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    This Digital Torque Wrench Adapter Is Essential for DIY Mechanics

    Looking for a compact and accurate alternative to a traditional torque wrench?  Give this Family Handyman Approved digital torque wrench...


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    Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

    Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.


    The Lixada Blocklight Is a Small Flashlight with Lots of Power

    Let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable Family Handyman approved flashlights.

    What’s In My Toolbox? A Pro Woodworker’s Essential Tools

    A pro woodworker and carpenter shares a look at some of her favorite tools.


    Try This Hack for Building an Inexpensive Glass Panel Door

    Make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.

    8 Best Allen Wrench Sets

    A full set of Allen wrenches will prepare you to deal with any size hex fastener you may come across.


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    9 Spark Plug Removal Tools

    Save money on car maintenance by replacing spark plugs yourself. To make the job go smoothly, make sure you have...


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    Guide To the Best Micrometers

    A micrometer can measure the thickness of a human hair. If you need this kind of accuracy, here are some...


    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...

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    8 Best Truck Tool Boxes

    A truck tool box keeps your equipment safe and dry whether you're driving to the hardware store or spending all...


    The Favorite Tools of Pro Tradespeople

    We talked to a collection of professionals across the trades to learn which tools they rely on most on the...



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    7 Best String Trimmer Harnesses

    Save your shoulders and back with a handy harness for your string trimmer. Here are seven top options to consider.


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    8 Best Stand Up Weed Pullers

    Weeding is back-breaking and time-consuming. A gardening expert gave us advice about stand up weed pullers. Here's what we learned.

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    The 7 Best Cordless Ratchets

    If you have bolts or nuts to drive or loosen, a cordless ratchet helps you do it quickly and effortlessly....


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    10 Woodworking Portable Power Tools for DIYers

    Bring the tool to the project instead of the project to the tool! Portable power tools open up endless opportunities...


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    The Best Belt Sanders of 2022

    Belt sanders are incredible tools for smoothing surfaces or removing excess material. Here's are some of the best belt sanders...


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    Choosing and Using a Circular Saw: A DIYer’s Guide

    Safety, tips and buying advice to make the most of a circular saw.


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    Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

    DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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    8 Best Miter Saws

    For woodworking and carpentry projects, you'll want the best miter saw you can afford. Here are eight of our favorites.


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    Buyer’s Guide To Portable Sawmills

    Milling your own lumber can save you big bucks, and maybe even earn you a few. A portable sawmill comes...


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    What To Know About Saw Blades

    Family Handyman's woodworking expert discusses what takes a saw blade from good to great — plus how to choose the...

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    How To Build a Table Saw Crosscut Sled

    Make crosscuts on the table saw more accurately, repeatably and safely with a crosscut sled.


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    9 Best Hose Clamp Pliers

    Spring-style hose clamps that secure hose connections can be tricky to remove. The right hose clamp pliers saves time, money...


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    10 Types of Drills and How to Use Them

    Drills are for boring holes and driving fasteners, but they can do much more. Here's a rundown of the various...


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    What To Know About Miter Saw Blades

    Wondering how to pick out the best blade for your miter saw? Learn what makes a good miter saw blade,...


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    Buyer’s Guide to Garden Spades

    A garden spade is the go-to tool for many yard and garden tasks. But what makes one garden spade different...


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    13 Common Woodworking Materials

    Wood terminology can be mystifying. Avoid confusion at the lumber yard by familiarizing yourself with these woodworking materials.