Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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    How To Cut a Screw Perfectly

    Understand all the ways to cut a screw and choose the best method for your job.

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    How To Fix a Stuck Throttle Cable on a Lawn Mower

    Lawnmower throttle cables can get stuck because of rust and grit, making it difficult to control the mower.


    I Tried the Fiskars Deluxe Stand-Up Weeder and It Didn’t Break the Bank or My Back

    Check out our Fiskars Weed-Puller review for all the dirt (hehe) you need to know about this weed annihilator.


    Ego Leaf Blower Review: I Tried It, and Here’s What You Need to Know

    We tried the cordless Ego Leaf Blower, which is 56-volt and delivers more power than most gas-powered tools.


    We Tried the All-New EcoFlow Delta Pro 3: The Battery Generator to Power Your Entire Home

    From home backup to mobile workshops and camping, we put the Delta Pro 3 power station with 240V to the...

    How To Use a Level Over Long Distances

    These tools and techniques will make it easier to level over medium and long distances with ease.

    Black+Decker Hedge Trimmer Review: We Tested This High Performance Cordless Tool

    Black and Decker's 40V cordless hedge trimmer proves low-frills and convenience are king.

    6 Best Electric Pruning Shears, Tested and Reviewed

    We tested six electric pruning shears to help buyers like you decide what is worth your investment (and what isn't).


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    Can You Get Rid of Weeds with Weed Burners?

    Discover the efficiency and eco-friendliness of weed torches for garden maintenance and weed control.


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    How To Use a Hole Saw

    Learning how to use a hole saw is essential for any DIYer interested in home improvement.


    How To Replace the Coolant Temperature Sensor in Your Car

    A faulty coolant temperature sensor can damage your engine. Here's how to tell if yours has gone bad, plus how...

    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....


    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...


    Lag Bolts vs. Structural Screws: Which One Is Best?

    Are these long, narrow structural screws really as good as the old-fashioned, meatier lag screws?


    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.