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20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

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

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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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...


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How to Lubricate a Chainsaw With Oil

Unless you understand both types of chainsaw oil and how to use them, your chainsaw won't work properly for long....


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8 Most Common Lawn Tractor Repairs

If you own a lawn tractor, a.k.a. a riding lawn mower, knowing how to make these eight common repairs can...

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How to Winterize a 2-stroke Outboard Motor

Get your boat motor ready for winter storage.


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13 Awesome Human-Powered Snow Removal Tools

If you live in a snowy climate you've probably removed your fair share of snow, but do you have the...


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How to Winterize a Chainsaw

Keep your chainsaw in tip-top shape during the winter off-season


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Prime Day Products Perfect for Any Construction Pro

Amazon Prime Day typically has fantastic deals on tools and gear for pros. And even though this year's event got...


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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How to Get Your Lawn Mower Ready for Spring

A little maintenance twice a year pays off with longer, more reliable lawn mower performance. The work isn't difficult and...


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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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Leaf Mulcher Buying Guide for 2020

A leaf mulcher can make quick work of seasonal yard cleanup. Here's a look at how they work and how...


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10 Best Leaf Blower Attachments

Attachments can unlock the potential power and utility of your leaf blower. Here are some great examples of super-useful leaf...


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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!

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8 Leaf Blowers We Love

Shopping for a leaf blower? Here's a list of great picks for every need, including something for every budget.


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Leaf Blower Buying Guide for 2020

If the idea of spending your weekend raking leaves and sweeping grass clippings sounds like a chore, it may be...


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Girls Garage Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe

Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."


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WORX Launches New Line of Electric Pressure Washers

WORX appears to have entered the pressure washing market at exactly the right time.


10 DIY Tools You Should Own By 40

DIY tools in your 20s and even most of your 30s may only include some hand tools and a smattering...


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The Best Electric Pressure Washers: Reviews and Buying Tips

Once you use a pressure washer, you'll know it's a tool you can't live without. We tested and provided 10...


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A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Lawn Mower

How to pick the perfect lawn mower match for your property and your comfort level.


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What Type of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower?

Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...

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Chainsaw Buying Guide for 2020

The wide variety of chainsaw models can make choosing one difficult. Here's an overview of the various options for the...


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Lawn Mower Parts You Can Replace Yourself

Lawn mower letting you down? A little repair know-how can go a long way. Learn which lawn mower parts you...


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Riding Lawn Mower Buying Guide

A riding lawn mower is a major time saver, but also a significant investment! Learn about riding mower tech, features...


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Push Mower

Thinking of buying a push mower? Here's an overview of options, cost and features.


How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


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Safety Basics to Prep Power Yard Equipment for Spring

It's springtime! Time to get outside and do yard work. Here are 10 tips to keep your outdoor power equipment...