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Dive into your next project with the right hand tools for the job – pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets and more.

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We Tried This Multi-Tool That Stashes on the Back of Your Phone

A multi-tool that attaches to your phone! We gave this novel idea and all its components a try.

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Upgrade Your Garage with This Family Handyman Approved DeWalt Socket Wrench Set

If you're like me and would rather DIY your car or small engine maintenance, check out this compact and durable...


8 Best Allen Wrench Sets

A full set of Allen wrenches will prepare you to deal with any size hex fastener you may come across.


What To Know About Claw Hammers

Claw hammers can pull nails as well as pound them. They're as useful around the house for DIY projects as...


9 Tips and Tricks for Using Your Pry Bar

Make sure you're using your pry bar properly!

What To Know About Carpet Knives

A carpet knife is essential for any job involving carpet, and it's good for other DIY projects as well. Here's...


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What To Know About Adjustable Spanner Wrenches

A monkey wrench is an adjustable spanner wrench, but not necessarily vice versa. Find out the difference and why you...

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8 Best Electric Screwdrivers

A cross between a power drill and a screwdriver, the best electric screwdrivers are compact, easy to use and versatile....


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7 Best Framing Hammers

The best framing hammers, with their long handles, let you create the force needed to sink large nails. Here are...


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The Best Wire Strippers of 2022

Put away the knife and grab a pair of wire strippers to prepare those electrical wires for connection. Here's a...


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The Best Ratcheting Wrench Sets

With the right ratcheting wrench set, you can tackle a wide range of tightening tasks quickly and easily.

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7 Best Torque Wrenches

Torque wrenches make it easy to precisely tighten bolts, nuts and screws with confidence. Here's a collection of top picks.


11 Brilliant Ways to Use Pliers

Who knew that pliers could do all these things?


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10 Types of Hammers

Hammers are for pounding, but they don't all pound the same things. Know the types of hammers out there so...


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10 Screwdriver Types Every Toolbox Should Have

Every DIYer's toolbox needs screwdrivers, but which ones? Here's a rundown of the screwdriver types you're most likely to need...


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12 Woodworking Hand Tools

Woodworking requires many tools without any cords or batteries. Here are the essential hand tools for successful woodworking projects.

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Homeowner’s Guide To Strap Wrenches

Have you ever been frustrated trying to get a grip on a pipe or other rounded object? The solution is...


How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

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


5 Best Hatchets and Axes of 2022

Looking to fell a tree or need a chopping tool for your next camping trip? Whatever the job, we've got...


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Sledge Hammers: What To Know Before You Buy

If you plan on installing fences or doing serious renovation work, you'll definitely need a good sledge hammer. Here's what...


This Trio of Tools Will Save Your Sanity

These tools will come in handy over and over again.


Stripped Screw Hack: Use a Rubber Band to Grip Stripped Screws

Place a wide rubber band in between the screw driver and the tripped screw head, then apply hard, but slow...


19 Things You Should Be Buying Used Instead of New

Pre-owned items can offer big savings and often are almost as good as brand new.


Stuff We Love: 3 Distinctly Different Framing Hammers

This edition of Stuff We Love focuses in on three framing hammers with a variety of uses and nifty features.

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Best Hammer Upgrades

Hammers aren't just a just a stick and a chunk of metal anymore. Check out this story for a bunch...


Curved or Straight: Which Hammer Claw Is Better?

When it comes to hammer claws there are basically two choices: straight, or curved. But which one should you choose?


Everything You Need to Consider Before Buying a Hammer

Here's how to decide which hammer will work best for you and your construction needs.


Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


8 Best Value Brand Hand Tools You Can Find at Home Depot

Heading to your favorite home-improvement store anytime soon? Treat yourself to some new hand tools! These best value hand tools...