Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.

How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.


Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time

5 Types of Drywall All DIYers Should Know About

Drywall, aka plasterboard, wallboard, gypsumboard or Sheetrock (a brand name), is actually a lot more interesting than you might think....


How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.

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Wet Sanding Drywall

Choose drywall and try wet sanding to reduce the dust


The Best Way To Clean Your Drywall Knives

Try this simple little trick next time your drywall knife is clogged up with mud.


5 Helpful Tools for Hanging Drywall

These five handy tools will help you install drywall much faster and better.


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20 Tips for Working with Drywall

We've hung and patched and primed and finished our fair share of drywall. Check out this compilation of tips for...