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  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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!…

  • 12 Tools Worth Splurging On

    Feeling extravagant? You could pay less for most of these of tools, but if you’re willing to splurge, you’ll get a lot of bang for…

  • 13 Awesome Human-Powered Snow Removal Tools

    If you live in a snowy climate you've probably removed your fair share of snow, but do you have the best snow removal tools when you need to go…

  • 22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools

    We’ve all done it: When the right tool for the job isn’t nearby-or doesn’t exist-we do the best we can with what we’ve…

  • Tag Your Tools: Not Pretty but Effective!

    I used to work at large construction sites with lots of other trades people, most of whom were unknown to me. Consequently, I’ve had lots of…

  • Belt Sander Tool Sharpening

    If you don’t have a bench grinder, you can sharpen chisels and other tools almost as well with a belt sander with a fine-grit belt. Tighten the…

  • 10 Tool-Related Movie Mistakes

    Hollywood is a land of fantasy, wonder and make-believe. It’s also a land of wildly inaccurate representations of how tools actually work.…

  • How To Remove Rust from Metal

    Patio furniture, outdoor tools and lawn machines all eventually get rusty. Learn how to remove rust from metal and how to protect the metal so…

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