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These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked up a pair of stylish and sleek Stoggles safety glasses and put them to the test.

 

How to Install a Dog Door

Here's an easy project for a neophyte DIYer.


How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.


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The Best Places To Buy DIY Welding Tools

Want to try your hand at welding, but not sure where to get the right equipment? Here are some of...

Harbor Freight ‘Good, Better, Best’ Tools Review

We reviewed these Harbor Freight tools through their paces and discovered we like them all. Read on for the details.


5 Drill Bit Kits We Think Every DIYer Should Have

There’s no such thing as a drill bit style that does it all. Different tasks call for different types of...

The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know

Wood screws are almost always easier to drive and less likely to split if you drill pilot holes first, especially...


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


Genius Reciprocating Saw Pro Tips That Will Save You Time and Money

A reciprocating saw is a powerful, versatile tool. We’ll show you a few tricks to help you get more out...


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How To Remove Rust from Metal

Learn three ways how to remove rust from metal and two ways to prevent rust from coming back

How Do You Know When to Replace Circular Saw Blades?

Has your circular saw been struggling to cut lately? Here's how to tell when your saw blade is dull and...


11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...


Drill Press: What It Is and When Do You Use it?

The drill press is a stationary or benchtop power tool designed to bore precise holes in wood or metal. Learn...


Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw

Use a versatile jigsaw tool to cut lumber, plywood, metal and tile.


How to Use an Angle Grinder

Angle grinders are versatile tools that can grind metal and cut tile, stucco and pavers, rout out mortar, plus they...

How to Use Tin Snips to Cut Sheet Metal

Tools and techniques for cutting sheet metal


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10 Easy Ways to Cut Metal Fast

Our best tips for getting your project done right.


Cutting Cast Iron Pipe

When cutting cast iron pipe, I used a Lenox 9 inch diamond recip saw blade that has tangs on both...


Repair Damaged Nuts and Bolts

Restore stripped threads quickly with a rethreading kit


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,...


Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

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