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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 Tools and Products Made in America

    From a screwdriver set to engineered hardwood flooring, here are 10 made-in-America tools and products for DIY home improvement.


    10 Tool-Related Movie Mistakes

    Hollywood is a land of fantasy, wonder and make-believe. It's also a land of wildly inaccurate representations of how tools...


    No Toolbox? Here are 10 Alternatives That Really Work

    You want to keep your tools organized, but with various jobs and tools for every task, keeping things in order...


    DIY Dictionary: Green Treated

    What does 'green treated' refer to? Green treated refers to wood that's had preservatives forced into it under pressure to...

    2018 Best in DIY – What to Look for in a Cordless Circular Saw

    We’ve used cordless circular saws for years and love them. With battery and motor technology improving rapidly, we wondered if...


    5 Essential Circular Saw Blades for Your Home Workshop

    No saw blade is good for every job. Keep these five at the ready, so you'll have the right blade...

    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.


    Toolipedia: Paint Roller Frame

    Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paint rollers


    What is a Hacksaw?

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


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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.

    The All-Time Most Useful Hand Tools for Demolition

    If you're getting ready to do some remodeling or start work on an addition, you'll likely need some demolition tools....


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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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    The Best Cordless Routers and Why You Need One

    These powerful trim routers make it easy to cut the cord


    Two Essential Saw Cutting Guides

    Ensure straight cuts with these two, simple cutting guides.


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    6 Best Paint Thinners for Any Job

    When your project requires paint thinner, make the right choice for best results. These six options are good bets.

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    Homeowner’s Guide to Paintbrushes

    Choosing the right brush makes all the difference. Here's our list of the best paintbrushes to use for a variety...


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    Compare Different Types of Paintbrushes

    Using the right brush for the job is essential. And knowing which brush is best isn't complicated. Here's a rundown...


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    Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Strippers and Removers

    Get the answers to your questions about paint strippers — what they are, how they work, and which are best...


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    7 Best Lawn Aerators

    For serious lawn care aficionados, an aerator is the ace up their sleeve. If you're ready to get serious, check...


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    8 Best Paint Buckets for Any Job

    Discover what professional housepainters have known for years: Paint buckets can save you time and effort on your next painting...


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    Different Types of Wood Stains and Finishes

    Wood stains and finishes can make ordinary wood look gorgeous and gorgeous wood look ordinary. It's all in choosing the...


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    Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Rollers

    They're the fuzziest tools in your DIY stash! We'll help you choose the right paint rollers and covers for all...


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    23 Tools Worth Splurging On

    Feeling extravagant? You could pay less for most of these tools, but if you're willing to splurge you'll get a...

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    Best Scroll Saws for 2020

    Here are 8 great scroll saws. Find the one that provides the level of detail you need for your next...


    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...


    How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

    Need a DIY idea for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.


    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,...