Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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What is a Hacksaw?

This is the place to come if you want to learn everything there is to know about hacksaws.

How to Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug

How to remove a stuck cleanout plug to get at a clog in a drain pipe


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


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10 Easy Ways to Cut Metal Fast

Our best tips for getting your project done right.


Flush-Cutting Hacksaw

Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface.

Cutting Threaded Rod

When you’re shortening a bolt or threaded rod with a hacksaw, you always mangle the threads at the sawn end,...


Blades on Board

Use tape or twist ties to attach spare blades to the frames of a hacksaw and coping saw. When a...

Proper Hacksaw Blade Installation

Is there really a right way to install a hacksaw blade?