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Family Handyman Approved: Armor All Wash & Wax

If you're looking to polish up your car quickly and easily, give the Family Handyman Approved Armor All Ultra-Shine Wash & Wax a try.

We Tried Dry Shine’s Ultimate Shine to Gloss Up a Filthy Truck

We tried this ultra-glossy, anti-static and UV-protectant automotive cleaner on everything we could find on my filthy pickup.


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Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo...


18 Brilliant Sandpaper Hacks

These outside-the-box sandpaper tips and tricks will help you better tackle your next sanding project.


What’s In My Toolbox? A Master Gardener’s Essential Tools

A professional gardener shares a look at the tools she uses most frequently on the job.

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These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked...


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The Family Handyman Approved Ryobi Cordless Tire Inflator Is a Worthy Addition to Your Garage

Air compressors require a lot of work if you only need them for a minute or two to top off...

12 Brilliant Ways to Use Paint Rollers Other Than Painting

You've probably used a paint roller to paint a wall. But did you know it can help with other DIY...


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Give Your Bathroom a New Look with Family Handyman Approved Aura Bath & Spa Paint

Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...


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This Family Handyman Approved Paint Brush Makes Cutting in Easy

Looking for a sleek paint brush that can be used with any paint or stain?  Look no further than the...


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Get Your Hands On Some Family Handyman Approved Hestra Job Duratan Flex Work Gloves

When headed outdoors to work on your spring projects, the first essential tool to reach for...

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The Family Handyman Approved Craftsman Crossline Laser Level Is a Valuable Addition to Your Toolbox

Thinking about picking up a laser level, but don't want to break the bank?  This Craftsman Crossline Laser Level may...


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Dump Your Wheelbarrow for the Family Handyman Approved Gorilla Carts Dump Cart

Need to move and dump mulch, soil or heavy stones? This product from Gorilla Carts is a step up from...


11 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Straight Lines

An inaccurate cut can lead to a slew of issues further along in your project. These tips will help you...


11 Brilliant Ways to Use Pliers

Who knew that pliers could do all these things?


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Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.

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Family Handyman Approved: Snow Joe Cordless Snow Blower

Clearing the driveway is a chore, but it’s one you'll actually look forward to with...


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The Best Cordless 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...


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Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.


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Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

Here's why we like this affordable random orbit sander from Ryobi.


Table Saw Tips and Techniques

Get better performance from your bench top or stationary table saw. With these jigs and accessories you can make safer,...


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Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Keep your engines running smoothly.


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We Tried It: Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

Tired of mowing the lawn every week? Me, too. What if there was an easier way? The Worx Landroid promises...


Getaway Resource Guide

There's a lot that goes into building a home. Here are all of the products and services we used to...

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How to Care for Chrysanthemums: 6 Things You Need to Know About Mums

It's autumn and that means it's time to show off a garden full of mums! Here's how to care for...


8 Best Pressure Washer Attachments

Want to enhance your pressure washer game? These eight pressure washer attachments turn a great tool into a can't-live-without-it workhorse.


7 Versatile Weed Wacker Parts and Attachments

Turn your string trimmer into an entirely different tool with these game-changing attachments.


5 Best Lawn Mower Attachments

Your lawn mower can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.


If You See White Stuff on Your Mulch, This is What it Means

Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.


4 Best Hedge Trimmer Attachments

Your hedge trimmer can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.