Tools, Gear and Equipment

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      7 Best Post Hole Diggers

      Need to set fence posts, install a sign or plant a sapling? Get a post hole digger, also known as an earth auger. Here are 7 of the best around.

      Top 10 Shoe Storage Systems for Less Than $40

      It's fun buying shoes, but hard to keep them organized. Thankfully, these shoe storage solutions keep things tidy and leave...


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      8 Best Women’s Work Boots

      Feet that work hard need extra comfort and protection. Here's our list of the top women's work boots for a...


      12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


      10 Tools and Products Made in America

      From a screwdriver set to engineered hardwood flooring, here are 10 made-in-America tools and products for DIY home improvement.

      10 Tool-Related Movie Mistakes

      Hollywood is a land of fantasy, wonder and make-believe. It's also a land of wildly inaccurate representations of how tools...


      10 Savvy Hacks for Your Shoes

      These seriously clever shoe hacks will have you jumping for joy!

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      7 Best Work Gloves for Women

      Women's hands do many jobs. Whether in the garden, in the field or on a construction site, these work gloves...


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      Stuff We Love: Women’s Workwear

      Smart women-specific workwear for everyday comfort on the job.

       


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      7 Best Safety Vests and High-Visibility Wear for Women

      Prepare to be seen! High-visibility vests and other apparel for women on the jobsite are important for everyone's safety and...


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      Women’s Workwear: 8 Best Places to Shop

      Women no longer have to make do with men's workwear. These companies have created workwear designed for the growing number...

      No Toolbox? Here are 10 Alternatives That Really Work

      You want to keep your tools organized, but with various jobs and tools for every task, keeping things in order...


      20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

      There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower


      DIY Dictionary: Green Treated

      What does 'green treated' refer to? Green treated refers to wood that's had preservatives forced into it under pressure to...


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      The Best Accessories and Utensils for a Kamado Grill

      Kamado grills are incredibly versatile, allowing you to smoke, grill and cook year-round. Here are eight accessories and utensils you'll...


      2018 Best in DIY – What to Look for in a Cordless Circular Saw

      We’ve used cordless circular saws for years and love them. With battery and motor technology improving rapidly, we wondered if...

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      The 51 Things Most Homeowners Aren’t Doing But Need To

      You probably haven’t done these cleaning and home maintenance tasks lately (if ever!), but it’s imperative that you do. The...


      Go-To Gear All Pros Should Have At the Ready

      Read on if you need to replace a trusty tool that's seen better days, are trying to become more efficient...


      5 Essential Circular Saw Blades for Your Home Workshop

      No saw blade is good for every job. Keep these five at the ready, so you'll have the right blade...


      Best-Reviewed Snow Shovels on Amazon

      Upgrade your snow shovel this winter to a product that's Amazon reviewer approved. Find your best snow shovel here.


      Toolipedia: Paint Roller Frame

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paint rollers


      What is a Hacksaw?

      This is the place to come if you want to learn everything there is to know about hacksaws.


      11 Industrial Storage Racks that are Perfect for Your Garage

      An industrial-strength storage rack can come in handy when you're trying to get your workshop, garage or commercial warehouse organized....


      13 Cool Power Tools and Accessories That Will Make Your Job Easier

      These innovative power tools are so worth adding to your jobsite collection.

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      12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

      Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...


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      12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

      See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


      Essential Heated Gear for Construction Pros Working in the Cold

      You can layer up your standard workwear in the winter, but sometimes that bulk can get in the way. Enter...


      Essential Gear For Your Truck and Trailer

      We talked to construction pros to find out what tools and gear they always keep stored in their truck.


      The All-Time Most Useful Hand Tools for Demolition

      If you're getting ready to do some remodeling or start work on an addition, you'll likely need some demolition tools....


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      What to Know About Coping Trim

      Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.