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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.

What is a Hacksaw?

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


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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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...


Top Ten Reciprocating Saws for 2020

These versatile saws cut through all types of materials and make quick work of many tasks. Here are the best...

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Best Scroll Saws for 2020

Here are 8 great scroll saws. Find the one that provides the level of detail you need for your next...


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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...


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Choosing the Best Jigsaw

We analyzed the top eight brands of jigsaws. Take a look at what we found.


What Is a Scroll Saw?

The scroll saw is an important tool for any wood or metal worker who wants to add a personal creative...

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...


How to Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug

How to remove a stuck cleanout plug to get at a clog in a drain pipe


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

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


Stuff We Love: Plumbing Gear

This week's "Stuff We Love" covers plumbing gear that pro plumbers will want to have on their radar.


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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

Stuff We Love: Straight Lines

For this week's Stuff We Love, we're diving into the world of tools that help pros create straight, clear lines...


Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw

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


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 Whirligig

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


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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...


How to Build a Box With a Band Saw

Make a simple gift box from a single block of wood


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Easy-Clamp Sacrificial Fence

One of the most necessary table saw accessories!

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Workshop Trick with Playing Cards

The ultimate adjustable spacers.


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Savvy Sawhorse Table Tips

How to make sawhorses the most useful tools in your arsenal.


Two Essential Saw Cutting Guides

Ensure straight cuts with these two, simple cutting guides.


6 Woodworking Projects You Can Make with Just a Jigsaw

A jigsaw is one of the most useful tools in your shop. It can take any curve you throw at...


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...


Get Precise Circular Saw Cuts With This Simple Hack

In less than a minute you can get precise cuts with your circular saw.