Tools, Gear and Equipment

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      Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

      This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.

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      7 Tools You Need for a DIY Oil Change

      With the right tools, changing your oil yourself is a breeze. These seven tools will make your oil change go...


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      8 Best Drill Bit Sharpeners

      Instead of throwing out your dull drill bits, use one of these handy drill bit sharpeners to keep them ready...


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      6 Best Chain Saw Sharpeners

      A dull chainsaw is not only inefficient but reduces the lifespan of the saw itself. The solution? A chainsaw sharpener....


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      9 Best Paints for Interior Walls

      Choosing the right interior wall paint for your next room refresh can save you time and money. Here are some...

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      9 Types of Wood Router Tools

      A router tool shapes edges, cuts mortises and holes and makes cutouts and grooves. Here's a list of router types...


      Lowe’s Introduces New Rewards Program for Pros

      Lowe's is launching a rewards program for their pro customers based on insights from the pros themselves.

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      12 Woodworking Hand Tools

      Woodworking requires many tools without any cords or batteries. Here are the essential hand tools for successful woodworking projects.


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      Multimeter Symbol Guide

      When you need a multimeter for testing electrical equipment around the home, it's vital to know what all those symbols...


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      9 Best Flashlights of 2022

      When you need a flashlight, there are plenty of choices. Here are nine of your best options.


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      This Car-Cleaning Putty Is All over TikTok — Here’s Why

      This fun-looking car-cleaning putty even gets weird, crusty stuff out of your AC vents.

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      7 Best Paints for Windows

      Want to transform window panes, glassware, vases and other glass objects? You can do it with paint, but not just...


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      Best Cordless Drills and Drivers for 2022

      Looking to buy a new cordless drill? We've rounded up some of the best options for you to consider.


      Everything to Consider When Buying an Impact Driver

      Work faster and better with a cordless impact driver.


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      8 Best Wood Glues

      Wondering about the best wood glue for your project? A pro woodworker offers his top wood glues and when DIYers...


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      9 Adaptive Tools To Make Gardening With Disabilities Easier

      Gardening can be relaxing and therapeutic. These adaptive gardening tools help those with limitations enjoy their time in the garden.

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      9 Best Corded Drills of 2022

      Corded drills provide more power and performance than their cordless counterparts. Here's a roundup of some of the best options...


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      The 9 Best Miter Saw Blades of 2022

      Shopping for a miter saw blade? Here's what to look for, along with nine great options to consider.


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      The 8 Best Table Saws of 2022

      Contractors, cabinetmakers, home improvement enthusiasts and amateur woodworkers all use them. These are some of the best table saws you...


      Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

      An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.


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      Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

      Here's why we like this affordable random orbit sander from Ryobi.


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      Types of Saws and When To Use Them

      Whether you're a woodworker, hobbyist or a home repair specialist, you need saws. Here's some help for choosing the right...


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      DIY 101: How To Properly Read a Tape Measure

      Reading a tape measure may not come naturally to most DIYers, but a few expert tips can make this all-important...


      Does Cleaning Headlights With Toothpaste Actually Work?

      Internet trends suggest that toothpaste makes a great headlight cleaner. But is this actually true?

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      Homeowner’s Guide To Strap Wrenches

      Have you ever been frustrated trying to get a grip on a pipe or other rounded object? The solution is...


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      Family Handyman Approved: Keen Utility Red Hook Work Boots

      A work boot that feels more like a sneaker.


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      A DIYer’s Guide To Glue

      Know your glues so the things you need to stick together stay stuck.


      10 Best Sanders for Wood Projects

      When you need the best sander for wood, consider the nature of the job, cost, ease of use and corded...


      Buying a Car Jack and Jack Stands

      Car stands are not something you want to mess around with when it comes to safety. Here's what you...

      How To Start a Two-Stage Snow Blower

      A snow blower is essential if you live in a snowy climate. If you've never started one, here's what you...