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The Headlamp I Never Knew I Needed

This top-notch Fenix HM65r headlamp showed me the light when I thought my old headlamp was fine.

This Rolling Toolbox Is the Perfect Companion for Any Job

Keep ALL the tools you need for any job in one place with this Family Handyman Approved rolling tower from...


Here’s Why a Day in the Sun Makes You Tired

There's nothing wrong with a little fun in the sun. But if you're wiped out afterward, that's probably...


Here’s Why Home Builders Are Down on the Housing Market

The housing market is starting to seriously sputter following years of growth. Home builders walk us through the warning signs, and...


Metabo Nailed It with This Cordless Air Compressor

Experience the freedom of running air tools without being tied to a wall with this Family Handyman Approved cordless air...

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.


We Tried the Worx Switchdriver and It Really Is a Time-Saver

Sick of the constant switching back and forth between different bits and tips?  Us, too. That's why we tried this...

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Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo...


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These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked...


The Best Portable Air Compressors

Our favorite air compressors for whatever your pneumatic needs may be.


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Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.

Why Lumber Prices Are Soaring Again in 2022

After normalizing in the second half of 2021, lumber prices are skyrocketing again. Here's why.


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Pros and Cons of Straw Bale Construction

Straw is a traditional building material, but today's building methods are relatively new. Discover how modern straw bale construction has...


3 Reasons Why There is a Lumber Shortage

Lumber supply in the United States is constricting heading into winter. Here's why.


Why You Should Check Out Lowe’s PROvember Sale

Lowe's is handing out major discounts on pro tools and gear this November. Here's what you need to know.


GIE+EXPO Changes Name After Fourteen Years

Big changes are coming to one of the country's most popular trade shows.

Registration Now Open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

The popular industry event is back in person in 2022.


The Home Depot Partners With Buildertrend to Serve Pro Contractor Customers

The Home Depot teams up with one of the world's leading construction management programs.


White House Unveils Plan to Increase Affordable Housing

The U.S. needs more affordable housing. Here's how the current administration plans to get the country where it needs to...


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The Home Depot to Sell Tools That Only Work if Activated

The home improvement super store is launching a plan to sell power tools that will only work once activated at...


SBA Launches Streamlined PPP Loan Forgiveness Program

Small businesses who took out PPP loans during the pandemic have a little bit of help on the way.


Subcontractor Financing Service Nabs $30 Million in Funding

Billd is a potentially revolutionary financing system for commercial subcontractors that has seen tremendous growth over the last three years....


Did You Know You Can Return Building Materials?

Clear up some clutter in your workshop and make a little money by returning those unused building materials.


White House Holds Summit On Housing Industry Supply Chain Issues

As supply chain constraints continue to limit home building, industry leaders met with government officials to plan a course of...

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12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...


Construction Employment Numbers Continue to Slide in June

The construction industry is having a hard time generating consistent job growth. How long will these labor woes last?


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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


New Home Sales Fall Short of Forecasts in May

The housing market cooled off a little in May, but a busy and (complicated) summer looms for the home building...


12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.


Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?