Power Tool School is now in session.

Jargon-free, beginner-friendly instruction to help you master the basic power tools and become a confident, creative DIYer 


Power tools are your friends :) 

They empower you to build your own furniture, turn raw materials into art, and fix what’s broken.

But before you can do any of that, you have to figure out how your tools work, and conquer your fear, overwhelm, and frustration

— so you can start making stuff. 

If the powerful spinning blades of your saw freak you out a little bit…

Or you keep stripping screws every time you try to use a drill …

And you’ve wished for a super simple, non-intimidating, start-from-the-beginning walkthrough of how to use each tool…

Then you, my friend, are in the right place.

Welcome to Power Tool School

A video learning course to help you master six essential power tools for DIY—so you can stop troubleshooting and start building 


  • Seven jargon-free, beginner-friendly modules 
  • 45+ bite-sized video tutorials that break down everything you need to know - the parts, how to set it up, safety, and how to get the best results.
  • Lifetime access
  • Monthly Live Q&As to check in to see if you have any questions or need clarification

"Thank you for making such a nice video! Your explanations, as well as the filming, are very helpful. I appreciate that you do not assume that we know ANYTHING, yet you do not talk down to us!"

— Sue M.

When you "graduate" Power Tool School, you'll have confident mastery over SIX key power tools that are essential to your DIY and woodworking journey -

You’ll go from guesswork, crossing your fingers, and pressing buttons just to see what they’ll do 🤷🏽‍♀️—

...to actually knowing what you’re doing. 

And when you KNOW what you're doing, you know what you’re doing. 

That’s when the world of DIY possibilities opens up wide for you.

And then, you get to play. :) 

"I just bought a saw and was looking for a woman to teach me the basics! Thank you! This is exactly what I needed. Excited to build my first project."

- Rosemary B.

"I've watched a lot of videos from people who have a high number of views and I ended up getting nervous. Your videos are heaven-sent. Thanx a lot."

- Mikey H.

"Once again, I come to ‘Anika University’ as I’m getting ready to start using a jig saw for the first time. Have learned to use other tools because of Anika. Thanks so much!"

- Yuri G.

"I've been sanding projects for 33 years and I didn't know some of the stuff you talked about. Thank you for explaining so much."

- Brian M.

"I have watched a few videos on how to this use a miter saw, all made by men, and not one of them gave the details you have. I’m new to using one of these so it’s not something I would automatically know. Best video I have seen on this. Thank you."

- Grace M.

Power Tool School is...


I created these trainings assuming zero prior knowledge. The course is designed explicitly for beginners, with clear explanations and demonstrations that will leave you confident and ready to take on your projects.


Power Tool School isn't just a series of boring lectures. Short, engaging video lessons allow you to see each tool in action and practice with me to build your confidence.


All the course video and material is on demand, meaning you can take as little or as much time as you want to absorb the material. You can watch when you need it.


Once you buy, you're in for life, including all the updates! Come back as many times as you want to refresh your skills and grab course materials.

Hi. 👋🏽

I’m Anika Gandhi 

I’m the creative force behind Anika’s DIY Life, a one-stop (wood)shop for aspiring and beginner DIYers who want to master the features and functions of their tools. So they can confidently build their own furniture, tackle home improvement projects, or make some cool stuff.

With a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, I’m driven by the need to know HOW things work and WHY they work that way. My simple tutorials, power tool breakdowns, woodworking plans, and online course library are all part of my mission to demystify DIY and turn freaked-out novices into fearless creators.

"Thank you SO much for this detailed explanation. No fuss, very clear, and very approachable explanations. I really appreciate you taking the time to help the rest of us feel more comfortable with intimidating power tools!"

- Sarah M.

"I love your videos. Your explanations are always so simplistic. I built my first drawer with your help. I feel like such a boss :) Thank you so much for your videos. I have watched and rewatched many of them. I am a fan."

- Shen P.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive any physical products?

Nope! This course is 100% online, meaning you can access it instantly and get started right away.

How long will I have access to the course material?

You will have access to all of these products for life -- including all updates!

Which brand of tools do you cover?

The course is designed to explain how the tool works irrespective of the brand. You can apply what you learn to any brand of tool!

Why can't I just learn from all your articles and videos?

You sure can try to do that! It's the difference between trying to hunt down pieces of a puzzle and piecing it together and hoping they fit vs. being handed a complete picture.

What if I want a refund?

If the course turns out not to be the right fit for you, just email me at hello@anikasdiylife.com within 14 days and get your money back guaranteed.

Will I get access to the whole course at once?

Yes. You will get access to the whole course as soon as you purchase.

Follow along with video lessons

  • 7 Modules
  • 45+ Bite-sized videos
  • Close-ups of the tools in action

Don't let fear and frustration hold you back from unleashing your creativity and transforming your projects into masterpieces. 

Enroll in Power Tool School now and get ready to embrace the thrill of working with power tools confidently!