Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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    10 Types of Rakes and Their Uses

    Roof rakes, leaf rakes, pond rakes and more. Here's our expert guide to knowing which ones you need and what...


    8 Best Golf Bag Garage Storage Ideas to Keep Your Clubs Organized

    If golf is your game, you've likely got a lot of gear. Find your ultimate solution with our list of...


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    What Is a Car Diagnostic Scanner and Do I Need One?

    If your check engine light is on, you may save time and money by identifying the problem yourself with a...


    Our Favorite Editor-Tested Merrell Hiking Shoes for Every Type of Terrain

    These boots are made for walking—on the trail, that is! Each of these picks for the best Merrell hiking shoes...


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    How To Properly Coil a Garden Hose

    Tame even the most unruly garden hose into a tidy bundle with this flip trick.


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    How to Load a Caulk Gun

    Follow these steps and you'll be caulking that drafty window in no time.


    The 6 Best Epoxy Options for Protecting Garage Floors

    That basic slab of concrete in your garage is a stain and scuff magnet. Here are products in the running...


    We Tried the North Face Base Camp Gear Box – Your Ideal Adventure Partner

    This versatile gear box is collapsible, stackable, water-resistant and durable—what more could you ask for?

    We Tried the Craftsman Electric Lawn Mower, a Riding Mower for Tight Spaces

    Ready to take the plunge and go battery-powered? We tested the Craftsman electric lawn mower–here’s what we thought.


    The 20 Best Men’s Gifts on Amazon That’ll Arrive in No Time

    Have a guy who's difficult to shop for? These men's gifts on Amazon will get a five-star rating from your...


    Alpicool C20 Portable Car Freezer: Your Road Trip’s Best Friend (We Tried It!)

    Meet the Alpicool fridge, a camping-friendly accessory that keeps almost any food or drink item at the right...


    CobraHead vs. Grampa’s Weeder: Which Gardening Tool Is Right for You?

    To see which is the best weeding tool, we put the long-handle CobraHead weeder and cultivator and Grampa's Weeder against...


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    How to Use a Caulk Gun

    Learn how to caulk like a pro!


    Chill Out with the 12 Best Yeti Cooler Accessories

    Take your camping trips to the next level with these 14 innovative Yeti cooler accessories.


    Behr’s 2024 Color of the Year Is Here–And It’s the Bold Color of Your Dreams

    Embrace all-things cozy and bold with the help of Cracked Pepper, Behr's 2024 Color of the Year.


    Review of the Yeti Roadie 48: A Tall, Durable, and Rollable Cooler (We Tried it!)

    We tested the Yeti Roadie 48 to see how much it holds, how long it keeps things cold...


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    Why Is It So Hard to Make Affordable Tools in America?

    Searching for and finding American-made tools can be a challenge. Here's why.

    The 5 Best Emergency Radios Should Be the Next Addition to Your Survival Kit

    Whether you're a camper or prepper, be prepared for any situation that arises with the best emergency radio.


    The 9 Best Yeti Products Our Editors Tested and Loved

    People love Yeti coolers and drinkware—and for good reasons: They’re durable, and they perform. But with so many options from...


    The 5 Best Saw Horses for Woodworking and DIY Projects

    The best saw horse is an indispensable part of the workshop, a quality one provides a stable workstation.


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    Grampa’s Weeder: The Ultimate Tool for Effortless Weed Removal

    While gardening is a form of therapy for me, the weeds are discouraging and overwhelming. But after trying...


    The 6 Best Windshield Repair Kits to Avoid a Trip to the Shop

    When a rock gets lodged into your windshield, you need a repair kit on-hand for the job. Here are six...


    The 5 Best Creeper Seats to Make Automotive and Workshop Projects Easier

    Stay comfortable and organized while working on a range of jobs with a creeper seat.

    The 8 Best Bench Vises, According to a Professional Woodworker

    The best bench vise for your workshop has the right features to make every DIY project easier.


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    What To Know About Low-VOC vs. No-VOC Paint

    Wondering about the difference between Low-VOC and No-VOC paint? You're not alone! We break down the essentials and help you...


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    What Is Backdrop Paint?

    The trendy paint company has taken over the internet—but is it worth all the hype?


    Merrell Hydro Moc Water Shoe Review: Unisex Pick, Beats Crocs

    The Merrell water shoes, called Hydro Moc, are among the trusted hiking brand’s bestsellers for a reason. Here’s...


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    Steel Wool Comes in 8 Different Grades—Here’s How to Use Each One

    From wiping windows to scrubbing cast iron, there's no task steel wool can't handle.


    Yeti Just Launched New Colors: Cosmic Lilac and Camp Green

    Snag these limited-edition shades before they sell out!