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  • 36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews

    A miter saw is an extremely useful home improvement tool. Learn something new about this workshop workhorse in the following collection of 36…

  • 11 Hand Tools for the Hard-to-Shop for DIYer

    There’s nothing like a great tool – especially if it’s one you don’t have to buy for yourself. Check out these great, giftable…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Top Trim Carpentry Tools

    Pro-quality finish work is a lot easier with the right tools—and they don’t have to be expensive. Check out a master…

  • How to Repair a Leather Tool Belt

    When a good leather tool belt starts to fall apart, don’t throw it away. With basic leatherworking tools you can easily fix holes and…

  • How to Use Powder Actuated Tools

    Powder actuated tools are the quickest, most efficient way to fire fasteners into concrete slabs and block walls. We’ll show you how to…

  • Best Tools The Pros Use: The Secret Weapons

    Here are favorite tools of landscapers, electricians, tile setters, woodworkers and other pros that make their jobs faster, easier and…

  • 23 Incredible Tool Gift Ideas for DIYers

    Give your favorite home improvement lover gifts that will help them get the job done. Here are 23 incredible tools DIYers will love.Give your…

  • Get More From Hammers, Saws, and Other Hand Tools

    Hand tools are great, but they’re even better when you use them creatively for things they’re not designed to do.

  • How to Repair a Cut Power Tool Cord

    Power tool cords that get accidentally cut or hacked can be permanently repaired in minutes with heat shrinkable tubing and a soldering gun.

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