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TOH Tool School

Learn how to use common power tools (including circular saws, drill/drivers, reciprocating saws and more) correctly, with tips and tricks from pro Mark Clement

Reciprocating Saw 101: How to Cut Into a Wall Safely

Pro tips on avoiding disaster when plunge-cutting into a wall
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Reciprocating Saw 101: How to Use the Shoe

Pro tips on controlling a saw
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Reciprocating Saw 101: When to Use the Orbital-Action Setting

Pro tips on matching the cutting action to the material
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Reciprocating Saw 101: How to Demolish a Wall

Pro tips on the right way to tear things down
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Reciprocating Saw 101: When to Use Specialty Saws

Pro tips on choosing the right reciprocating saw
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Jigsaw 101: How to Use the Speed Setting

Pro tips on maintaining speed and control when cutting
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Jigsaw 101: How to Use the Shoe to Cut a Beveled Curve

Pro tips on cutting curved scribe lines at an angle
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Jigsaw 101: How to Use the Orbital-Action Setting

Pro tips on setting the blade to cut through different materials
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Jigsaw 101: How to Make a Plunge Cut

Pro tips on cutting into the center of your material
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Jigsaw 101: How to Cut Shapes

Pro tips on making tight-angle or curve cuts
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Impact Driver 101: When to Use an Impact Driver

Pro tips on choosing between an impact driver and a drill/driver
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Impact Driver 101: How to Use the Socket-Drive Adapter

Pro tips on turning your impact driver into a socket wrench
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Impact Driver 101: How to Use the Quick-Change Hex

Pro tips on quickly swapping bits on an impact driver
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Impact Driver 101: How to Use the Power Selection Switch

Pro tips on matching the power level to the fastener
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Impact Driver 101: How to Choose Between Standard and Slim Batteries

Pro tips on knowing what jobs a driver battery can handle
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Circular Saw 101: How to Use the Sightlines

Pro tips on using the notches in the shoe to sight a cut
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Circular Saw 101: How to Square the Saw Blade

Pro tips on checking the accuracy of your circular saw blade angle
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Circular Saw 101: How to Make an Angle Cut

Pro tips on matching the blade angle to the angle you need to cut
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Circular Saw 101: How to Make a Straightedge

Pro tips on making a board to guide long rip cuts with the grain of the wood
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Circular Saw 101: How to Adjust the Blade Depth

Pro tips on setting the blade for the thickness of your material
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Drill/Driver 101: How to Use the Clutch

Pro tips on adjusting the a drill's torque for efficient drilling and screw driving
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Drill/Driver 101: How to Use a Variable-Speed Trigger

Pro tips on using the switch to better control drilling and screw driving
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Drill/Driver 101: How to Use a Transmission Switch

Pro tips on choosing the right speed for properly sinking screws and drilling holes
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Drill/Driver 101: How to Use a Keyless Chuck

Pro tips on properly positioning a bit in the head of a drill
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Drill/Driver 101: How to Set a Screw Properly

Pro tips on sinking a fastener straight without stripping it
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