This classic bestseller is now available in a new, compact edition. Ever wonder about those bent-looking washers, or how to replace a pipe fitting correctly the first time? And why are there so many types of screwdrivers anyway? This comprehensive, portable guide (small enough to take along in a pocket while shopping) to absolutely everything sold in a hardware store empowers even the clueless to pick and choose knowledgeably among the unfamiliar-looking tools and devices. It's an essential manual and guidebook for anyone undertaking a home repair project. Featured throughout are practical tips on use, price, and technique, along with black-and-white line drawings to help identify products clearly.