Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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    8 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...


    Premium Tool Gift Ideas that any DIYer will Love

    Has the DIYer in your life been extra good this year? Does your DIYer only spend time and money on...


    5 Ways to Use a Drill to Speed Up Food Prep

    Whether you're short on time or just want to have some fun with your power tools in the kitchen, here...


    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...


    Carving Pumpkins With Power Tools This Halloween

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


    Upgrade Your Grill: BBQ Tools & Grill Accessories

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


    Drywall Finishing with Setting-Type Joint Compound

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


    Choosing the Right Paint Sheen

    Check out these tips for choosing paint sheen.


    Planing rough-sawn lumber with a jointer and planer

    Flattening and squaring up rough stock opens all kinds of possibilities.


    Quick Way to Stir Paint

    This simple tool makes things easy.


    Why you can’t reuse some automotive fasteners

    A few extra bucks is easy insurance against a part failure later on.


    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...


    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


    Rosin Paper Workbench Cover

    Build this handy paper holder at one end of your workbench


    Best Car Wax Buffers and Polishers of 2022

    Want to wax or polish your vehicle, but not sure which tool is right for the job? Check out our...


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    8 Leaf Blowers We Love

    Shopping for a leaf blower? Here's a list of great picks for every need, including something for every budget.


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    11 Best Leaf Rakes of 2022

    Some rakes are better suited to certain tasks than others. Learn about different types of leaf rakes — and which...


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    Leaf Mulchers: What to Know Before You Buy

    A leaf mulcher can make quick work of seasonal yard cleanup. Here's a look at how they work and how...