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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.

Toolipedia: Tile Nipper

Everything you wanted to know about Tile Nippers


Toolipedia: Non-Contact Voltage Detector

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about non-conductive voltage detectors


Toolipedia: Paddle Mixer

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paddle/mud mixers


Toolipedia: Gas Torch

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about gas torches

Toolipedia: Brad Nailer

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about an 18-Gauge Brad Nailer.


Toolipedia: Adjustable Basin Wrench

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about telescoping basin wrenches

Toolipedia: Vinyl Siding Removal Tool

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about vinyl siding removal tools.


Curved or Straight: Which Hammer Claw Is Better?

When it comes to hammer claws there are basically two choices: straight, or curved. But which one should you choose?


Toolipedia: Caulk Gun

Everything you wanted to know about caulk guns.


Toolipedia: Marking Chalk

Toolipedia: Everything you ever wanted to know about marking chalk.

Toolipedia: Coping Saw

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about the coping saw


Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels


Toolipedia: Tile Cutter

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about manual tile cutters


Toolipedia: Wheeled Pipe Cutter

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about hacksaws


From the Pros: Best Tool Storage and Transport Ideas

Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones...

What is a Hacksaw?

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


Toolipedia: Lineman’s Pliers

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about lineman’s pliers


Toolipedia: Nail Set

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about a nail set


Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?


Toolipedia: Grout Float

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about grout floats


Toolipedia: Drywall Screw Gun

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about drywall screw guns.


Toolipedia: Wire Strippers

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about wire strippers


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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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...


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Deals We Love: Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Combo

Some of the biggest names in power tools partnered with The Home Depot for a month of savings.


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


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...


How to Use a Speed Square

Get the most out of this handy little triangle


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How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys

The next time you lock your keys in the car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.