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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.


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...


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Easy-Clamp Sacrificial Fence

One of the most necessary table saw accessories!


Workshop Trick with Playing Cards

The ultimate adjustable spacers.

DIY Table Saw Table

Build this take-down table saw table to make the perfect work station for a DIYer with limited garage space.


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How to Make a Box Joint Jig

Take your woodworking to the next level with this simple jig. All you need are some miter gauges, plywood and...

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How to Cut a Rabbet Joint with a Table Saw

What are rabbets and how can you use a dado blade on a table saw to create them?


Table Saw Fence Blade Height Guide

Use a marker to draw a scale directly onto your table saw fence. Then you'll be able to quickly change...


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How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't...


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How to Cut Thin Material on a Table Saw

Travis shows you how to cut thin material on a table saw with a simple jig. Check out the video...

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How to Cut Narrow Strips on a Table Saw

Do you need to cut several narrow strips of the same size? It's easy to do on a table saw,...


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How to Cut Panels on a Table Saw

Two miter gauges makes cutting panels on a table saw a cinch. Travis explains how in the video and description...


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How to Wax Your Table Saw Top

Keep your table saw shipshape with a good cleaning and a coat of paste wax. Travis explains how to do...


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Never Use Just the Table Saw Fence to Crosscut Boards!

Why is it unsafe to only use the fence as a guide for making crosscuts on a table saw? Check...


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How to Crosscut Boards on a Table Saw

Check out the video and description below to learn the best way to make crosscuts on your table saw.

No-Slide Miter Fence

Reader Ed Dies has a smart idea: Press strips of stair tread safety tape on your table saw’s miter gauge...


How to Use Paste Wax to Lubricate a Table Saw

Using paste wax is the best way to lubricate the top of your table saw, which will help wood pieces...


On-the-Mark Crosscuts

You can mark a line on the infeed side of your table saw’s carbide blade and use it as a...


The Key to Accurate Table Saw and Router Cuts

Buy an assortment of machine keys—the metal rectangular blocks used to lock pulleys and gears on drive shafts—and use them...


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Best Portable Table Saw Reviews

Our team of experts reviews seven portable table saws that are ideal for DIY home use. We'll help you choose...


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Make an Outrigger Stop Block

Make repeated table saw cuts accurately and quickly with an adjustable stop block


How to Build the Three-Penny Crosscut Sled

Make perfectly square cuts with this simple table saw jig


How to Use a Table Saw: Ripping Boards Safely

Learn the right way to make rip cuts

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Table Saw Tips and Tricks

Make cleaner, safer and straighter cuts with easy-to-make accessories and jigs for your table saw.


How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.


Crosscuts With a Table Saw Sled

This gadget makes even wide crosscuts safe and simple


Install Mosaic Tile

In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...