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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 Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an air compressor you can do the job yourself and save the service fee.

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...


Car Part Shortage Continues to Bog Down the Auto Market

A computer chip shortage is complicating things for automobile dealers and buyers. Learn more here.


15 Tools You Didn’t Know You Can Buy at Costco

You may head to Costco to stock up on pantry staples and other supplies, but did you know they carry...


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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...

The Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.


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When and Where to Rent a Lawn Aerator

Renting an aerator is a great way to ensure a healthier lawn. Here's a guide for picking the lawn aerator...

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Should You Buy or Rent a Garden Tiller?

Tillers are tremendously useful tools for home gardeners. But tilling is not an everyday task. So is it better to...


12 Products Under $100 That’ll Last You a Lifetime

You don't have to spend a fortune for quality products backed with a lifetime warranty. From cookware to knives, backpacks...


Join Harbor Freight’s Inside Track Club to Save Even More Money!

Join Harbor Freight's Inside Track Club to Save Money


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3 Ways for Woodworkers to Save Money

Woodworking can be one expensive hobby. High-quality blades, sanding belts and router bits are costly—and worth every penny. Here are...

10 Savvy Hacks for Your Shoes

These seriously clever shoe hacks will have you jumping for joy!


12 Things Ace Hardware Employees Won’t Tell You

Ace Hardware delivers quality materials in convenient locations. But savvy shoppers know there are always tricks to get a little...


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20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.


21 Tools We Bought On Black Friday Last Year

Keep an eye out for Black Friday deals like these too-good-to-resist deals we snatched up last year.


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...

24 Clever Uses for Plastic Bags You Have Lying Around the House

Not just for toting lunch, these handy items are helpful to have around the kitchen and home.


8 Kirkland Items You Probably Shouldn’t Be Buying at Costco

You'll probably find better deals on paper products elsewhere.


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30 Products DIYers Shouldn’t Pass Up at Costco

In a trip to Costco, you can stock your workshop with necessities like paper towels and trash bags, but you...


8 Home Improvement Deals You Can Snatch Up Before Memorial Day

If you’re champing at the bit to get your outdoor projects started, now is the time! And your favorite home...


10 Secrets for Saving Money on Tools

Don't break the bank, just be smart! Here are 10 insider secrets for stretching your dollar when it comes to...


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


Rent Outdoor Power Equipment and Save Money

Rental tools that save time and toil