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Harbor Freight ‘Good, Better, Best’ Tools Review

We reviewed these Harbor Freight tools through their paces and discovered we like them all. Read on for the details.

Toolipedia: Painter’s Tape

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about painter’s tape


How ‘Tstuds’ Change the Way Homes Are Insulated

Framing with Tstuds minimizes air infiltration in a home, reduces carbon footprints, and saves on electrical energy costs.


Toolipedia: Drywall Screw Gun

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about drywall screw guns.


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9 Things Carpenters ALWAYS Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...

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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...

Stuff We Love: Plumbing Gear

This week's "Stuff We Love" covers plumbing gear that pro plumbers will want to have on their radar.


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


Toolipedia: Drywall Rasp

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about the drywall rasp.