Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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    8 Best Circuit Breaker Finders

    Organizing your electrical panel doesn't have to be intimidating. Find and label unknown circuits safely with these best circuit breaker finders.

    This Digital Torque Wrench Adapter Is Essential for DIY Mechanics

    Looking for a compact and accurate alternative to a traditional torque wrench?  Give this Family Handyman Approved digital torque wrench...


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    Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

    Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.


    The Lixada Blocklight Is a Small Flashlight with Lots of Power

    Let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable Family Handyman approved flashlights.

    What’s In My Toolbox? A Pro Woodworker’s Essential Tools

    A pro woodworker and carpenter shares a look at some of her favorite tools.


    Try This Hack for Building an Inexpensive Glass Panel Door

    Make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.

    8 Best Allen Wrench Sets

    A full set of Allen wrenches will prepare you to deal with any size hex fastener you may come across.


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    9 Spark Plug Removal Tools

    Save money on car maintenance by replacing spark plugs yourself. To make the job go smoothly, make sure you have...


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    Guide To the Best Micrometers

    A micrometer can measure the thickness of a human hair. If you need this kind of accuracy, here are some...


    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...

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    8 Best Truck Tool Boxes

    A truck tool box keeps your equipment safe and dry whether you're driving to the hardware store or spending all...


    7 Best Chain Saw Mill Attachments

    Want to mill your own lumber? With a chain saw mill attachment you can cut logs into boards or beams....


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    9 Best Reel Lawn Mowers

    You may be surprised by the variety of reel lawn mowers on the market. Consider their key features to find...


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    8 Best Electric Chain Saws

    Without the noise and messy mix of gas and oil, the best electric chain saws are extremely effective at most...


    The Favorite Tools of Pro Tradespeople

    We talked to a collection of professionals across the trades to learn which tools they rely on most on the...


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    7 Best String Trimmer Harnesses

    Save your shoulders and back with a handy harness for your string trimmer. Here are seven top options to consider.


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    6 Best Electric Wood Chippers

    Electric wood chippers reduce branches and leaves into mulch, all without the extra noise and fumes of gas-powered machines.


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    8 Best Stand Up Weed Pullers

    Weeding is back-breaking and time-consuming. A gardening expert gave us advice about stand up weed pullers. Here's what we learned.


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    The 7 Best Cordless Ratchets

    If you have bolts or nuts to drive or loosen, a cordless ratchet helps you do it quickly and effortlessly....


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    8 Best Chainsaws of 2022

    Few power tools provide the raw power and efficiency of a chainsaw. When used correctly, it can complete landscaping projects...


    What’s In My Toolbox? A Pro Painter’s Most Essential Tools

    A pro painter shares a look inside her toolbox at her favorite painting tools.


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    10 Woodworking Portable Power Tools for DIYers

    Bring the tool to the project instead of the project to the tool! Portable power tools open up endless opportunities...

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    The Best Belt Sanders of 2022

    Belt sanders are incredible tools for smoothing surfaces or removing excess material. Here's are some of the best belt sanders...


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    7 Best Gas Chainsaws

    Gas-powered chainsaws are unequaled for raw power and long runtimes. They're extremely useful tools that require keen attention to safety...


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    Small Engine Maintenance Tips from the Pros

    Small engines, big investment. Here’s how to maximize small engine performance.


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    Choosing and Using a Circular Saw: A DIYer’s Guide

    Safety, tips and buying advice to make the most of a circular saw.


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    Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

    DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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    8 Best Miter Saws

    For woodworking and carpentry projects, you'll want the best miter saw you can afford. Here are eight of our favorites.