Have you ever walked into a hardware store, Home Depot, Walmart, or Loews, not knowing what kind of nail or wrench or hammer or piping or paint thinneror any thingamajig whatsoeveris best for the type of job that you have to do at home? Or have you wandered through the aisles of these stores wondering, whatever does that do? Here is the book for you.The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores identifies the name and function of thousands of common and uncommon tools and supplies. Not only a visual dictionary of products, it is filled with advice on how to use the tools, safety issues to consider and buying tips. This revised edition features 100 new illustrations and many of the amazing new products that have come on the market since the original book was published over a decade ago. From the zoological tools (cats paw, crows foot, snake), to the oddly suggestive (stud finder, undressed stone, hickey) to the downright intriguing (plumb bob, spud wrench, and butt chisel), every tool you have ever been curious about can be found in this unique and wonderful book.The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores makes a welcome gift book!