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    EGO Lawn Mower Review: I Tried This Self-Propelled Mower and Was Shocked by Its Performance

    Is this the best electric mower for mid-sized lawns? This homeowner's EGO lawn mower review thinks so.

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    When Should You Let Your Child Mow the Lawn?

    Many factors come into play when making this decision. As with any right of passage, the child's safety is the...


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    The Best Battery-Powered Chainsaws Tested by Family Handyman

    We tested six of the best cordless chainsaws for run-time, charging time and more. Here's how they stack up against...


    The 6 Best Lawn Mower Picks to Keep Your Grass Gorgeous, Tested and Reviewed

    Need help finding the best lawn mower? Let one of these top-rated picks of 2024 give your yard a well-needed...


    Why You Need a Mulching Lawn Mower

    Mulching lawn mowers mash up clippings into small particles that nourish your grass. They're great for the lawn and the...

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    How To Choose the Best E-Bike Conversion Kit for Your Bike

    Whether you're dreaming of commuting without sweating or just want to use less gas, here's how to choose which e-bike...


    John Deere Just Debuted an All-Electric Riding Lawn Mower

    Looking for a new riding lawn mower? John Deere has just released the Z370R, a zero-turn electric riding lawn mower....

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    Rotary Drill vs. Hammer Drill: What’s the Difference?

    Learn about these drills and don't let a little concrete get in your way


    How to Tune Up A Lawn Mower in a Few Easy Steps

    Tuning up your lawn mower before the first blade of grass pops up helps keep it running smoothly and effectively...


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    Can You Leave Snow on the Deck?

    Here's why you should remove snow from your deck, along with some tools and products to do it.


    Patagonia vs North Face: Which Retailer Makes Better Outdoor Gear?

    Can’t decide between Patagonia and North Face? Use this guide to help compare prices, products, returns and more from each...

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    33 Ways You Haven’t Tried to Remove Super Glue

    Removing super glue is a hassle but if you act quickly you can reduce how long you're stuck to yourself...


    Merrell and Unlikely Hikers Size-Inclusive Hiking Boots

    Merrell and Unlikely Hikers believe that the great outdoors should be enjoyed by everyone, which is why they teamed up...


    We Tested the Husqvarna TS 242XD, and This Riding Lawn Mower Offers Speed, Power and Fun

    We know Husqvarna makes some of the best lawn care equipment, but does that include riding mowers? Our Husqvarna TS...


    This Portable Chainsaw Slices Through Thick Logs in Seconds—and It’s 50% Off

    Make short work of branches and bushes with the cord-free, portable Saker mini chainsaw.


    Best Battery Operated Snow Blowers for Cord-Free Snow Removal

    The best cordless snow blower delivers the same flurry-flinging power as gas or electric models, but without the noise, vibrations...

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    Buyer’s Guide To Portable Sawmills

    Milling your own lumber can save you big bucks, and maybe even earn you a few. A portable sawmill comes...


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    Riding Mower Maintenance and Repair Guide

    Tired of feeling helpless when your riding lawn mower breaks down? Learn how to do your own riding lawn mower...



    Reporting for Duty: The Cub Cadet Riding Mower Makes Lawn Care Easy

    The Cub Cadet Riding Mower offers long-lasting, quality performance at a budget-friendly price.


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    Grizzly Recalls More Than 21,000 Wood Lathes

    Three models sold for almost two decades pose a risk of injury to users. Here's what to know.


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    Diesel vs. Propane Generators

    As alternatives to gasoline models, diesel and propane generators offer pros and cons. Here's an in-depth comparison to help you...


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    Best Portable Table Saw Reviews

    Our team of experts reviews seven portable table saws that are ideal for DIY home use. We'll help you choose...


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    Best Cordless Chain Saws

    Surprise! Some battery-powered saws perform like gas models. Find out how the latest models compare and which are the best...


    Our Favorite Editor-Tested Merrell Hiking Shoes for Every Type of Terrain

    These boots are made for walking—on the trail, that is! Each of these picks for the best Merrell hiking shoes...

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    28 Secret Clamping Tricks from Woodworkers

    Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 28...


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    13 Snow Blowing Tips That Make Snow Removal Quick and Easy

    These snow blowing tips will help you maintain and operate your snow blower for maximum efficiency and safety. Read these...


    I’m an Avid Camper, and the REI Kingdom Cot Provides a Luxurious Sleep Situation

    The REI Kingdom Cot is the plushest, roomiest camp cot I've slept on. It's not a keeper for me, but...


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    Zero-Turn vs. Riding Lawn Mowers

    What's the difference between traditional and zero-turn riding mowers? We break down the distinctions to help determine which option is...


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    How To Check and Change the Oil Filter in a Lawn Mower

    Have a lawn mower you're looking forward to using? Don't forget to inspect the oil filter first. Here's how.


    The 10 Best Dust Collector Machines for Woodworking

    Dust collection is an important part of a clean and safe shop. We found the best dust collector systems on...