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The Family Handyman Approved Craftsman Crossline Laser Level Is a Valuable Addition to Your Toolbox

Thinking about picking up a laser level, but don't want to break the bank?  This Craftsman Crossline Laser Level may be the perfect addition to your DIY tool kit.

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8 Best Truck Tool Boxes

A truck tool box keeps your equipment safe and dry whether you're driving to the hardware store or spending all...


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10 Best Auto Mechanic Tool Boxes

Mechanic toolboxes are not just for professional auto mechanics. A sturdy toolbox helps DIYers keep their prized tool collection handy...


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How To Put Together a Toolkit for a New Homeowner

Here are the tools you'll need for easy updates, simple maintenance tasks and unexpected repairs.


No Toolbox? Here are 9 Alternatives That Really Work

You want to keep your tools organized, but with various jobs and tools for every task, keeping things in order...

11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...


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Nonprofit Helps Girls Build the World They Want to See

Girls Garage is the manifestation of Emily Pilloton's mission to 'inspire a community of fearless builder girls everywhere.'

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5 Skil Tools We Love From Amazon’s Summer Sale

Amazon is running a great sale on Skil cordless tools through Labor Day — check out our favorite picks on...


10 Basic Tools Needed for Most DIY Projects

The absolutely essential building blocks for a proper DIY toolbox.


30 Amazon Best Selling DIY Essentials Under $30

For the DIY fanatic, no project is complete without an addition to their toolbox. Here are 30 Amazon best sellers...


20 Best Tools Found on Amazon for Your Home Tool Kit

Whether you're building your first tool kit or looking to upgrade some essential items, online resources such as Amazon have...

15 Must-Have Additions to Any Homeowner’s Toolbox

Is your homeowner tool kit up to the task? Here are our recommendations for a good homeowner tool set.


Store Garden Hand Tools: Make a Handmade Toolbox

Branch handles make this a natural for your garden tools. Find step-by-step plans for making this garden toolbox below.


Reader Project: Toolbox with Radio

Turn an old toolbox into a high-tech tool box with radio combo.


24 Grilling Tools You Need This Season

Take your backyard barbecue to a whole new level with these 25 must-have grilling tools. From high-tech to quirky to...


Seriously Cheap Magnetic Toolbox Labels

Stop the guesswork and know where everything is with magnetic toolbox labels.

10 Expertly Efficient Workshop Tools Every DIYer Should Own

Find out why you need these in your toolbox ASAP. These are the products our editors and DIY gurus are...


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The Best Drill Bits for Your Toolbox

See why we fell in love with some of the best drill bits out there.


No Toolbox? Here are 8 Alternatives That Really Work

You want to keep your tools organized, but with various jobs and tools for every task, keeping things in order...


10 Incredible Drill Hacks You Need to Know

Your drill is more versatile than you think. Check out these clever hacks for your humble drill.


Get a Well-Lit Toolbox

Bring your tools out of the dark with a cooler light


PVC Hack: Adjustable Table Height

This PVC hack will make working on crafts or in the shop a lot easier


‘The Price is Right’ Tool Caddy

When working on small home projects, I’d fill my hands and pockets with assorted tools so the right tool was...


Repair Damaged Nuts and Bolts

Restore stripped threads quickly with a rethreading kit

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10 Smart and Practical Uses for Rubber Bands That Actually Work

You'll never look at a simple rubber band the same way again! Check out these ingenious hacks and practical uses...


It’s Elementary: Teaching Kids to DIY

With a little extra time and a can-do attitude, kids can DIY too!


DIY Quiz: What is This Tool Used For?

Do you think you know a lot about tools? Here's your chance to prove it! Answer ten multiple choice questions...