How to Mount a Bench Vise in 6 Easy Steps

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Properly mounting a bench vise isn’t difficult, but it can have a lasting effect on the efficiency of your vise. A stationary vise can often be placed in the middle of a table, but those with a swivel base (such as the ones we recommend) are best placed on the corner to get the most … Read more

9 Best Bench Vises for Your Workshop or Garage

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The best bench vise for your garage or shop will be a well-machined tool. Almost all vises (or vices) will have a rotating base that will allow you to swivel the jaws for gripping items from more than one horizontal direction. Having an anvil table built into the vise is also a convenient benefit, and … Read more

How to Organize and Wear Your Tool Belt Like a Pro

Have you ever wondered how Batman was always able to pull the right bat-tool out of his utility belt on the first try? The secret (besides convenient writing) was that he always had the belt organized to fit the mission profile. Be like the Bat with your new tool belt and show everyone you’re the … Read more

The Best Hacksaw for All-Purpose Use

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The hacksaw of today is a far cry from the simple hacksaw designs of yesteryear. Manufactured with lightweight alloys, today’s best hacksaws are designed for higher dependability, straighter cuts, and dependable results. A hacksaw is essentially a metal-cutting version of of a bow saw (wood-cutting) but with more teeth for cleaner cuts. Professional craftsmen rely on … Read more

Best Socket Sets for the Money

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A good socket set will be one of the most important things to have in your tool collection. While you can get away skimping on some tools, this shouldn’t be one of them. There are a few common factors that make the top rated socket set stand apart from the rest. One of those factors … Read more

Screwdriver Sizes Guide (with Charts)

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Have you ever looked at a screwdriver set and thought “There are more sizes than I’ll ever need” only to read reviews and find out they’re incomplete? Getting a set that has the sizes you need most can often be more important than buying a “full set” that lacks one or two vital sizes. But … Read more

14 Different Types of Screwdrivers and Their Uses

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Screwdrivers are one of the first tools a child is introduced to. They perform a simple function and have a very simple design. Or do they? Most people have heard of at least two types of screwdriver, but there is actually a wide range to choose from. From the common Torx to the not-so-common tri-point, … Read more

Parts of a Tape Measure (with Diagram)

A good tape measure is absolutely critical for those in construction, plumbing, or one of many other professional trades. Did you know tape measures are a lot more complicated than a simple case and metal measuring strip? There are actually five major parts of a tape measure, each of which has an important role in … Read more

Parts of a Screwdriver (with Diagram)

A screwdriver is one of the most basic handheld tools out there. It’s used to rotate a typical spiral-threaded screw into (or out of) wood, metal, or other materials with manual effort by the user. There are many different types of screwdrivers but here we want to focus on the various parts of a screwdriver. … Read more

Best Bow Saws for Fast, Smooth Cuts

As with any tool, the best bow saw is the one that fits your needs and not simply the most expensive model. In the specific case of a bow saw, look for one that is long enough to cut through the limbs or lumber you typically work with, and has the right number of teeth to … Read more