Tools

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

How to Choose the Best Hearing Protection

If you do any work with a router, planer, table saw or other noisy woodworking tool, protect your ears with good hearing protection. There are a wide range of options available.

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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.