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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 Build Workbenches: 4 Knockdown Designs

      4 space-saving designs that set up in seconds.


      Top 10 Chainsaw Tips

      Chain saws are handy, hard-working tools. They can also be unwieldy and dangerous. These are our favorite tips for safe...


      The Most Essential Painting Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

      If you're painting walls and ceilings, having the proper tools is the key to efficient, polished results. You don't need...


      Install Mosaic Tile

      In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...


      12 Gift Ideas for Kids Who Like DIY

      If you're looking for gifts to buy for a budding DIYer, future electrician, wannabe mechanic, dabbling woodworker, or would-be handyman,...


      Make a Shoe Rack with Modern Style

      Here's how to make a trendy, modern ladder shelf for your entry with just $35 worth of supplies and only...


      11 Cordless Tool Gift Ideas for DIYers

      Shopping for a handyman or DIYer? If he or she has expressed an interest in cutting the cord, you've come...


      Comfortable, Rugged Workwear

      For my latest weekend projects, I wore a pair of Gridflex canvas work pants, Gridworks 8-inch waterproof safety-toe work boots...

      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...


      Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools

      Want to have some fun with your power tools this Halloween? Put them to use carving pumpkins! You just might...


      Metal Roofing Catches On in Mainstream Neighborhoods

      Metal roofing is for more than just new homes.


      Upgrade Your Grill: BBQ Tools & Grill Accessories

      5 great products to help you cook better and faster—and take it on the road!


      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...


      It’s Elementary: Teaching Kids to DIY

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


      Garage Organization: Finding Space on High

      How to store stuff high in your garage.


      Drywall Finishing with Setting-Type Joint Compound

      Here's why it's worth it to use setting drywall compound.

      How to Use a Bandsaw: Essential Bandsaw Tips & Tricks

      Anyone can figure out how to cut simple curves with a bandsaw. But these tips, from a seasoned bandsaw expert,...


      There’s a Blade for That: The Many Types of Reciprocating Saw Blades

      There's a reciprocating saw blade for cutting just about anything you can think of. There are also other attachments, which...


      22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools

      We've all done it: When the right tool for the job isn't nearby-or doesn't exist-we do the best we can...


      Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

      13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!


      Pressure Washer Maintenance and Tips

      We talked to a few power washer fanatics and several manufacturers to learn the best tips for using and maintaining...

      How to Get The Most Out of Your Jigsaw

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


      Best Air Tools for Automotive work

      You'll get more jobs done faster-and better-by expanding your collection of air tools. Air tools speed up auto work and...


      Mini Classic DIY Workbench for Kids

      Because every kid needs their own workspace


      Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

      Use these clever tricks to work faster and better


      Great Goofs: A Cut Below The Rest

      Don't cut wood on a wood floor.