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The Best Hand Tools Tips, Tricks and Hacks

We know hand tools like the back of our hand! I guess 65+ years of experience in the tool and construction industry will do that to you. We’re sharing our favorite hand tool tips, tricks, and hacks that we’ve discovered over the years with you.

These fabulous hand tool tips, tricks, and hacks are about to blow your mind, help you work smarter, and save you time…you can thank us later.

Also, check out our power tool tips, tricks, and hacks and our general garage tips, tricks, and hacks.


  • Larry Weaver

    November 27, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for the tip to cover the markings of sizes on a socket or drill bit with correction fluid or white paint to make them stand out. Working with my socket and drill bits to make the size readings stand out is something I’ll also have to do when upgrading my tools.

  • Db

    June 3, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Forget 2 rulers/squares. Take a number easily divisible by 2 and large enough to place a ruler diagonally from edge to edge using your chosen number. IE 10″ 1/2 of that is 5″ mark at the 5″ and that is center…simple!

    • Acme Tools

      June 4, 2018 at 8:09 am

      Hello Db, Thank you for your comment and your tip. We try to give our readers several options to save time on sometimes difficult tasks and we thank you for sharing your tip.

      Thank you,
      Acme Tools


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