro's arsenal. Check out these...
What You Need To Know About Treated Lumber
What is treated lumber? Is all treated lumber the same? Which type should be used...
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How To Install a Window (VIDEO)
A step-by-step video guide to installing a Marvin Window
Make Your Own Barnwood in Nine Steps
What You Need To Get Started In Welding
Get into welding with this guide
Cordless Brad Nailers Buying Guide
We wondered if cordless nailers had finally improved enough to replace our trusty pneumatic tools....