How to Choose the Best Hearing Protection
If you do any work with a router, planer, table saw or other noisy woodworking tool, protect your ears with good hearing protection. There are…
How to Use Tin Snips to Cut Sheet Metal
Learn to make straight cuts, curved cuts and even round cuts in sheet metal with tin snips. With proper tool selection you can do it with ease.…
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DIY Dictionary: Chalk Line (Chalk Box)
A chalk line (or chalk box) is a tool containing string and powdered chalk used to create long straight lines on long flat surfaces.
Pro Picks: Klein Magnetizer/Demagnetizer
You’ll want to have this tricky little tool nearby for all kinds of home-improvement projects. Find out what makes it so cool in this Pro Picks…
Getting Started in Welding: Tools and Gear
You don’t need all of this to get started. Get the basic safety gear first, and the rest as you need it.
Tips for Ripping Wood
Straighter, safer rip cuts
DIY Dictionary: Speed Square
What is a Speed Square?
DIY Dictionary: Ring Shank Nail
What is a ring shank nail?
15 Classic Handy Tool Tips and Tricks
After decades of collecting tool tips, our brains are so full that there isn’t room for much else. For this article, we sifted through…
Our Favorite Handy Tool Tips
When it comes to DIY experience and expertise, nobody can match The Family Handyman’s Field Editors. This crew is made up of homeowners…
How to Sharpen Tools
There’s no technical mystery to sharpening garden tools like your lawn mower blades, ax and shovel. In this article, we’ll show you…