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    Our Turf Expert Put a John Deere Lawn Tractor to the Test

    I'm a turf professional, and I've sold a lot of heavy-duty commercial turf equipment over the years—so I know a quality mowing machine when I see one. Let's talk about the John Deere lawn tractor.

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    Grizzly Recalls More Than 21,000 Wood Lathes

    Three models sold for almost two decades pose a risk of injury to users. Here's what to know.

    I’m an Avid Camper, and the REI Kingdom Cot Provides a Luxurious Sleep Situation

    The REI Kingdom Cot is the plushest, roomiest camp cot I've slept on. It's not a keeper for me, but...

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    Can I Use Acrylic Paint on Wood?

    Learn all about this versatile paint and why it's a great choice for your next home project.

    8 Best Tool Backpacks for Easy Transport

    We evaluated the best tool backpacks for pros and DIYers to help organize and transport your tools to keep your...

    Keter Folding Work Table Review: Tested by a Professional Woodworker

    Looking for an extra set of hands for your next DIY project? The Keter Folding Work Table might be just...

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    What Is a Car Diagnostic Scanner and Do I Need One?

    If your check engine light is on, you may save time and money by identifying the problem yourself with a...

    Our Favorite Editor-Tested Merrell Hiking Shoes for Every Type of Terrain

    These boots are made for walking—on the trail, that is! Each of these picks for the best Merrell hiking shoes...

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    How To Properly Coil a Garden Hose

    Tame even the most unruly garden hose into a tidy bundle with this flip trick.

    Chill Out with the 14 Best Yeti Cooler Accessories

    Take your camping trips to the next level with these 14 innovative Yeti cooler accessories.

    Behr’s 2024 Color of the Year Is Here–And It’s the Bold Color of Your Dreams

    Embrace all-things cozy and bold with the help of Cracked Pepper, Behr's 2024 Color of the Year.

    Yeti Just Launched New Colors: Cosmic Lilac and Camp Green

    Snag these limited-edition shades before they sell out!

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    How To Conduct a Multimeter Continuity Test

    Need to check whether a wall switch is bad, a fuse has blown or an extension cord is damaged? Here's...

    6 Best Gas Pressure Washers to Blast Away Grime in Seconds

    Find the best gas pressure washer to tackle all your heavy-duty outdoor clean-up jobs, including making your dirty driveway look...

    This Attractive Opinel Knife Goes Anywhere You Do

    For around $20, you’ll want this trusty folding pocket knife in your car, your toolbox and your pocket.

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    How To Clean and Replace a Walk-Behind Lawn Mower Air Filter

    Want to keep your walk-behind mower in good working order? It pays to know how to clean or replace your...

    This $5 Handy Tool Removes Ticks From Dogs, Cats and Humans

    Prevention is the best medicine, but when a tick comes into contact with pet or human skin, you'll be happy...

    5 Best Airless Paint Sprayers for a Quick, Easy and Even Application

    Need a little help on your next DIY home project? This collection of the best airless paint sprayers has you...

    Shop the Toughest Socks Online and Save Up to 50% During These Rare Sock Sales

    Stock up on socks that will last for years to come with spring sock sales.

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    How to Build a DIY Workbench with Storage

    With plywood, MDF and these simple plans, you can build an inexpensive yet sturdy workbench that's perfect for your basement...

    Power King Chipper Shredder: A Beast of a Chipper

    The Power King Chipper is called a beast for a reason—it quickly shreds your brush pile in a...

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    What Are Vegan Leather Work Gloves?

    Vegan work gloves contain no animal byproducts. Made from imitation leather, in some ways they're better than real leather work...

    10 Rain Jacket Deals for Braving Spring Showers

    April showers bring May flowers—be ready for the downpour with these rain jacket sale finds.

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    How to Build a Storage Coffee Table

    With a bit of undertable storage for books and magazines, this timeless modern coffee table is sure to last for...

    17 Gifts for Gardeners Guaranteed to Please

    The best gifts for gardeners are more than practical, they’re artful. Impress anyone with a green thumb with...

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    Sharpal Knife Sharpener for Lawn Mower Blades (and Much More)

    The Sharpal Knife Sharpener makes your life easier—it sharpens lawn mower blades, knives and tools quickly.

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    How to Make Simple Mortise and Tenon Joints

    A guide to mortise and tenon joinery, a core technique

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    7 Best Miter Gauges for Making Miter Cuts

    Looking to upgrade or replace your power tool's miter gauge? We've rounded up this list of great options.

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    The Best Snow Removal Equipment for Your Home

    Shop the best snow removal equipment to tackle any task, whether you're shoveling a front walk or taking care of...

    The 6 Best Winter Snow Boots for Women and Men

    We found the best snow boots, sure to keep you warm and comfortable in any winter weather

    Patagonia vs North Face: Which Retailer Makes Better Outdoor Gear?

    Can’t decide between Patagonia and North Face? Use this guide to help compare prices, products, returns and more from each...