MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

Power Tools

Pressure Handle
This drill accessory is great. If you do any drilling, it can definitely save bits by applying steady pressure. It works on power drills: replace the handle with this and it w... Read More
Type(s): Power Tool
Tags: power+drill pressurehandle

ColdHeat Cordless Glue Gun
I haven't used a glue gun in about 10 years. They were always messy and hot. I think I burned myself the last time I used one, so I've been forever scarred. I just got a new c... Read More
Type(s): Household Product, Power Tool
Tags: glue+gun cordless coldheat craft tool

Pumpkin Gutter
MAKE senior editor Phillip Torrone posted about this drill attachment on the blog, and I couldn't resist checking it out. It doesn't seem to work any better than some dedicate... Read More
Type(s): Kitchen Tool, Power Tool
Tags: pumpkin gutter

Drill Doctor
This is the ... er ... holey grail. Seriously. If you drill holes in stuff, you know the sublime joy of a fresh, unsullied drill bit boring effortlessly through your materia... Read More
Comments: 1
Type(s): Power Tool
Tags: sharpener drillbits

Mylar Backed Sanding Film
This stuff has been around forever, but few people seem to know about it. It's like sandpaper, but the abrasives are based on a plastic film. You can roll it, fold it, and wet... Read More
Type(s): Hand Tool, Household Product, Power Tool, Raw Material
Tags: sandpaper mylar

True Grit
I paid CDN$79 for my Delta 5" disk/1" belt sander two years ago, and I use it every day. Yeah, 5" isn't much — I'd be the first to admit to serious disc envy over the Pro... Read More
Comments: 1
Type(s): Power Tool
Tags: sander

Porter Cable 6 Gal. Compressor Combo with Finish & Brad Nailers & Crown Stapler
Whenever I told anyone that I was planning to install a chair rail in my dining area, the most common response was, “You do have a nail gun, right?” I complained tha... Read More
Type(s): Power Tool
Tags: nail+gun

Ryobi BT3100 10" Table Saw
The Ryobi BT3100 10" table saw is accurate, inexpensive, and cleverly engineered. Its accuracy is due to a number of well-designed features, although the design may make some ... Read More
Type(s): Power Tool
Tags: table saw

Abrasive Cut-off Wheel
No hacker's toolbox is complete without a rotary cutter. And no rotary cutter is complete without fiberglass-reinforced abrasive cut-off wheels. The bionic cousins of the wimp... Read More
Type(s): Hand Tool, Power Tool
Tags: fiberglass rotary+cutter