Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Cutting a door hinge mortise with a chisel.

How to Cut Mortises for Door Hinges with a Chisel

A door's hinge mortises are often cut by machine with a router and straight bit, but you can cut mortises by hand using a hammer and chisel. Here's how to do it!
Cordless rechargeable drill with battery and charger

How to Care for Rechargeable Cordless Tool Batteries

Rechargeable cordless tools are convenient, portable, and ready to use at a moment's notice. Cordless tool batteries last for several years; and with proper care and storage, you can extend battery life and your investment. Read on for some dos and don’ts to help you get the most out of cordless tools batteries. How to care for cordless tool batteries.
Using drill to power drive a screw hook.

How to Install Screw Hooks Fast

Screw hooks are great for hanging up tools and other items in your workshop or garage. Watch this video for a fast and easy way to power drive screw hooks into a wall stud or ceiling joist using a drill.
Fingers on Keyboard

How to Choose the Right Sandpaper Grit for the Job

Find out about the different grits of sandpaper available, from coarse to fine, and how to know what grit sandpaper to use for which project. Watch this video to find out more.
Man holding standard and pruning blades with reciprocating saw.

Use a Reciprocating Saw to Prune Tree Branches Faster Than Ever

Watch this video for tips on how to quickly and easily prune tree limbs and branches using a standard reciprocating saw equipped with a special pruning blade.
Using a nail to seal up the nozzle on a tube of caulking.

How to Seal a Partly Used Caulking Tube

Watch this video to find out how to seal up the nozzle on a partially used tube of caulking to keep it from drying out.
Pulling headless nail using locking pliers

How to Remove Headless Nails

Watch this video to find out how to remove headless nails easily without damaging the wood using locking pliers and a hammer or pry bar.
Wall anchor being pulled out of drywall

Testing Wall Anchors and Picture Hangers

Whether it’s a priceless work of art or a collection of family photographs, it’s important that what you hang on your walls stays put. While attaching directly to studs provides the most security, they are often not located in the ideal spot, and screws and nails provide little support in drywall alone.

How to Clean and Sharpen Garden Tools

Properly maintained quality garden tools are a joy to use and can last for generations. And, like most things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Regularly cleaning and oiling your garden tools will prevent rust, keep them sharper, and allow the handles to stay strong.