Tools

Get tips and techniques to help you use and take care of your tools for all your DIY projects.

Diagnose Car Problems With a Stethoscope

Diagnosing many car problems is easier with an automotive stethoscope, a tool that lets you hear inside the engine. Here's an introduction to using one to track down trouble.

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  • Tool Tips

    Solve tough home improvement problems with twenty of the best tool tips we've ever published. These tool tips are nuggets of wisdom from…

  • Cordless Tools Buyers Guide

    Learn how to get your money’s worth from your next cordless tool purchase in this buyer’s guide. Veteran pros and our field editors share their…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Savvy Home Tool Storage

    Use these clever, easy storage tips to keep all your tools organized in your garage, workshop and utility room.

  • Oscillating Tool Reviews

    Every DIYer should have an oscillating tool — but which model is right for you? Read these reviews from our editors to get the low down on…

  • Organizing a Tool Belt

    A well-organized tool belt allows you to work faster and better and climb and work from ladders more safely. Here's how to organize it…

  • Smartphones: Handy DIY Tools

    Smart phones are the new essential tool for home repair and improvement. Learn about must-have apps for DIYers that save money and produce…

  • Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

    13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!

  • Pocket Tools

    Keep a few pocket tools with you and you'll be prepared to make that instant fix or quickly solve a DIY problem. Our staff editors and field…

  • Rebuild a Cordless Tool Battery

    Cordless tool batteries eventually fail, but replacement batteries can be amazingly expensive. To save money, consider rebuilding the battery…

  • Top Auto Mechanic Tools

    Pro mechanics reveal their top automotive tools, the ones that they keep close at hand and work best for them, including a battery-powered…

  • Our Favorite Woodworkers Tools

    Three professional woodworkers talk about their favorite woodworking tools—a grinder, a sharpener, calipers and a hand plane.