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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
 

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New chain saw that stops on a dime
48
Saws and sawing
You can install this door operator in 2 hours
60
Garage doors (Control)
Super, super superhighway
62
Express highways (Brazil)
War watch in the Sinai
75
Radar defense networks, Technical assistance, American (Middle East)
Rush hour on Main street
80
Automobile racing
Pointers for picking packs
110
Backpacks and backpacking
PM owners report
112
Chevrolet Chevette
How to take care of your starting system
116
Automobiles (Starting)
How to repair fancy picture molding
119
Picture frames and framing
What you should know about fluorescent lamps
120
Fluorescent lighting

They go to school to fight fires
82
Fire extinction, Firefighters (Training)
How to add the right ears to your wheels
86
Radio antennas
Driving the 1976 Volvos
89
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing)
Copy photography
90
Photography (Copying)
Get a jump on summer gardening with cold frames
92
Cold frames
Your home's 20 worst accident traps--and what to do about them
96
Accidents (Prevention)
High fliers with the spirit of '76
98
Kites
Start camping the easy way--by car
100
Camping (Equipment)
Tahoe test for Toyota's 4WD.
104
Automobiles, Foreign (Four wheel drive, Testing)
'76 RVs: Better living inside, better looking outside
106
Recreational vehicles
Answers for camping's 10 big problems
108
Camping
How to read a house
122
Houses (Maintenance and repair)
Old-world workbenches: the ultimate shop tools
124
Workbenches
Two clever add-ons for your shop
128
King-size bandsaw table
Two clever add-ons for your shop
129
Router dust-collecting attachment
New Polaroid Pronto takes SX-70 film
173
Cameras, Instant print
Have fun doodling with this engraver
174
Engraving equipment
Simple plate holder
182
Plate holders, Woodworking (Projects)
How to use a water level
187
Levels (Tools)
Wood food tongs
188
Kitchen utensils and appliances, Woodworking (Projects)
What it costs to insure your family RV.
194
Insurance, Motor vehicle

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