Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

How to Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

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


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Choosing the Best Jigsaw

We analyzed the top eight brands of jigsaws. Take a look at what we found.


Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw

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


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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...


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...

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Saturday Morning Workshop: Portable Laptop Computer Stand

Make this ingenious, compact laptop stand in an hour with only a jigsaw, a drill, sandpaper and $10 in materials.


Tear Out-Saving Tape

Greatly reduce tear out from a jigsaw cut by simply using tape.


Simple Jigsaw Guide

Jig saw guides don't have to be complicated


Improve Your Jigsaw Cuts

Attempting to cut a dark wood? No Problem! You can improve your jigsaw cuts by using painters tape as a...

How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.


Backward Jigsaw

An opening for an electrical outlet in the cabinet back directly below a breakfast bar was close to the counter...


Structural Screws vs. Lag Screws

Are these new, wimpy-looking structural screws really as good as the old-fashioned, meatier lag screws?


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet


Build a Victorian Screen House

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

How to Make a Stool With a Jigsaw

Glue-and-screw furniture can look awesome! Make a matching side table and foot stool using a jigsaw.


Jigsaw Essentials: How to Get The Most Out of Your Jigsaw

Tips for smoother, cleaner, more accurate cuts with your jigsaw.