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Video: This is a really neat woodworking project from Matthias Wandel: turning a single piece of wood into a chain just by using power tools. It takes very careful planning and specific carving to transform the block of wood into links on a chain, but Wandel shows us his entire process in detail. The end result is really fun, because you still can't believe how he made that (even though you saw him make it).

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Anyone that does a little bit of house-work knows how frustrating it is to find yourself with only a Philips screwdriver when you need a flathead, and vice versa. If you're using an electric screwdriver with replaceable bits, you go some, but not all, of the way to solving that problem. However, salvation: the Worx SD Slide-Driver is actually six different screwdrivers inside one.

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Cutting wire by hand is hard — even with a pair of light-up dikes — especially when running the fat wires that serve breaker subpanels. Milwaukee's new ratcheting power cable cutter should aid the tradesmen that spend days snipping conduit; pull the trigger, and the tool bites cords with up to 5,000 pounds per square inch of pressure. Doesn't hurt that it looks like a cross between a falcon and a Glock, either.

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To celebrate Australia Day this week, we're looking at some of the best inventions to ever come out of our sunburnt country. Today, we pay homage to Arthur James Arnot, who used his knowledge of electricity to create the world's first electric drill.

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Proper maintenance of your power tools is essential. Doing so not only helps extend the life of your tools but increases your chances of finishing that project with all of your digits. Norm "Ten Fingers" Abram from This Old House magazine has some suggestions.

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I really got excited when I saw this circular saw made entirely out of Lego except for the blade, which is very real. Then I watched the video.