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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.

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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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...


Tips for Ripping Wood

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


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...

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.

Woodworking: Techniques to Cut Circles With a Band Saw

Cut clean, smooth circles with your bandsaw


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How to Build a Desktop Catapult

Build this awesome desktop catapult with leftover wood, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. Your inner child will...


How To Build A Wall-Mounted Bike Rack With Storage

This two-hour project for a wall-mounted bike rack is a simple yet inventive way to get your bike off of...


How to Build a Whirligig

Folk art whirligigs fashioned from scraps of wood and metal have been popular for hundreds of years. In fact, George...

Stuff We Love: Woodworking Tools

Marty Dyck shares three tools that all woodworkers should have around their workshop.


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DIY Picture Frame With Mitered Corners

Watch this video and learn how to make do it yourself picture frames with eight flawless mitered corners in less...


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How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench: Super Simple $50 Bench

Got two hours to kill? Do we have a workbench for you!


DIY Entryway Bench With Shoe Storage

Build the perfect little shoe bench for your entryway


How to Build an Entryway Coat Rack and Storage Bench

If your entryway is littered with shoes and jackets, purses and book bags, this simple bench and matching shelf might...

Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.


The Best Shoe Storage Bench for Your Entryway

If shoes are taking over your entryway, it's time to do something! A shoe storage bench is a simple, double-duty...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How to Build Stacking Totes

Have a couple of hours free this weekend? Build these stacking totes using 1/2-in. plywood for an inexpensive and very...


13 Great Gifts for Woodworkers

There are no shortage of great gift ideas for woodworkers. From special woods to quality hand tools to the latest...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Portable Laptop Computer Stand

Make this ingenious, compact laptop stand in an hour with only a jigsaw, a drill, sandpaper and $10 in materials.


Bench Grinders: Choosing the Right Wheel

Keep your grinder running smoothly


15 Things All DIYers Should Know About Bench Grinders

A bench grinder is probably not a tool you’ll use every day. However, if it’s available and set up correctly,...


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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

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14 Ways to Use a Rotary Tool That Will Have People Buzzing

These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t...


Trigger-Style Bench Clamps

Make your clamps even more useful with this amazing, quick trick.


Amazing Miter Joint Clamp

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


Sandpaper Cutter

Add this amazingly handy workbench addition that will save you time for years to come.


How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.


Table Saw Worktable

Turn your table saw into an extra work-bench with a piece of 3/4-in. plywood. Wood strips around the plywood make...