Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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    These Wood Turning Tools Will Elevate Your Woodworking Game

    If you're interested in learning wood turning or upgrading your existing tools, give this Family Handyman Approved wood turning tool...


    8 Garage Bike Storage Products to Organize Your Space

    These easy solutions will keep your bike safe and protected from the elements.


    10 Apartment Door Security Tools That Won’t Break the Bank

    Sleep soundly at night knowing your home is safe from intruders.


    This Mop and Broom Holder Instantly Declutters Your Cleaning Closet or Garage

    Never lean your broom against a wall again! This wall-mounted tool holder is about to organize your life.


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    Unclog Drains with Ease Using This Power Drum Auger

    Don't waste your money on a plumber. Instead try this inexpensive, easy-to-use Family Handyman Approved power drum auger.


    What’s In My Toolbox? A Pro Electrician’s Essential Tools

    An apprentice electrician shares a look at some of her favorite tools.


    CPSC Warning: Carbon Monoxide Deaths Due To Generators

    One portable generator can produce the same amount of carbon monoxide as hundreds of cars. The CPSC underscores the danger...


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    Utility Vehicles Are an Essential Part of a Landowner’s Toolkit

    If you own a large piece of property, a utility vehicle, tractor or brush cutter can make so many chores...

    DeWalt Recalling 1.4 Million Miter Saws Amid Safety Concerns

    DeWalt has recalled three miter saw models due to a defective safety guard. Find out if this recall affects you,...


    11 Tools You Should Rent vs. Buy

    Every DIYer should have a tool collection, but some are too big, costly or task-specific to buy. Here's a list...


    Five Rental Tools Every Homeowner Should Know About

    From small repair projects to major home improvement updates, having the right tools makes it possible to tackle any DIY...


    Who Makes My Tools?

    Curious about who makes the tools we use to fix up our homes? The answers can be elusive. We'll look...


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    This Is Our Favorite Tape Measure

    Whether you're a DIYer or a professional, this innovative Family Handyman Approved tape measure belongs in your tool box.


    What to Know About a Subcompact Tractor

    With long-running diesel engines and chassis made for chores, tractors are workhorses for any landowner. If you measure your property...


    How to Build an Infrared Sauna

    Get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.


    This Rolling Toolbox Is the Perfect Companion for Any Job

    Keep ALL the tools you need for any job in one place with this Family Handyman Approved rolling tower from...


    A Handy Guide to the Different Types of Motor Oil

    Motor oil is confusing and using the wrong type can result in costly engine damage. Here we'll explain the types...

    How to Build a Portable Sauna

    DIY a portable sauna? No sweat.


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    Cut Through Yard Work with This Stihl Cordless Pruning Saw

    Kiss those hand-cramping pruners, shears and loopers goodbye. Try this Family Handyman Approved battery operated pruner instead.


    Greenhouses & Acreage

    The projects and features in our greenhouse and acreage package are a modernized take on living on and with the...


    Here’s an Easy Way to Draw a Perfect Circle with Your Tape Measure

    A screw, tape measure and pencil are all you need to draw a perfect circle.


    How to Recess Hinges on a Door

    Learn how to mortise door hinges using a router.


    How to Mill and Dry Lumber Yourself

    Two affordable chain saw attachments make it possible.

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    Say Goodbye to Foggy Headlights with This DIY Restoration Kit

    If your headlights could use some freshening up, give this Family Handyman Approved headlight restoration kit a try.


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    Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

    Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.


    The Best Multitool for Big Jobs? Check Out the Zippo AxeSaw

    This Family Handyman Approved multi-tool is the master of the campground, the yard and more!


    7 Essential Tips for Lawn Tractor Maintenance

    Follow these pro tips for faster and better lawn tractor maintenance and tubeless tire repair. Good maintenance will prevent expensive...


    How To Choose the Best E-Bike Conversion Kit for Your Bike

    Whether you're dreaming of commuting without sweating or just want to use less gas, here's how to choose which e-bike...


    Metabo Nailed It with This Cordless Air Compressor

    Experience the freedom of running air tools without being tied to a wall with this Family Handyman Approved cordless air...