Tools, Gear and Equipment

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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 safely can save you time and money.

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...


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Best Zero Turn Lawn Mowers for 2020

Here are our picks for the top zero turn lawn mowers in six categories.


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Chainsaw Buying Guide for 2020

The wide variety of chainsaw models can make choosing one difficult. Here's an overview of the various options for the...


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Zero Turn Mower Buying Guide

A zero turn mower allows you to move faster and navigate impossibly tight turns. If you've got a demanding yard,...

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.


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Safety Basics to Prep Power Yard Equipment for Spring

It's springtime! Time to get outside and do yard work. Here are 10 tips to keep your outdoor power equipment...

7 Best Generators for Powering Your RV

Choosing the right RV generator matters. Here are our recommendations based on power output, noise level and quality.


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10 Tips for Using a Generator

Generators can be lifesavers, but only if they're used correctly.


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10 Things You Should Know About Gasoline

Do you think premium gas is free of ethanol and the best choice for small engines? Do you ever treat...


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Best Snow Blowers for 2020

Winter days are short, and when it snows, most of us don't want spend what daylight we have clearing our...

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13 Awesome Human-Powered Snow Removal Tools

If you live in a snowy climate you've probably removed your fair share of snow, but do you have the...


15 Tips to Prevent Tools From Getting Stolen

Power tool theft is on the rise because thieves no longer need a pawnshop to get rid of stolen goods;...


Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...


12 Tools You Won’t Regret Having On the Jobsite at All Times

This collection of tools will change the game for your crew.


“How I Got Here” with the VP of Honda Power Equipment

We sat down with the VP of Honda Power Equipment to learn more about how he got to this place...

Battery-Powered Chain Saw Recommendations

Thinking of adding a battery-powered chain saw to your outdoor power tool arsenal? Good choice.


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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


Your Guide to the Absolute Best Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Gas-powered leaf blowers save a lot of time on fall cleanup. They're great for small jobs too, like blowing debris...


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This New Mower From Honda is Perfect For DIYers—Here’s Why

For Honda Power Equipment's 35th anniversary they released a new walk-behind mower that's an improvement from their top-selling HRR mower.


Tips for Buying a Walk-Behind Lawn Mower

Whether you're buying your first mower or replacing an old one, navigating the maze of models and features can be...


Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...


Outdoor Storage Locker

A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big relief for a crowded garage.


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button

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What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...


Riding Lawn Mower Reviews

All riding lawn mowers fall into one of four classes. Use this review of features and prices to decide which...


22 Common Household Items Turned Into Useful Yard Tools

Bet you’ve never thought to use a cereal box for lawn mower maintenance. Learn about this and other ways to...


25 Companies with Super Useful Warranties

Whether it’s a riding lawn mower or kitchen cutlery, any purchase for your home is an important one. That’s why...


Running Compressed Air Lines in a Shop

Not all pipe can handle high-pressure air


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Is a Robot Lawn Mower Right for You?

Tired of pushing that old gas-powered mower around your yard? Maybe it's time for something quieter and smarter. Here's why...