Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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9 Best Vacuums for Every Home

Whether you're buying a vacuum for the first time or upgrading to a new model, we'll help you find the best vacuum cleaner for your lifestyle.

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 Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

Here's a quick and easy project to manage messes and spills.


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Deals We Love: Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Combo

Some of the biggest names in power tools partnered with The Home Depot for a month of savings.


How to Use a Speed Square

Get the most out of this handy little triangle

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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.


10 DIY Tools You Should Own By 40

DIY tools in your 20s and even most of your 30s may only include some hand tools and a smattering...

10 Basic Tools Needed for Most DIY Projects

The absolutely essential building blocks for a proper DIY toolbox.


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20 Things DIYers Should Always Buy at Harbor Freight

If you're a DIYer, Harbor Freight has you covered.


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21 Tools Worth Splurging On

Feeling extravagant? You could pay less for most of these tools, but if you're willing to splurge you'll get a...


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30 Tool Hacks You Should Know By Now

Make your tools more versatile with these amazing hacks.

These Are The Top 8 Hand Tools at Harbor Freight

Two of our favorite things: Hand tools and Harbor Freight! Here’s what customers are loving over at Harbor Freight lately.


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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 Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


12 Best Reviewed Hand Tools to Buy on Amazon

Thanks to the reviews of thousands of users, Amazon gave us a glimpse into the top hand tools on their...


How to Build a Covered Sandbox

Build this sandbox for your little sand-loving kids. The detailed plan includes hinged doors as a cover, to help keep...

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Stuff We Love: A Step Up On Ladders

Stay safe and be productive with these two high performance ladders and an ingenious accessory.


Top Ten Reciprocating Saws for 2020

These versatile saws cut through all types of materials and make quick work of many tasks. Here are the best...


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How to Clean Reusable Grocery Bags

Here's how to clean reusable grocery bags, no matter what they're made of.


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The 5 Best Dollies for Moving Furniture

If you've got heavy items to move, a furniture dolly can help. Keep reading for the best models in 5...


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How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...


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Best Scroll Saws for 2020

Here are 8 great scroll saws. Find the one that provides the level of detail you need for your next...


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What DIYers Should Know About Bluetooth-Connected Tools

Bluetooth-enabled power tools offer advanced features and function, plus they're super cool! If you like the latest and greatest tools,...


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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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8 Essential Tools for Laminate Flooring Installation

Installing laminate flooring is definitely a DIY project that will save you money, but you'll need specific tools for a...


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Impact Drill: What It Is and When Do You Use it?

Impact drills, better known as impact drivers, are handheld tools designed to drive screws fast. We're here to help you...


Drill Press: What it is and When Do You Use it?

The drill press is a stationary or benchtop power tool designed to bore precise holes in wood or metal. Learn...


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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...


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Top Cordless Drill Drivers for 2020

A cordless drill is one of the tools you'll grab the most. Use this guide help you find the one...


Walmart Releases HART, a New Line of Tools Made for DIYers

Calling all do-it-yourselfers: Walmart is cementing itself in the DIY tool landscape with the launch of their extensive and competitively...