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Fab Freebie Bonus Question: Teaching Tools

What's one tool you wish you were more proficient with? Have you never taken a miter saw for a spin and are eager to try it? Do you barely get by with your nail gun and would love a few pointers? Or maybe you feel like you've yet to unlock the true potential of your wrench set?


  • I'd like to get more proficient with a circular saw. My brother can do quick, straight, clean cuts and mine are a mess.

  • nctwilanctwila Charlotte
    Miter Saw!! I took up the carpet in my living room to expose the hardwoods & have never put the quarter round down ;-(
  • I wish I would be more proficient with a saw...any saw! I'm not good in cutting straigh lines :-(
  • AnaAna New York
    Definitely my nail gun... Got it for my birthday and... I'm afraid to use it! The compressor freaks me out.
  • I bought my husband a compound miter saw for fathers day and I have to say I'm itching to use it myself. I think I might be a complete DIY nerd and ask for a nail gun for my birthday :D
  • Can I say two that go together?? Miter saw & nail gun! So many projects that would be simplified if I was a rockstar with those!
  • I really need to figure out a miter saw.
  • khawkkhawk Washington DC
  • beckweedbeckweed cincinnati
    I think electric power tool a little scary, but I'd like to know how to use the compound miter saw. I dream of adding a ton of molding to my plain rooms.
  • smashleysmashley Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    I would love to learn how to use a table saw. It's just so big and scary! But I feel can be very useful!
  • miter saw or paint gun for me. we are house hunting so we have lived in rentals for 13 years--moved 17 times, so haven't had much stability to feel a lot of diy was worth the effort.
  • I would love to know how to work a drill! I have just about "mastered" my kitchen skillet and think that a new hability would greatly improve my life as a single homeowner!
  • icyvicyv Sacramento
    Reciprocating saw. I bought one a couple months ago and have yet to try it out. I know I'll be careful with it but a fear of cutting off an appendage keeps it in the box.
  • I wish I was handy with any tool--but my husband is a pretty good handyman. But I think I would love to learn how to use any type of saw.
  • definitely want a mitre saw so we can get our little hands trying it out!
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