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

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    I Tried Anker’s Solix F3800 Portable Power Station with 240V Power

    From welding to washing clothes, we put the Anker portable power station to the test for the job site, home and camping. Here's how it worked.

    I Live in a Van, and I Swear By the Jackery Generator

    Outdoor enthusiasts will love this 500-watt portable power station that extends the life of their appliances on short trips.


    We Tried the Rocky Talkie Mountain Radio and Our Praise Is Loud and Clear

    Along 4,000 miles of roads, atop snowy mountain peaks and through a home renovation, we put our Rocky Talkies to...


    Stihl Enters the Electric Mower Market with the RMA 510 V—We Tried It

    I finally got my hands on the new Stihl RMA 510 V electric mower and put it through the testing...


    This Tire Repair Kit from TireJect Could Save You from a Roadside Emergency

    Tireject says its Emergency Tire Repair Kit is everything you need to repair a flat tire. We put that claim...

    We Tried It: Drill Doctor Drill Bit Sharpener Review

    Save money and bring dull and broken bits back to life with the Drill Doctor.


    How To Use an Electric Planer

    An electric planer shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled into...

    I Tried the EGO Cordless Two-Stage Snow Blower and I’m Sold on this Snow Clearing Beast

    I put the EGO 24-inch snow blower through a litany of tests and I was amazed at how easy it...


    The Best Hiking Gear, According to a Hiking Enthusiast and Coach

    I hike several times a week, and I'm sharing the best hiking gear in my closet.


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    What Is Primer Paint?

    Learn how primer helps you achieve a long-lasting, great-looking paint project.


    I Tried the Greenworks Cordless Snow Blower and It Made a Winter Chore Enjoyable

    I put the Greenworks 16-inch snow blower through a litany of tests and was left in awe of this small...

    The 9 Best Winter Work Gloves, Tested by Editors and Tradespeople

    Finally! A glove that will keep you warm and protected this winter.


    Drywall Screws vs. Wood Screws: How To Choose the Right One

    Drywall and wood screws are designed for different purposes. You can sometimes ask one to do the job of the...


    I’ve Been Using the Kuat Bike Rack for 3 Years, and I Recommend It to Almost Everyone

    Is it pricey? Yes, but I wish I would've paid the $630 for it sooner.


    How To Build a Drum Sander Table

    Save money by building this handy table. It's easy. We'll walk you through the steps.


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    Eggshell vs. Satin Paint: What’s the Difference?

    Ready to tackle your next paint project? Learn all about two of the most popular paint sheens.

    What To Know About Portable Power Stations

    From lawn-care tools to tile saws and welding, here's how portable power stations can make your off-grid worksite more peaceful...


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    How To Make Ice Removal Spray for Your Windshield

    Don't get frozen out this winter! A homemade deicer spray is easy to make and can get your car out...


    We Tested This Worx Snow Blower, a Cordless Model That Makes Snow Removable—Dare We Say—Enjoyable

    Turning your driveway into a winter wonderland is all fun and games until the snow-removal marathon begins. But fear not:...


    We Tried the MiHIGH Sauna Blanket, and It Creates a Relaxing, Warm Cocoon

    Prepare to get the spa experience without going to the spa. We tested the MiHIGH sauna blanket for...


    I’m an Avid Hiker, and I Wear the Altra Lone Peak Hikers for Almost Every Trail

    The Altra Lone Peak Hiker mid hiking boots quickly became my go-to kicks for hikes of almost every type, length...


    We Tried the All-New 2024 Toro TimeCutter SS4225 Zero-Turn Lawn Mower

    The Toro TimeCutter SS4225 is the revamped version of the classic zero-turn lawn mower. We tested it for ourselves.


    We Tested the 7 Best Hand Warmers for Cold Weather

    Gloves alone aren't always going to cut it, so grab one of the best hand warmers to stay cozy during...


    I Live in a Van Full Time, and I Use the Yeti Loadout GoBox Every Day

    This nearly indestructible storage box is a staple in my life as a full-time traveler. Here's how I put the...


    5 Best Portable Toilets of 2024, Tested by an Outdoorsman

    Wondering how you'll do your business on an upcoming camping or road trip? We tested the best portable toilets to...

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    Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chainsaw Review: A Powerful Saw Capable of Nearly Any Task

    With hundreds of trees on my property, I'm constantly managing growth, clearing dead trees and removing invasive species. I tested...


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    Diesel vs. Propane Generators

    As alternatives to gasoline models, diesel and propane generators offer pros and cons. Here's an in-depth comparison to help you...


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    Screws vs. Bolts: What’s the Difference?

    Screws and bolts may look alike, but they have different features and functions. Here's the lowdown on these essential fasteners.


    We Tested the Husqvarna TS 242XD, and This Riding Lawn Mower Offers Speed, Power and Fun

    We know Husqvarna makes some of the best lawn care equipment, but does that include riding mowers? Our Husqvarna TS...


    The 5 Best Biscuit Joiners, Tested and Reviewed by a Professional Woodworker

    Ready to "take the plunge" and buy a biscuit joiner? We put five leading brands to the test to find...


    The 9 Best Power Tool Brands You Should Reach for First

    In the world of home improvement, these are the best power tool brands for both homeowners and pros.