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Take care of your home and yard with the latest outdoor power equipment; lawn mowers, snow blowers, chainsaws, pressure washers, air compressors, generators.

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How to Choose a Small Air Compressor

Small air compressors are convenient and can be highly useful in a lot of DIY situations. Here's your guide to choosing the best one.

How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

Build this footstool and gain a perfect place to stow your stuff.


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How to Easily Clean an Outdoor Rug

Your outdoor rug should be cleaned just like an indoor rug or carpet. Here’s how to do it.


Should You Rake Leaves or Just Leave Them?

Is raking up your leaves and taking them to the dump really the best course of action?


How to Pressure Wash Your Car

Here's how to pressure wash your car without damaging it.

How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


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...

How to Pressure Wash a Deck

Bring new life to your aging deck for less than $300.


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


How To Turn Your Truck Into An Inverter Generator (VIDEO)

Watch this video to learn one pro's solution to the portable power problem.


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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.

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Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


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How to Test a Spark Plug to See If It’s Working

Every small gasoline engine has a spark plug, and this key component requires periodic inspection and testing. Learn how to...


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How to Clean a Small-Engine Spark Plug

All small engines have a spark plug, and cleaning spark plugs from time to time helps keep your equipment running...


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


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How to Winterize a 2-stroke Outboard Motor

Get your boat motor ready for winter storage.

How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!


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A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Lawn Mower

How to pick the perfect lawn mower match for your property and your comfort level.


How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


Generator Maintenance Tips

Manufacturers and repair pros share tips to avoid the most common mistakes.


How to Keep Your Garage Floor Dry All Winter Long

Keep your garage floor dry by placing your snowblower on top of this common household item.


22 Yard Tools You Should Get Your Hands On This Fall

Fall yard work can be a pain in the...everything! Make your outdoor chores much easier with these incredibly handy tools.

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How and When to Change Oil in a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


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How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


Running Compressed Air Lines in a Shop

Not all pipe can handle high-pressure air


Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blade

An angle grinder makes quick work of this dirty job.


How to Repair a Lawn Mower Pull Cord

Replace a broken starter rope in a half hour.