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8 Simple and Ingenious Tool Hacks

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Want to make the most out of your tools? These smart tool hacks will (hopefully) make your job easier, whether its crafting, home improvement, or work related projects!

Get a grip

Struggling to unscrew a stripped screw? Use a rubber band to provide a grip!8 Simple and Ingenious Tool Hacks thehandymano the handy mano manomano mano mano screw diy do it yourself home improvement easier simpler ruber band screw unscrew

Splitting wood

Always have the issue of wood splitting when you drill into it? If you drill into wood that’s slightly damp, it will help reduce this! [This tip was provided by a DIY enthusiast, Jordan, on our Facebook page!]

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Handsfree light

Need a light quickly? With a torch, pliers and rubber band, you have a handsfree light to help with your project!

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Protect your fingers

Prone to hitting your hand accidentally while using a hammer? Use a clothes pin to hold the nail in place, and keep your fingers safely out of the way!

Never lose your nails

By gluing a small magnet to the bottom of your hammer, you can keep nails handy while completing a job! Don’t want to glue your hammer? Alternatively, you could always keep a magnet in your front pocket.

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Stop slipping

Screwdriver keeps slipping when you use it? By wrapping rubber bands around the handle, you can provide grip, and make the job a little easier!

Organise your screws

If you want your screws to be laid out neatly to make your project easier, you can push them into a Styrofoam or insulation block. This is particularly useful if you’re putting together furniture with pre-selected screws and bolts. It’s also handy in a workshop – we use this technique to organise our ManoMano workshop!

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Filing small spaces

To make a fast woodworking file, simply wrap a piece of sandpaper around a paint stick.

We hope these helped you use your tools a little easier! If you have any great hacks you’d love to share, send us a message on our ‘Contact us’ page, or via our Facebook.

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