Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís 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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Contents

New computer adventure games
22
Electronic games
Mobile stand for a 6-in. jointer
27
Machinery (Stands, tables, etc)
Make this disc and drum sander
29
Sanding and sanding equipment
Don't get locked out! Add an opener release to your garage door
40
Garage doors (Control)
Keep on pedaling, even when it snows
56
Exercise equipment
Fuel from sawdust
116
Pyrolysis, Solar furnaces, Wood as fuel
Coal: a hot controversy
117
Coal
Pocket-size computers
119
Computers
New scanners deliver action-packed listening
120
Radio receivers
Popular mechanics fall 1980 car care guide
123
Automobile engines (Maintenance and repair), Automobiles (Maintenance and repair)

How to keep the home fires burning . . . safely
74
Stoves (Safety measures)
Can the rotary engine survive the '80s?
83
Automobile engines
PM owners report
86
Mazada RX-7
Clock that splits seconds--into trillionths
88
Atomic clocks
Camping expert fits out his RV.
92
Campers, Truck (Equipment)
Detroit '81
94
Automobiles
Driving Mazda's new fwd GLC.
101
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing)
Space heaters: how to choose from 31 types
102
Heaters
How to saw firewood on the double
106
Saws and sawing, Tree felling
Kitchen remodeling
110
Kitchens
Now: true solar planes
114
Aircraft
As push comes to shove, the world picks frontwhee, drive
126
Automobiles (Front wheel drive)
Get ready to face the challenge!
144
Automobile driving (Winter driving)
Choose the best tires for winter driving
146
Tires, Automobile
How to repair rust damage on body panels
154
Automobiles (Corrosion and anticorrosives)
Servicing the cooling system
156
Automobile engines (Cooling)
Servicing the battery
165
Storage batteries (Maintenance and repair)
Prewinter lubrication
168
Automobiles (Lubrication and lubricants)
8 great ideas for woodcutting
187
Sawhorses, Wood cutting
Build the American bucksaw
188
Saws and sawing
Easy-build box corrals chain-saw accessories
189
Tool boxes, racks, etc
Here's the chair for our roll-top desk
212
Chairs

Common terms and phrases