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Bob Vila's Toolbox

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I truly believe that doing a job well, whether it’s building a structure from scratch or fixing a leaky faucet, is one of life’s genuine satisfactions. And anyone can be a do-it-yourselfer — as long as you have the right tools. That’s why I’ve put together this illustrated guide to hand and power tools, the ultimate tool for your toolbox, so that you, too, can put your hands to use.

You’ll be able to check out over 120 pages and videos that cover the basics to the not-so-basics, and of course, I’ve added in a few of my favorite tips and tricks of the trade that you won’t find anywhere else.

With the right tools at your side and my toolbox at your fingertips, you’ll have everything you need to face the next home improvement dilemma head on. So go on, get out there, and get your hands dirty.

Good luck — and be safe!

Bob Vila

Need help making a straight line with your circular saw? Don’t know how to hammer a nail without splitting the wood? Want to know the story behind a story pole? Then Bob Vila’s Toolbox is the tool you’ve been missing.

-Over 120 pages of illustrated info on every tool, from nails and hammers to bevel gauges and reciprocating saws. It’s practically a tool encyclopedia!
-15+ videos demonstrating the best and safest way to use your tools — you can never be too careful!
-A full and comprehensive glossary. Never again will you have to come up with an excuse to leave the room when someone asks to borrow your drain auger.
-Exclusive tips and tricks from the home improvement expert himself! Prepare to show up the neighbors with all your new knowledge.

With Bob Vila’s Toolbox, the daunting world of home improvement becomes accessible; those power tools, approachable; and your to-do list, achievable.

Builder. Craftsman. Weekend Warrior. You.

Let’s fix it, together.