Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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      Essential Gear For Your Truck and Trailer

      We talked to construction pros to find out what tools and gear they always keep stored in their truck.

      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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      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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      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...


      9 Necessary Products for a Complete DIYer

      Round out your DIY gear collection with these must-haves.


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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...


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      24 Clever Storage Ideas for Stuff That’s Always In the Way

      Camping gear, magazines, boots…they can take over your house and garage! Here are some really clever ideas for storing your...

      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,...


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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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      Stuff We Love: New School Plumbing Tools

      Make your next plumbing fix that much easier with one of these innovative plumbing tools.


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      Oddball Amazon Products That’ll Make You a Better DIYer

      Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this borne out more convincingly than in do-it-yourself home improvement. Here...