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Video: I'm a total sucker for watching old tools get turned into badarse blades, because seeing random objects get weaponised is such silly dangerous fun. That used to be a thing that tightened bolts! Now it's a knife that will slice your eyes out. Plus, it looks cool as hell. This time, Miller Knives took a monkey wrench and forged it into a swashbuckling knife by the tried and true method of heating it up, bludgeoning it to hell and sharpening it into a deadly curved knife. The wrench's jaws act as the handle.

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When you're working with tools, if you need to make a round hole, you reach for a drill. If you need a square hole, you reach for a saw. But a new accessory called the Quadsaw lets your drill cut square and rectangular holes as well, and faster than you can do with an electric saw.

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Video: Even if your carpentry skills aren't much more than having watched a few episodes of Better Homes and Gardens, it's still pretty common knowledge that a drill only works in a straight line. Or does it? Woodshop hacker Izzy Swan created a custom rig that can actually drill a curved hole instead.

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Video: You're not going to be a master locksmith after you watch this video showing you three ways to break open a lock, but you might stop putting your faith in cheap padlocks. That's because a few bent paperclips could jimmy the thing open. Even just jamming a screwdriver into the keyhole can make it unlock. Or if you're super experimental, you can trace a key using tape and then cut out its shape on a flimsy metal can.

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Custom builder František Hajdekr has managed to create a working LEGO chainsaw that includes a functional power trigger, a brake lever and a spinning chain blade. Without sharpened teeth on the chain the saw will be hard-pressed to cut even softened butter, but the miniature replica is no less impressive.

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Video: Need to split a giant rock in half? It's surprisingly easy. Or at least, it is if you have the proper bad arse tools, like a petrol-powered cut-off saw with a diamond blade or a rotary-hammer drill with a masonry bit.