Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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Tidier Tool Trays

A piece of short-pile carpet in the bottom of each tray in your tool chest will keep tools from shifting and knocking about.

Router Gripper

Use a carpet gripper or non-slip rug pad as a router pad.


No-Scratch Toolbox

A pad of carpet on the bottom of a toolbox will save a ton of scratches.


Solution for a Slippery Ladder

If you place a carpet scrap at the base of a ladder, you can wipe off your shoes before climbing.