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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.


7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords...


How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw

Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He explains how to get...


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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...

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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


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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...

22 Handy Hints for Getting the Most Out of Your Miter Saw

A miter saw is a must for any home workshop, and these seriously smart tips and tricks will show you...


Mark Your Saw For Quick, Accurate Cuts

Try this quick little trick the next time you need to make a series of similar cuts with your miter...


How to Make Perfect Cuts With Circular and Miter Saws

Don't become an emergency room statistic. Master these cuts and do them safely.


Sacrificial Miter Saw Fence for Safety

You can fix a common miter saw problem (and safety hazard) with some thin plywood and a scrap board.

Tape Tip for Your Miter Saw

This simple tape trick will prevent thin pieces of material from flying out of your miter saw.


Brilliant Miter Box Clamp

Try this trick for clamping moldings and lumber tightly inside your miter box.


Upcycled Miter Saw Stand

Upcycle an old grill stand into something super handy like a miter saw stand


A Miter Saw Stand that Really Cooks

Turn your old gas barbecue into an A-1 portable table for your miter saw, complete with built-in side supports. Remove the...


Fine-Tuning with a Miter Saw

When fine-tuning the length of boards with a miter saw, it helps to stick double-faced tape on the fence to...

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How to Use a Power Miter Saw

Cut trim and moldings so they fit like a glove


36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews

A miter saw is an extremely useful home improvement tool. Learn something new about this workshop workhorse in the following...



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How to Set Up a Stop Block for Your Miter Saw

If you have several identical cuts to make, a stop block will make it go a lot quicker.


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Build a Table Saw Miter Sled

In less than an hour, you can be making perfect picture frames with help from this table saw miter sled!


Chicago Electric 69684 Mitersaw Review

The “why pay more?” saw


Retrofit a Miter Saw With a Laser

Add a laser guide to a miter saw in five minutes