Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

Need a DIY idea for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.

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20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.


How to Hang Drywall: Use a Lift

Hang drywall alone with the right tools and techniques.


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How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.

Master the Basics of Drywall: How to Cut Drywall

Learn about the five simple tools and basic techniques you need to successfully cut drywall.


How to Clamp

An avid woodworker gives insider tips for using woodworking clamps properly to make glue-ups accurate and joints strong and square.

Woodworking: Techniques to Cut Circles With a Band Saw

Cut clean, smooth circles with your bandsaw


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Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.


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Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

We'll walk you through professional advice for drywall finishing to achieve smoother walls and less wasted time.


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How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall like a pro so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.

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Drywall Butt Joints Made Easy

Techniques to avoid having to feather out butt joints.


Choosing the Best Impact Driver

Impact driver basics, plus a special tool test to find the best brands and models


How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


How to Use Tin Snips to Cut Sheet Metal

Tools and techniques for cutting sheet metal


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How to Properly Use a Hole Saw

Techniques for drilling big holes, deep holes and enlarging existing holes.


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Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

Brush up on the basics with this collection of circular saw do's and don'ts


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How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

Fit woodwork perfectly to even the waviest walls with an inexpensive compass.


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How to Use a Power Miter Saw

A miter saw is a versatile tool that offers fast, accurate cuts. Learn how to use yours safely so you...


8 Brilliant Ways to Use a Razor Blade

Everyone knows you can use a utility razor blade to cut stuff, but this humble tool is one of the...


Hammers Aren’t Just for Nails: 101 Ways to Use a Rip Hammer

Really, we only show 9 ways, but there are lots more


Making Circular Saw Cuts

From cutting wide baseboard to framing a roof, these techniques make angle cuts easy and accurate


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Router Edge Guide: How to Get Perfect Routed Edges

Tips and techniques for pro-quality profiles

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How To Rip Boards Safely On a Table Saw

Here's the right way to make rip cuts.


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Table Saw Tips and Tricks

Make cleaner, safer and straighter cuts with easy-to-make accessories and jigs for your table saw.


Router Table Tips and Techniques

Make joints and edges using a router table.


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How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.


Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use

Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use


How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing