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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

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Should You Buy or Rent a Tiller for Your Garden?

Tillers are tremendously useful tools for home gardeners. But tilling is not an everyday task. So is it better to...


Honda Launches Bluetooth App for Generators

The app gives users more control over their generators and deeper insight into how they operate.


Reddit Users Share Their Hysterical Robot Fails

They're supposed to make life more carefree, but sometimes robot devices cause mayhem. These robot fails will make you laugh,...


15 Tools You Didn’t Know You Can Buy at Costco

You may head to Costco to stock up on pantry staples and other supplies, but did you know they carry...

27 Coolest Cordless Tools For Your Collection

These battery powered tools will blow you away.


15 Things Your Neighbors Want You to Stop Doing

It's not big deal to you, but your neighbors are rolling their eyes!

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3 Pro-Quality Products All DIYers Should Have at Home

For homeowners that like to get their hands dirty with a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects, add these products to...


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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.


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Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


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What to Know About Lawn Mower Spark Plugs

Gas-powered lawn mowers need spark plug maintenance. Learn how to change, remove and clean your spark plugs to keep your...

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Weed Whacker Buying Guide

From ease of use to cutting versatility and maintenance, here's everything you need to know about buying a weed whacker.


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Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators

It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...


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Tips for Maintaining Your Chainsaw

Want to keep your super-useful chainsaw running as long as possible? Follow these chainsaw maintenance tips to maximize your saw's...


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How to Lubricate a Chainsaw With Oil

Unless you understand both types of chainsaw oil and how to use them, your chainsaw won't work properly for long....


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8 Most Common Lawn Tractor Repairs

If you own a lawn tractor, a.k.a. a riding lawn mower, knowing how to make these eight common repairs can...

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Why Is There Oil On My Spark Plugs?

Got a two-stroke engine running rough or not at all? Oil could be the problem. If you're wondering why there's...


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What Are the Signs That a Spark Plug Is Bad?

Having trouble with an engine that won't start or runs rough? A bad spark plug could be the culprit. Here's...


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


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How to Winterize a 2-stroke Outboard Motor

Get your boat motor ready for winter storage.


How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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13 Awesome Human-Powered Snow Removal Tools

If you live in a snowy climate you've probably removed your fair share of snow, but do you have the...


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Should I Buy a Snow Blower or Hire a Snow Removal Service?

Deciding between buying a snow blower or hiring a snow removal service? Consider the pros and cons so you can...

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Lawn Aerator Buying Guide

What if you owned a lawn aerator? Would you aerate your lawn more often if all you had to do...


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How to Winterize a Chainsaw

Keep your chainsaw in tip-top shape during the winter off-season


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Winterizing Outdoor Equipment

Mowers, chainsaws, blowers — your outdoor power equipment needs to be prepared for winter if you want good performance next...


15 Tips to Prevent Tools From Getting Stolen

Power tool theft is on the rise because thieves no longer need a pawnshop to get rid of stolen goods;...


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How to Get Your Lawn Mower Ready for Spring

A little maintenance twice a year pays off with longer, more reliable lawn mower performance. The work isn't difficult and...


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Is Your Snow Blower Ready for the First Big Dump?

The season's first big snowstorm could be just days or weeks away. Get your snow blower ready for the season's...