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7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords safely can save you time and money.

Pro-Approved Construction Gear and Jobsite Accessories

Construction is hard: hard on clothes, hard on gear, and hard on people. Here are some great tips that will...


How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw

Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He explains how to get...


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How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys

The next time you lock your keys in the car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.


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30 Tool Hacks You Should Know By Now

Make your tools more versatile with these amazing hacks.

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Safety Basics to Prep Power Yard Equipment for Spring

It's springtime! Time to get outside and do yard work. Here are 10 tips to keep your outdoor power equipment...


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Watch Your Step: Stepladder Safety Basics

Ladder accidents cause 160,000 injuries and 300 deaths per year. Stay safe by taking a few moments to prepare for...

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10 Tips for Using a Generator

Generators can be lifesavers, but only if they're used correctly.


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Timeless Tips and Tricks DIYers Need to Succeed

We sifted through thousands of tips and selected a few that have been most useful on our own projects. Tuck...


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8 Clever Tool Hacks

Here's a great collection of tool hacks for every level of DIYer, from beginner to advanced. These simple tips and...


Tips for Ripping Wood

Our expert tips for straighter, faster and safer rip cuts.

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How to Clean White Shoes

You'll thank us for these genius and easy tips for how to clean white shoes. Read on to learn how...


How To Sharpen Tools

Tips and gear for keeping your tools at their sharpest.


8 Tool Maintenance Tips You Need to Follow

Just a few simple steps can help keep your tools in great working condition.


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30 Secret Tool Tips for DIYers

When it comes to DIY experience, nobody can match Family Handyman's field editors. And here they’re sharing their best-kept secret...


13 Ideas for Fishing and Hunting Gear Storage

Have your fishing and hunting gear organized with these awesome fishing and hunting gear storage options

15 Tips to Prevent Tools From Getting Stolen

Power tool theft is on the rise because thieves no longer need a pawnshop to get rid of stolen goods;...


8 Practical Utility Knife Hacks

Every household should have a utility knife at the ready for opening boxes, cutting vinyl tiles and scoring drywall. But...


A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


How to Keep Things Clean On a Construction Site

Keep your construction gear sparkly clean and your jobsites tidy with these pro cleaning tips.


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21 Little-Known Amazon Hacks Every Online Shopper Needs to Know

Get everything from cheap baby gear and free content to great deals for college kids and charitable donations with these...


10 Secret Power Tool Hacks for DIYers

Do you know all of the secrets to using your drill/driver? Unlock the true potential of your power tools with...


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22 Genius Hand Tool Hacks You Need to Know

Hand tools are great, but they're even better when you use them creatively for things they're not designed to do.

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Everything To Know About Belt Sanders

What your belt sander does best, and what to watch out for


Must-Know Pro Tips and Tools for Measuring and Marking

A collection of tips and tools for all the different kinds of measuring and marking that happen on the job.


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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools

We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal...


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


How to Use a Wood Chisel

Tips for sharpening and using a chisel, one of the carpenter's basic tools.