Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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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 tools for the job.

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...


10 Savvy Hacks for Your Shoes

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


15 Things You Should Think Twice About Donating

Donating unwanted items to a local thrift store is a fantastic way to reclaim space in your home, donate to...

Pro-Approved Construction Gear and Jobsite Accessories

Construction is hard: hard on clothes, hard on gear, and hard on people. Here are some great tips that will...


8 Things Professional Housecleaners Do in their Homes Every Day

Ever wonder how some people never have mountainous piles of dishes in the sink, grime on the fridge handles or...

24 Clever Uses for Plastic Bags You Have Lying Around the House

Not just for toting lunch, these handy items are helpful to have around the kitchen and home.


12 Back-to-School Essentials Every Kid Will Need During a Pandemic

Learn which products, tools and gear will help protect your child against coronavirus if they are heading back to school...


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30 Products DIYers Shouldn’t Pass Up at Costco

In a trip to Costco, you can stock your workshop with necessities like paper towels and trash bags, but you...


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...

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How to Clean White Shoes

You'll thank us for these genius and easy tips for how to clean white shoes. Read on to learn how...


How To Sharpen Tools

Tips and gear for keeping your tools at their sharpest.


13 Ideas for Fishing and Hunting Gear Storage

Have your fishing and hunting gear organized with these awesome fishing and hunting gear storage options


A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...


French Cleat Tool Holder Building Tips

Once you build a French Cleat tool wall, you need to start adding tools. Most tool holders take less than...

10 Tips to Master Home Appliance Repair

Fixing your appliances, instead of calling in a pro, is cost-effective, time-saving and often allows you to extend the life...


10 Hacks to Try If You’re Always Losing Things Around the House

It's been estimated that we spend 153 days in our lifetime looking for stuff, according to a study conducted by...


Automotive Accessories, Tips and Tools You Need to Know About

Expert advice on repair, maintenance and gear.


Build Your Own Melamine Closet Organizer

From anarchy to order in a weekend! Melamine panels make it easy. Build your own white closet organization system with...


No Snowblower? This is the Best Way to Shovel Your Driveway

Grab your shovel, lace up your boots and put on those gloves. This is the best way to shovel snow...


Cleaning Tips to Reduce Household Dust

Studies show that the average six-room home in the United States collects 40 lbs. of dust each year. Sounds impressively...


11 Great Tips for DIY Car Body Repair

Do you prefer to work on your car yourself? Do you like the idea of being able to fix a...


Reader Project: 2 Slick Miter Saw Stand Accessories

"I used to cut something at my miter saw stand, and then take my tape measure and pencil elsewhere in...

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Safety Glasses/Earplugs Combo

Here’s a good way to keep your vision and hearing protection together.


Safety Gear Every DIYer Should Own

As an avid DIYer, you have the necessary tools, but do you have the proper safety gear? Whether you like...


15 Tips for Storing Your Winter Sports Gear

Whether you strap on the skis for a trip down the mountain or lace up your skates for a game...


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...


Tips for Replacing Vacuum Filters

Bagless vacuums need frequent filter changes


Table Saw Tips and Tricks

Make cleaner, safer and straighter cuts with easy-to-make accessories and jigs for your table saw.