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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 Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.

Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


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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....


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


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Stuff We Still Love: Pipe Wrench, Doweling Jig and Glue Gun

These three classic tools are as relevant today as when they first appeared on our pages decades ago.

Height-Adjustable Sawhorse

This sawhorse will help you work with longer boards on every power tool in your shop. It’s made from good...


DIY Drain Snake

Unclog a drain with a clever repurposing of woven wire and a drill


PVC Hack: Curvy Sanding Tools

Cut short pieces of PVC pipe lengthwise to make contour sanders for convex and concave surfaces. (It cuts easily with...


Cutting Cast Iron Pipe

When cutting cast iron pipe, I used a Lenox 9 inch diamond recip saw blade that has tangs on both...