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Workshop Tools & Materials

Discover a guide to the tools & materials involved with your workshop.

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The 5 Best Work Gloves (2022 Review)

Every homeowner needs a pair of work gloves that they can wear while using power tools or potting plants. Read our review below to learn about the five best work gloves on the market. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

10 Uses for Magnets

Improve home heating, give your water heater a longer life and eight other uses for magnets

Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor talking with cans of oil on a table

How to Safely Dispose of Oily Rags

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the proper disposal techniques for oily rags to prevent spontaneous combustion.


How to Use a Table Saw

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva gives a general overview of a table saw and the best techniques to use it safely and effectively


How to Select and Use Hearing Protection

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor discusses the importance of hearing protection when working around power tools

Should You Buy or DIY Sawhorses?

Before you make up your mind, have a look at this guide that will help you decide which route is best for your needs.