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Whether you are planting flowers in the garden, adding a water feature to the yard or just need to mow the grass, Family Handyman covers all your outdoor needs.

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How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

Our 9 Best DIY Christmas Gifts

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like a homemade gift. Show your friends, families and fur babies you care with one...


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How to Winterize a Chainsaw

Keep your chainsaw in tip-top shape during the winter off-season


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Easy-Clamp Sacrificial Fence

One of the most necessary table saw accessories!


Sacrificial Miter Saw Fence for Safety

You can fix a common miter saw problem (and safety hazard) with some thin plywood and a scrap board.

How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.


Magnetic Fence for Drill Press or Band Saw

Pick up a Shop-Mag and use it as a fence for repeated accuracy on your drill press or band saw.

Magnetic Band Saw Fence

An 18-in. magnetic tool holder holds firm for accurate cuts and tiny fence-to-blade adjustments are made with the tap of...


Table Saw Fence Blade Height Guide

Use a marker to draw a scale directly onto your table saw fence. Then you'll be able to quickly change...


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How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't...


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How to Cut Thin Material on a Table Saw

Travis shows you how to cut thin material on a table saw with a simple jig. Check out the video...

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How to Cut Narrow Strips on a Table Saw

Do you need to cut several narrow strips of the same size? It's easy to do on a table saw,...


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How to Wax Your Table Saw Top

Keep your table saw shipshape with a good cleaning and a coat of paste wax. Travis explains how to do...


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Never Use Just the Table Saw Fence to Crosscut Boards!

Why is it unsafe to only use the fence as a guide for making crosscuts on a table saw? Check...


No-Slide Miter Fence

Reader Ed Dies has a smart idea: Press strips of stair tread safety tape on your table saw’s miter gauge...


Fine-Tuning with a Miter Saw

When fine-tuning the length of boards with a miter saw, it helps to stick double-faced tape on the fence to...

Snap-On Fence for Band Saw and Drill Press

With a single one-handed bar clamp and a maple board (4 in. wide x 1-3/4 in. thick), you may have


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet


Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out


How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.