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Whether you are planting flowers in the garden, adding a water feature to the yard or just need to mow the grass, Family Handyman covers all your outdoor needs.

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How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


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Stuff We Love: Cordless Yard Tools

Cut the cord and manage your yard with these super efficient cordless yard tools.


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Ergonomic Household Products That Will Save Your Back

Use these 10 ergonomic tools to get more done in your home, garage and garden, while avoiding the painful aggravation...


How to Install an Attic Lift

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

Store Garden Hand Tools: Make a Handmade Toolbox

Branch handles make this a natural for your garden tools. Find step-by-step plans for making this garden toolbox below.


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Easy-Clamp Sacrificial Fence

One of the most necessary table saw accessories!

31 Yard Tool Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Save your back! These simple and smart updates to everyday yard tools will make your outdoor chores a heck of...


10 Best-Reviewed Garden Tillers on Amazon

According to Amazon reviewers, these are the best garden tillers you can buy.


12 Must-Have Garden Tools

Gardening will be easier, more productive and, well, just a lot more fun when you have the right tools at...


Sacrificial Miter Saw Fence for Safety

You can fix a common miter saw problem (and safety hazard) with some thin plywood and a scrap board.

How to Use a Fertilizer and Seed Spreader

This must-have lawn tool spreads everything you need for a healthy, attractive lawn.


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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 to Get Nonslip Mower Treads

Retread old, bald lawn mower tires with a knobby bicycle tire for extra traction on hilly terrain.


How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.


Magnetic Fence for Drill Press or Band Saw

Pick up a Shop-Mag and use it as a fence for repeated accuracy on your drill press or band saw.

Magnetic Band Saw Fence

An 18-in. magnetic tool holder holds firm for accurate cuts and tiny fence-to-blade adjustments are made with the tap of...


Table Saw Fence Blade Height Guide

Use a marker to draw a scale directly onto your table saw fence. Then you'll be able to quickly change...


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How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't...


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How to Cut Thin Material on a Table Saw

Travis shows you how to cut thin material on a table saw with a simple jig. Check out the video...


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How to Cut Narrow Strips on a Table Saw

Do you need to cut several narrow strips of the same size? It's easy to do on a table saw,...


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How to Wax Your Table Saw Top

Keep your table saw shipshape with a good cleaning and a coat of paste wax. Travis explains how to do...


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Never Use Just the Table Saw Fence to Crosscut Boards!

Why is it unsafe to only use the fence as a guide for making crosscuts on a table saw? Check...


No-Slide Miter Fence

Reader Ed Dies has a smart idea: Press strips of stair tread safety tape on your table saw’s miter gauge...

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Hinged Router Fence

To make this pivoting router fence, just drill a 1/2-inch diameter hole in one end of your existing fence and...


Fine-Tuning with a Miter Saw

When fine-tuning the length of boards with a miter saw, it helps to stick double-faced tape on the fence to...


Snap-On Fence for Band Saw and Drill Press

With a single one-handed bar clamp and a maple board (4 in. wide x 1-3/4 in. thick), you may have


15 Super-Useful Tools for Dealing with Leaves

With fall comes of the promise of leaves, clumping up on your grass and matting down on your flowerbeds (even...



How to Renew Your Garden Tool Handles

How to restore your garden tools