Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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    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 big changes to your home.

    10 Savvy Hacks for Your Shoes

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


    20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

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


    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.


    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.


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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.

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    Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators

    It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...


    25 Handy Measuring Hacks All DIYers Should Know

    Taking accurate measurements is essential to any DIY project. We've gathered our favorite tips and tricks to take your measuring...


    12 Things Ace Hardware Employees Won’t Tell You

    Ace Hardware delivers quality materials in convenient locations. But savvy shoppers know there are always tricks to get a little...


    12 Tool Myths You’ve Believed for Way Too Long

    Tool use is ancient, and considered by many to be the defining aspect of the human race. Is it any...

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    Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2021

    Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood,...


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    Oddball Amazon Products That’ll Make You a Better DIYer

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this borne out more convincingly than in do-it-yourself home improvement. Here...


    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...


    10 Secret Power Tool Hacks for DIYers

    Do you know all of the secrets to using your drill/driver? Unlock the true potential of your power tools with...


    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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    66 Cool Tool Hacks That are Super Useful for DIYers

    Tool hacks usually happen on the fly, when you’re in a situation that calls for a tool to be modified...


    Our 9 Best DIY Christmas Gifts

    Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like a homemade gift. Show your friends, families and fur babies you care with one...


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    Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


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    Upgrade Your Garage With These Amazon Prime Day Deals

    Clear your mind and your space with these discounted garage items during Amazon Prime Day.


    15 Tips to Prevent Tools From Getting Stolen

    Power tool theft is on the rise because thieves no longer need a pawnshop to get rid of stolen goods;...


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    7 Best Cold Weather Face Masks for Coronavirus

    Stay warm, cozy and stylish this winter with these doctor-recommended face masks for cold weather, from neck gaiters to reusable...


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    Is Your Snow Blower Ready for the First Big Dump?

    The season's first big snowstorm could be just days or weeks away. Get your snow blower ready for the season's...


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    Raising Prices During a State of Emergency: What’s Legal and What’s Not?

    Concerned about price gouging during a pandemic? Find out about the definition, dangers and laws — or lack thereof.

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    How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys

    The next time you lock your keys in the car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.


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    Why Isn’t My Car AC Blowing Cold Air?

    You're stuck in traffic on a hot day and warm air is coming from the vents. Not good. Here's why...


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    8 Things Professional Housecleaners Do in their Homes Every Day

    Ever wonder how some people never have mountainous piles of dishes in the sink, grime on the fridge handles or...


    Why the United States Doesn’t Use the Metric System

    Wondering why the United States is one of three countries in the world that doesn't use the metric system? The...


    24 Clever Uses for Plastic Bags You Have Lying Around the House

    Not just for toting lunch, these handy items are helpful to have around the kitchen and home.


    12 Back-to-School Essentials Every Kid Will Need During a Pandemic

    Learn which products, tools and gear will help protect your child against coronavirus if they are heading back to school...