Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for proper building site prep.

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10 Secret Kitchen Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

These common kitchen pantry ingredients will bring new life and color to your garden.


Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!


Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use

Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use


How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.

How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

Be safe—use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules