Tools & Hardware


Combination and Box-End Wrench Hacks

Combination wrenches and box-end wrenches are two of the most common tools you reach for when you need to loosen a nut. But, they do have their limitations.

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Empire UltraView LED Torpedo Level

A level is a pretty simple tool so innovating it is a bit tricky, but that’s just what Empire has done with their UltraView LED Torpedo Level. Tiny LEDs surround the vial, lighting it up in the darkest spots. It is available at The Home Depot.

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RIDGID GEN5X Cordless Belt Sander

Some power tools haven’t made the leap to cordless because they simply require too much power. The belt sander used to be one of those tools, but RIDGID has changed that with this GEN5X unit. It is available at The Home Depot.

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cutting bolt with hacksaw

Tip for Cutting Bolts to Size

If a bolt is too long, you can use a cordless drill and a hacksaw to cut it down to the exact length you need.

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Tip for Storing Hand Tools in a Drawer

Lining the drawer with a piece of carpet, lightly coated with spray lubricant, will keep them from rolling around and getting damaged.

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Husky Cantilever Mobile Job Tool Box

Husky’s heavy-duty mobile job box features a cantilever lid and customizable compartments to keep everything organized. The large, all-terrain wheels and extendable handle means it can go wherever you go. It is available at The Home Depot.

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Ryobi Door Lock Installation Kit

Ryobi’s door lock installation kit comes with everything you need to ensure the hole cuts for the lockset and deadbolt are positioned properly every time. The kit is available at The Home Depot.

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Husky Pass-Through Socket Wrench Set

This pass-through socket wrench set from Husky can tackle jobs that standard socket sets can’t. The ratchet is perfect for tightening nuts that are on long carriage bolts, and the thinner head profile allows it to fit in tight spaces. It is available at The Home Depot.

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