Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

View More in:

Add Filter

13 Cool Power Tools and Accessories That Will Make Your Job Easier

These innovative power tools are so worth adding to your jobsite collection.

Tout icon

What Is a Chop Saw?

A chop saw (a.k.a. a miter saw) is a power tool made especially for accurate crosscutting of trim and lumber...


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...


Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.


The Case for the Compact Router

Is it worth it to buy a compact trim router? Here's what we think.

Baseball-Cap Trim Protector

Prying a bent nail from woodwork with a hammer can leave an unsightly mark.


Flush-Cutting Hacksaw

Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface.

Trim Veneer with a Utility Knife

Store-bought veneer trimmers aren't really necessary. Instead, just lay the veneer face down on a flat work surface; then use...


Tout icon

How to Use a Power Miter Saw

Cut trim and moldings so they fit like a glove


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet