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Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo Demon 24-tooth circular saw blade.

 

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Give Your Bathroom a New Look with Family Handyman Approved Aura Bath & Spa Paint

Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...


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This Family Handyman Approved Paint Brush Makes Cutting in Easy

Looking for a sleek paint brush that can be used with any paint or stain?  Look no further than the...


How To Use A Stud Finder

Hang pictures with confidence by finding the stud you’ve been looking for.


Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

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

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Drywall Anchors: What To Know Before You Buy

Drywall anchors allow you to hang items safely and securely without having to locate studs.


DIY Home Inspection Tools

Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home

12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints

Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints


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29 Painting Tool Hacks To Get Your Projects Rolling

Whether you’re changing the color of your walls, polishing jewelry or ripping a long board, these painting tool hacks will...


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Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle

Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Our pro taper shares his three-day, step-by-step taping routine. He gave us some great tips that will help you end...


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Secrets to Using and Preserving Paint Brushes and Rollers

Old paint and paint brushes don't do well together .Follow these secrets from the pros for how to use paint...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time


How to Repair a Drywall Crack

Make unsightly flaws in your walls disappear.

How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet with Doors

Steal a few feet from the end of your bedroom and add a wall-to-wall closet with doors. Here are the...


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How to Tape Drywall

A color-coded guide to flat, smooth, perfect walls.


Who Remembers This Iconic Tool Brand?

For 90 years this esteemed brand name was synonymous with quality manufacturing, affordable pricing, and an almost legendary lifetime warranty....


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Wet Sanding Drywall

Choose drywall and try wet sanding to reduce the dust


How to Use Powder Actuated Tools

Powder actuated tools (PAT) are a powerful way to attach wood to concrete and concrete block. Here's how to use...


Really Fast Hanger Hook Installation

Add a hanger hook quickly with a drill and an eyebolt


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How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

Fit woodwork perfectly to even the waviest walls with an inexpensive compass.


Reciprocating Saw Uses and Tips

The ultimate remodeling tool—with attitude

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Use Aluminum Mesh for Fast Drywall Repair

An aluminum screen simplifies hole repair in walls


Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!


How to Install Towel Bars and Hooks on Fiberglass Tub and Shower Surrounds

Toggle bolts solve tricky mounting problems on thin plastic walls.


Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out


The Most Essential Painting Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

If you're painting walls and ceilings, having the proper tools is the key to efficient, polished results. You don't need...