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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 Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

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Our Favorite Sliding Miter Saw

This sliding miter saw from Harbor Freight stands toe-to-toe with the big boys and it should with a name like...


Deals We Love: Miter Saws

Whether you're a weekend woodworker or a professional contractor, you know the value of a quality miter saw.


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3 Common Tools Taken to the Next Level

You'll reach for these convenient tools over and over again!


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.

2018 Best in DIY – What to Look for in a Cordless Circular Saw

We’ve used cordless circular saws for years and love them. With battery and motor technology improving rapidly, we wondered if...


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.

Two Essential Saw Cutting Guides

Ensure straight cuts with these two, simple cutting guides.


How to Make a DIY Bread Box

Back in the day, people stored their bread in a special box in the kitchen or pantry. Relive those days...


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Best Scroll Saws for 2020

Here are 8 great scroll saws. Find the one that provides the level of detail you need for your next...


How to Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

Here's a quick and easy project to manage messes and spills.

How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

Need a DIY idea for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.


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Stuff We Love: The Skateplate Saw Guide

Get table saw capacity for your circular saw with this well-designed accessory.


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How to Build a 2-in-1 Coffee/Dining Table

A coffee table that becomes a dining table or a...


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How to Winterize a Chainsaw

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


Deals We Love: Cordless Hand Tools

Work faster and more efficiently with the added convenience and reliable power of these cordless tools.

The Best Reciprocating Saws

These versatile saws cut through all types of materials and make quick work of many tasks. Here are the best...


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What Is a Chop Saw?

A chop saw (a.k.a. a miter saw) is a power tool made especially for accurate crosscutting of trim and lumber...


What Is a Scroll Saw?

The scroll saw is an important tool for any wood or metal worker who wants to add a personal creative...


How to Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug

How to remove a stuck cleanout plug to get at a clog in a drain pipe


Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw

Use a versatile jigsaw tool to cut lumber, plywood, metal and tile.


Woodworking: Techniques to Cut Circles With a Band Saw

Cut clean, smooth circles with your bandsaw


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How to Build a Desktop Catapult

Build this awesome desktop catapult with leftover wood, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. Your inner child will...


How to Build a Whirligig

Folk art whirligigs fashioned from scraps of wood and metal have been popular for hundreds of years. In fact, George...

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DIY Picture Frame With Mitered Corners

Watch this video and learn how to make do it yourself picture frames with eight flawless mitered corners in less...


How to Build a Box With a Band Saw

Make a simple gift box from a single block of wood


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Savvy Sawhorse Table Tips

How to make sawhorses the most useful tools in your arsenal.


6 Woodworking Projects You Can Make with Just a Jigsaw

A jigsaw is one of the most useful tools in your shop. It can take any curve you throw at...


22 Handy Hints for Getting the Most Out of Your Miter Saw

A miter saw is a must for any home workshop, and these seriously smart tips and tricks will show you...


Get Precise Circular Saw Cuts With This Simple Hack

In less than a minute you can get precise cuts with your circular saw.