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  • DIY for Kids

    Getting tools into young hands early and often is the best way to develop DIY skills for kids. We asked pros who teach DIY to kids for their…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • DIY Home Inspection Tools

    Use these tools and tips to discover major problems before buying a home, including problems in plumbing, electrical, walls, shingles and…

  • 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…

  • 15 Super-Useful Tools for Dealing with Leaves

    Clean up those autumn leaves the right way with the best rakes, blowers, mulchers and every other fall tool you will need.

  • 10 Tool Myths You Need to Know

    Tool use is ancient, and considered by many to be the defining aspect of the human race. Is it any surprise, then, that over the millennia…

  • Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

    Pocket screws let you assemble perfect, indestructible cabinet joints without expensive woodworking tools or complicated jigs—a huge leap…

  • 8 Clever Tool Hacks

    Here's a great collection of tool hacks for every level of DIYer, from beginner to advanced. These simple tips and techniques will help you get…

  • 13 Great Gifts for Woodworkers

    There are no shortage of great gift ideas for woodworkers. From special woods to quality hand tools to the latest power tools, here are a few…

  • Clamping Table Basics: Put Them to Work

    A portable clamping table is a great tool for home improvement projects. It’ll tightly clamp a wide variety of pipes, sheet metal,…

  • 12 Best Reviewed Hand Tools to Buy on Amazon

    Thanks to the reviews of thousands of users, Amazon was able to give a glimpse into the top hand tools on their site—and we want them all!…

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