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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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8 Best Tool Backpacks for Easy Transport

We evaluated the best tool backpacks for pros and DIYers to help organize and transport your tools to keep your projects moving

Harbor Freight Launched a Blinged Out 24K Gold Ratchet—Would You Use It?

This may be the perfect gag gift for the handyman in your life.

Stanley Black & Decker Just Recalled Sledgehammers—Here’s What We Know

If you have one of the affected products, you're eligible for a refund—here's how to get it.

This Attractive Opinel Knife Goes Anywhere You Do

For around $20, you’ll want this trusty folding pocket knife in your car, your toolbox and your pocket.

If You See These Holes on Your Wire Cutters, This Is What It Means

Everyone knows wire cutters can cut wire. But did you know they can cut screws too?

Tips for Removing Nails Stuck in Wood

Learn to pull bent or errant nails quickly and efficiently with a variety of common construction tools.

If You See a ‘Tooth’ on Your Hammer, This Is What It’s For

Ever come across this type of hammer and wonder what it's for? Here's the scoop.

How to Remove a Nail Without a Head With an Easy Internet Hack

Is a headless nail giving you grief? Learn our favorite methods for how to remove a nail without a head...

Best Hand Planers of 2024

Hand planes are considered obsolete by some. I disagree. Every woodshop should have these...

8 Best Handsaws of 2022

These handsaws should be on your radar.

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How to Build a DIY Infrared Sauna

Get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.

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How to Build a Portable DIY Sauna

DIY a portable sauna? No sweat.

I 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 the DeWalt Socket Wrench Set: We Approve!

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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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 You Definitely Need in Your Shop

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...

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How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

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

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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...

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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...