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  • TIP - A third hand in carpentry.

    Need a third hand to hold the other end of something up in the air, or level with a beam, while you are struggling to get the opposite end hammered in at the correct position.You could just drop a couple of nails into the top of the floating piece and bend them over so that they hang from the oth...
  • Toenailing and staying on your mark.

    When you toenail a board, it tends to move over away from its designated mark, whether your toe is in place to stop it or not.Try putting your board on it's mark.Place a prybar on the other side of the board as shown in the photo and give it a good whack.The second photo shows how the ears will b...
  • A close look at carpenter's hammers.

    There is a confusing array of hammers on the store shelf, and then many more that aren't on the ordinary store shelves. You may be surprised to learn that there are cultural differences in hammers.The first photo compares a North American with a British hammer. The head itself is similar but ...
  • Discovering a power chisel

    Some tools go un-noticed on the hardware store shelves, like the rotary hammer chisels. At first glance this appears simply to be a heavy duty hammer drill. It has a special quick change chuck called an SDS system and will only work with drills and other accessories with the special SDS shanks....
  • Dressing your tools for safety.

    I received a letter from an astute viewer who noticed a mushroom head on a chisel while we were watching the "restoration" of an old brick building. He told the story of someone he knew who almost lost an eye because of a piece of metal flying off the butt of a mushroomed chisel, and rightly chi...
  • Pro: Hammers that Work

    Getting definitive information from contractors on hammers is like trying to find out which sports team is the best. Preferences seem to be based on some comparative experience, a tiny bit of logic, a very personalized concept of balance and a large measure of ?that?s what I?ve always used?...
  • Patio Door Lock - Deck Bench Bracket - Duck Hammer: from the Hardware Show

    The Toronto Hardware Show is where buyers from hardware stores pick up new products for the coming months. Here are four more products that I spotted that look like winners.Slyde Lock Patio Door Locking system, is a really good bar lock for a patio door now easily available in hardware stores...