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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 Customize Garage Cabinets for More Storage

Our garages are multitaskers. Vehicle storage, workshop, tool organizer and hangout space for friends and family. For this garage to serve all those purposes, it must be highly organized. I customized two typical kitchen cabinets for maximum storage.

Father’s Day Deals for the DIY Dad

Give your DIY dad or father figure something he can't live without! He'll love the gift and you'll love the...


Harbor Freight ‘Good, Better, Best’ Tools Review

We reviewed these Harbor Freight tools through their paces and discovered we like them all. Read on for the details.


Lowe’s Unveils New ‘Flex’ Power Tools for Pros

Lowe's latest battery platform promises powerful, fast tools for pros.


Deal of the Week: Titanium Drill Bit Set

Harbor Freight is offering 85 percent off their best-selling titanium drill bit set. Check out this deal ASAP!

5 Common Tools Taken to the Next Level

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


5 Drill Bit Kits We Think Every DIYer Should Have

There’s no such thing as a drill bit style that does it all. Different tasks call for different types of...

The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know

Wood screws are almost always easier to drive and less likely to split if you drill pilot holes first, especially...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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


How to Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

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


How to Install an Outdoor Security Camera

We'll walk you through the simple DIY and tech involved.

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Deals We Love: Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Combo

Some of the biggest names in power tools partnered with The Home Depot for a month of savings.


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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...


Deals We Love: Kobalt Tools

Lowe's house brand, Kobalt, has been a steadfast competitor in hand and power tools since 1998.


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Stuff We Love: Stuff We Still Love

We searched through 70 years of tool and product reviews to find our favorite stuff that has stood the test...


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Impact Drill: What It Is and When Do You Use it?

Impact drills, better known as impact drivers, are handheld tools designed to drive screws fast. We're here to help you...

Drill Press: What It Is and When Do You Use it?

The drill press is a stationary or benchtop power tool designed to bore precise holes in wood or metal. Learn...


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Top Cordless Drill Drivers for 2020

A cordless drill is one of the tools you'll grab the most. Use this guide help you find the one...


Right Angle Drill: What It Is and When Do You Use It?

A right angle drill isn't a tool you'll see in every kit, so you may be surprised to learn just...


Drill Hack for Easy Eye Hook Removal

Check out this tip for easily removing eye hooks...your thumbs will thank you.


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Find the Best Hole Saw: Milwaukee Big Hawg Hole Cutter Review

Milwaukee's Big Hawg Hole Cutter can do some big things.


10 Incredible Drill Hacks You Need to Know

Innovations like extended-life batteries, variable speeds controls, and keyless chucks have made the humble drill one of the most useful...


15 Essential Hole Saw Smarts Every DIYer Should Know

Our best hole saw tips for getting your project done right.


Why You Should Never Use Chrome-Plated Sockets with an Impact Driver

Have you ever chucked a chrome-plated socket into an impact gun or cordless impact driver to tighten a nut or drive...

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Why We Love Impact Drivers

Impact drivers are one of the coolest tool inventions of the last few decades.


How to Make a Guide-Hole Drill Bit

When you have to drill through closed-up ceiling or wall cavities to run telephone...


Cordless Drill Holster

Make a nifty cordless drill holster by screwing a 45-degree 4-in. PVC elbow ($3) to the side of your workbench.


Hole-Saw Drum Sander

Sanding the inside of a hole or curved surface can be difficult. To simplify that task, insert a 1/4 x...


How to Make a Hole Saw Last Longer

Stuff your hole saw with a moist rag.


Pick the Right Bit Fast

Having trouble selecting the perfect-size drill bit for a particular bolt shaft?