Tools, Gear and Equipment

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    Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

    Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple steps to take to avoid mistakes.

    5 Food Storage Tips for Camping Trips

    How to keep your food supply safely stored while you're out camping in the wild.


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    10 Best Plants for Hydroponic Gardens

    How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


    How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

    Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...


    Essential Tools for DIY Dog Grooming

    DIY dog grooming is something that anyone can tackle with a little practice, as long as they've got the right...

    The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

    From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

    DIY Home Inspection Tools

    Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


    How to Paint Concrete Floors

    Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


    Stripped Screw Hack: Use a Rubber Band to Grip Stripped Screws

    Place a wide rubber band in between the screw driver and the tripped screw head, then apply hard, but slow...


    12 Products Under $100 That’ll Last You a Lifetime

    You don't have to spend a fortune for quality products backed with a lifetime warranty. From cookware to knives, backpacks...

    Join Harbor Freight’s Inside Track Club to Save Even More Money!

    Join Harbor Freight's Inside Track Club to Save Money


    The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know

    Wood screws are almost always easier to drive and less likely to split if you drill pilot holes first, especially...


    How to Paint Your Front Door

    Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


    19 Things You Should Be Buying Used Instead of New

    Pre-owned items can offer big savings and often are almost as good as brand new.


    Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

    These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

    How to Keep Things Clean On a Construction Site

    Keep your construction gear sparkly clean and your jobsites tidy with these pro cleaning tips.


    5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools

    We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal...


    12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

    A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


    Must-Know Pro Tips and Tools for Measuring and Marking

    A collection of tips and tools for all the different kinds of measuring and marking that happen on the job.


    10 Savvy Hacks for Your Shoes

    These seriously clever shoe hacks will have you jumping for joy!


    20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

    There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower


    Best-Reviewed Snow Shovels on Amazon

    Upgrade your snow shovel this winter to a product that's Amazon reviewer approved. Find your best snow shovel here.


    12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

    Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...

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    12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

    See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


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    What to Know About Coping Trim

    Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


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    Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators

    It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...


    25 Handy Measuring Hacks All DIYers Should Know

    Taking accurate measurements is essential to any DIY project. We've gathered our favorite tips and tricks to take your measuring...


    7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

    You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords...


    12 Things Ace Hardware Employees Won’t Tell You

    Ace Hardware delivers quality materials in convenient locations. But savvy shoppers know there are always tricks to get a little...