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Tool Guides: Types and Tips

Don’t let finding the right tool scare you away from your next DIY project. Whether you’re comparing types of saws or looking for power tool basics, learn which types of tools can help you tackle home renovation projects and repairs with confidence.

Tool Basics

What should you have in a basic toolkit? Our digital workshop videos will show you how to use everything from a measuring tape to a nail gun safely and confidently.

How to Use a Nail Gun

Discover how to use a nail gun properly and make easy work of beginner and advanced building projects alike.

How to Read a Tape Measure

Learn how to read a tape measure in inches, meters, millimeters, and feet to ensure accuracy every time.

How to Use a Power Drill

We’ll show you how to use your drill, teach you about power drill parts and show you the difference between different drill bits.

How to Use a Circular Saw

We’ll show you how to use a circular saw properly and safely to get quick, straight cuts on your favourite building projects at home.

How to Use a Sander

Learn how to use an orbital sander the right way and you’ll gain the confidence to take on new projects around the home and expand your skillset.

How To Use an Adjustable Wrench

An adjustable wrench is a versatile, must-have item for every home and toolbox. Follow our step-by-step guide to learn how to use an adjustable wrench now.

Popular Tools for Woodworking

Looking to elevate your woodworking skills? The right tool types and methods can help any DIY-er achieve professional-looking results.

Popular Power Drill Guides

Always have the best drill for the job in your toolbox by learning about types of drills, cordless vs. corded drills and how to use a power drill effectively.

Types of Saws

Learn about the different types of saws and their uses – including circular saws, mitre saws, table saws and others – with these handy guides.

The Right Tool for The Job

Whether you're woodworking, building, renovating or tackling another type of job, having the right tools and the knowledge to use them effectively is essential. The tool types you choose can help you make quick work of any project and keeping a basic toolkit around and knowing some basic tool principals is key to becoming an expert DIY-er.

A Basic Toolkit and Tool Knowledge

No matter what you’ve got on the go, knowing some tool basics will always help you along the way. Learn how to use a nail gun, read a tape measure, use a sander and more to give yourself the confidence to tackle any project. Once you've got the basics down, repetitive practice with these tool basics can durn you into a Pro in no time.

Make the Most of your Woodworking Project

Woodworking is easy if you know the basics like how to join wood, different nail types and how to use them, types of saws and other important aspects. Using specialty tools like routers, circular saws and learning how to use power drills in various situations can help speed up your projects considerably.

No matter what tools you're looking for, The Home Depot Canada has you covered with great, professional brands.