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10 Home Improvement Tools That Will Last a Lifetime
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Bring your no-longer-used tools to sell or swap!
12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop
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13 Awesome Human-Powered Snow Removal Tools
If you live in a snowy climate you've probably removed your fair share of snow,...
What You Need to Know Before Buying an Electric Snow Blower
Here are some things to know before investing in an electric snow blower.
The Case for the Compact Router
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6 Point Sockets vs. 12 Point Sockets
Are 12-point sockets as good as six-point sockets? Find out the answer—and why—before...
How to Choose a Small Air Compressor
We sorted through the specs, tried them out and found eight great models of small air compressors.
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For 90 years this esteemed brand name was synonymous with quality manufacturing, affordable pricing, and an...
22 Handy Hints for Getting the Most Out of Your Miter Saw
A miter saw is a must for any home workshop, and these seriously smart tips...
13 Great Gifts for Woodworkers
There are no shortage of great gift ideas for woodworkers. From special woods to quality...
30 Secret Tool Tips for DIYers
When it comes to DIY experience, nobody can match Family Handyman's field editors. And here...
So-Easy Magnetized Drill Hack
Try this little trick to hold your screws as close to you as possible while completing a project.
17 Crazy Helpful US Inventions from DIYers, for DIYers
The United States has always been a home to inventors, tinkerers and problem solvers. Which...
23 Tools So Worth Splurging On
Feeling extravagant? You could pay less for most of these tools, but if you're willing...
Get Precise Circular Saw Cuts With This Simple Hack
In less than a minute you can get precise cuts with your circular saw.
9 Things You Should Never Do to Your Chain Saw
You'll find lots of warnings online about keeping yourself safe while operating a chain saw....
How to Make a Driver for Your Allen Wrench Set
Check out this easy trick upgrade for your allen wrench set.
How To Remove Rusted Bolts Without Heat
Check out this tip that demonstrates how to loosen a particularly stubborn bolt. Here's a...
How to Use a Torque Wrench
A torque wrench prevents the common over-tightening problem
How to Use Pocket Screws
This ingenious fastening system simplifies all types of wood joints.
How to Crack Nuts with Hand Tools
The Family Handyman tested using several different hand tools to crack open a variety of...
DIY Table Saw Table
Build this take-down table saw table to make the perfect work station for a DIYer...
How to Sharpen a Chisel
From dull to razor-sharp in no time!
How to Make a Box Joint Jig
Take your woodworking to the next level with this simple jig. All you need are...
26 Gift Ideas Every Shop Rat Will Love
Need to find a gift for a guy or gal who loves tinkering in their...
26 Harbor Freight Gems That Every DIYer Needs
No frills and deep discounts are two reasons why DIYers love Harbor Freight. We suggest...
How to Use a Dowel Jig: The Ultimate Guide
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