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.

Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet with Doors

Steal a few feet from the end of your bedroom and add a wall-to-wall closet with doors. Here are the...


Who Remembers This Iconic Tool Brand?

For 90 years this esteemed brand name was synonymous with quality manufacturing, affordable pricing, and an almost legendary lifetime warranty....

How to Use Powder Actuated Tools

Powder actuated tools (PAT) are a powerful way to attach wood to concrete and concrete block. Here's how to use...


Really Fast Hanger Hook Installation

Add a hanger hook quickly with a drill and an eyebolt

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How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

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


Reciprocating Saw Uses and Tips

The ultimate remodeling tool—with attitude


DIY Home Inspection Tools

Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!

How to Install Towel Bars and Hooks on Fiberglass Tub and Shower Surrounds

Toggle bolts solve tricky mounting problems on thin plastic walls.


Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out


12 Painting Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

If you're painting walls and ceilings, having the proper tools is the key to efficient, polished results. You don't need...