Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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Stuff We Love: Truck Accessories

A well-organized truck is essential for productivity on the job site. Get these truck accessories and you'll waste less time managing those tools and materials in your truck.

Toolipedia: Tile Nipper

Everything you wanted to know about Tile Nippers


Toolipedia: Non-Contact Voltage Detector

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about non-conductive voltage detectors


Toolipedia: Paddle Mixer

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paddle/mud mixers


Toolipedia: Gas Torch

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about gas torches

Toolipedia: Brad Nailer

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about an 18-Gauge Brad Nailer.


Toolipedia: Adjustable Basin Wrench

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about telescoping basin wrenches

Toolipedia: Vinyl Siding Removal Tool

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about vinyl siding removal tools.


Curved or Straight: Which Hammer Claw Is Better?

When it comes to hammer claws there are basically two choices: straight, or curved. But which one should you choose?


Toolipedia: Caulk Gun

Everything you wanted to know about caulk guns.


Toolipedia: Marking Chalk

Toolipedia: Everything you ever wanted to know about marking chalk.

Toolipedia: Coping Saw

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about the coping saw


Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels


Toolipedia: Tile Cutter

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about manual tile cutters


Toolipedia: Wheeled Pipe Cutter

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about hacksaws


Stuff We Love: Routers and Essential Router Accessories

Learn why you need to know about these top-notch router products.

From the Pros: Best Tool Storage and Transport Ideas

Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones...


What is a Hacksaw?

This is the place to come if you want to learn everything there is to know about hacksaws.


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

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


Toolipedia: Lineman’s Pliers

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about lineman’s pliers


Essential Tools and Gear for Pros Across the Trades

Fill up your tool belts and boxes with these game-changing tools for pros across all industries.


Toolipedia: Nail Set

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about a nail set


Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?


15 High-Tech Tools You’ll Wish You Had a Long Time Ago

One of the best ways to make your projects run smoother is to select and use the best possible tool...

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Toolipedia: Grout Float

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about grout floats


Essential Construction Clothing and Gear

It's not about fashion. Check out our favorite hard-working, practical, functional work clothes and accessories.


Essential Heated Gear for Construction Pros Working in the Cold

You can layer up your standard workwear in the winter, but sometimes that bulk can get in the way. Enter...


Essential Gear For Your Truck and Trailer

We talked to construction pros to find out what tools and gear they always keep stored in their truck.


Toolipedia: Drywall Screw Gun

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about drywall screw guns.


Toolipedia: Wire Strippers

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about wire strippers