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    We Tested the 2025 Polaris Ranger Lineup and The NorthStar is Worth Every Penny

    The revamped Polaris RANGER XP 1000 NorthStar has all the bells and whistles for a comfortable day of outdoor work. Our editor tested the updated utility vehicle to see how it performs.

    How To Cut Concrete

    Cutting concrete can be an intimidating task. Here's how do it safely and with professional results.

    Kawasaki Motors Recalls 70,000 Engines Due to Fire Hazard

    Kawazaki Motors has recalled over 68,500 engines over fire and burn concerns.

    11 Tips for Maintaining Your Emergency Generator

    What good is a portable generator if it doesn't work when you need it? Here's how to keep yours running...

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    How Do You Make a Ladder Sturdier?

    Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!

    Can You Put Polyurethane Over Paint? Everything to Know

    We'll break down the FAQs about putting polyurethane over paint.

    Here’s the Tape Measure Hack You Always Wanted in Your Life

    Can you actually use your tape measure case to erase errant pencil marks from wood? Here's the real deal on...

    Oneida Dust Deputy Review: Tested by a Professional Woodworker

    Tired of costly shop vac filters and reduced suction power? I tested the Oneida Dust Deputy—here's why you need one...

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    How To Replace the Handle of a Shovel (And Other Garden Tools)

    Shovel handle replacement is an easy way to rejuvenate your shovel and save a few bucks.

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    25 Practical Gifts for New Homeowners They’ll Happily Use in Their House

    Looking for a housewarming gift? You can't go wrong with one of these practical gifts for new homeowners.

    A Guide to Repairing and Maintaining Weather Stripping on Your Car

    If wind or water are getting into your car, your weather stripping could be the culprit. Here's what to do...

    5 Best Mini Chainsaws, Tested and Reviewed

    We put multiple popular mini chainsaws through a variety of everyday tasks to find the best options on the market.

    5 Tips for Moving Large Rocks, Stones and Concrete Blocks

    Avoid back injury (and mashed toes!) when moving flagstones, stone steps and other heavy materials with these pro tips.

    Choosing Among Composite Decking Brands

    Trex invented composite decking, but these days, the company has plenty of competition. Here's how four leading brands stack up...

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    How To Use a Broadcast Spreader the Right Way

    A broadcast spreader is an essential tool for taking care of your lawn.

    Atlas Lawn Mower Review: A Welcome Addition to Your Lawn-Tool Collection

    We tested the 80-volt, battery-op Atlas Lawn Mower and found it had everything we needed for our spring lawn care.

    Hack Your Car Top Carrier: Loading Tips and Safety Smarts

    Getting building materials home from the lumberyard or home center is easy if you own a pickup truck or a...

    I Tried BruMate’s MagPack—And It’s the Best Soft Cooler I’ve Tested

    I tested BruMate’s new soft cooler to tell you how it performs ahead of your springtime outings and...

    The Best Snow Blowers to Get You Through Winter

    Here are some of the best snow blowers on the market right now, as tested and reviewed by our editors.

    Can Paint Freeze? Here’s What to Know

    Left your paint in a garage or shed over winter? Here's what you need to know about why paint freezes...

    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? The Answer, According to Experts

    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...