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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.

15 Things You Should Think Twice About Donating

Donating unwanted items to a local thrift store is a fantastic way to reclaim space in your home, donate to...


20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

Make your workshop tools work double duty with these 20 unusual uses for common DIY tools and materials.


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8 Clever Tool Hacks

Here's a great collection of tool hacks for every level of DIYer, from beginner to advanced. These simple tips and...


Top 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Snow

Make shoveling snow go easier on your body and your time by avoiding these snow shoveling mistakes.

How to Use a Wood Chisel

Tips for sharpening and using a chisel, one of the carpenter's basic tools.


Woodworking: Techniques to Cut Circles With a Band Saw

Cut clean, smooth circles with your bandsaw

How to Build a Do It Yourself TV Stand

Looking for the perfect DIY project? Build this handsome TV stand in just one weekend.


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12 Brilliant Uses for Your Leaf Blower

My wife and I live in the middle of a mature hardwood forest, which puts us knee deep in leaves...


Rebuild a Cordless Tool Battery

An affordable alternative to a new battery pack


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


How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade....


9 Ways to Use a Pressure Washer that Will Blow Your Mind

You know a pressure washer is great at cleaning the driveway, but did you know it can also be used...


14 Ways to Use a Rotary Tool That Will Have People Buzzing

These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t...

How to Properly Use a Hole Saw

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


Pegboard Cubbyholes

A tool storage technique for all those slender tools and shop accessories. Cut short lengths of PVC pipe and slide...


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

Cut trim and moldings so they fit like a glove


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...


Duct Tape Uses

Look for duct tape in one of its many sizes, shapes or materials for special uses or for solving special...


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

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

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Making Circular Saw Cuts

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


How to Use a Table Saw: Ripping Boards Safely

Learn the right way to make rip cuts


Table Saw Tips and Tricks

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


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