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Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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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.

Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

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


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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...


Stuff We Love: 3 Distinctly Different Framing Hammers

This edition of Stuff We Love focuses in on three framing hammers with a variety of uses and nifty features.


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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

How to Use a Wood Chisel

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


Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw

Use a versatile jigsaw tool to cut lumber, plywood, metal and tile.

How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


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How to Use a Benchtop Wood Planer

Smooth rough lumber, clean up sawn edges and reclaim salvaged boards with a wood planer


Amazing Miter Joint Clamp

Make these amazing miter joint clamps now so that you have them the next time someone needs a frame.


Framing Square Drilling Jig

Want to cut holes in the same spot in a whole pile of workpieces? Read on to learn how to...

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How to Use a Block Plane

Tips for using and sharpening the versatile block plane.


The Best Sander for Finishing Cabinets

Random orbital sanders do the best job of finish-sanding wood.


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon