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    The Best Garden Cultivators

    Garden cultivators help stir soil and mix in fertilizer and compost to prepare planting areas for the growing season. Which...


    How To Use A Stud Finder

    Hang pictures with confidence by finding the stud you’ve been looking for.


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    The Best Wire Strippers of 2022

    Put away the knife and grab a pair of wire strippers to prepare those electrical wires for connection. Here's a...


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    The Best Ratcheting Wrench Sets

    With the right ratcheting wrench set, you can tackle a wide range of tightening tasks quickly and easily.

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    7 Best Torque Wrenches

    Torque wrenches make it easy to precisely tighten bolts, nuts and screws with confidence. Here's a collection of top picks.


    How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

    Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.

    The Best Portable Air Compressors

    Our favorite air compressors for whatever your pneumatic needs may be.


    11 Brilliant Ways to Use Pliers

    Who knew that pliers could do all these things?


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    Buyer’s Guide To Circular Saws

    Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out in woodworking, you'll need a circular saw. It's the No. 1...


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    8 Best Polyurethane Finishes for Wood

    Polyurethane is the main component in modern varnish. Choose the best polyurethane finish for your project from these standouts.

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    What To Know About Hickory Wood

    Wondering what you should know about hickory before choosing it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker shares his insights.


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    What To Know About Poplar Wood

    Wondering what you should know about poplar wood before using it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker shares his...


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    8 Best Wood Moisture Meters

    Woodworkers need a wood moisture meter to avoid building with wood that later warps or shrinks. Here are some of...


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    9 Spark Plug Removal Tools

    Save money on car maintenance by replacing spark plugs yourself. To make the job go smoothly, make sure you have...


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    Guide To the Best Micrometers

    A micrometer can measure the thickness of a human hair. If you need this kind of accuracy, here are some...

    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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    8 Best Truck Tool Boxes

    A truck tool box keeps your equipment safe and dry whether you're driving to the hardware store or spending all...


    The Favorite Tools of Pro Tradespeople

    We talked to a collection of professionals across the trades to learn which tools they rely on most on the...



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    7 Best String Trimmer Harnesses

    Save your shoulders and back with a handy harness for your string trimmer. Here are seven top options to consider.


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    8 Best Stand Up Weed Pullers

    Weeding is back-breaking and time-consuming. A gardening expert gave us advice about stand up weed pullers. Here's what we learned.


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    The 7 Best Cordless Ratchets

    If you have bolts or nuts to drive or loosen, a cordless ratchet helps you do it quickly and effortlessly....


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    10 Woodworking Portable Power Tools for DIYers

    Bring the tool to the project instead of the project to the tool! Portable power tools open up endless opportunities...

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    The Best Belt Sanders of 2022

    Belt sanders are incredible tools for smoothing surfaces or removing excess material. Here's are some of the best belt sanders...


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    Choosing and Using a Circular Saw: A DIYer’s Guide

    Safety, tips and buying advice to make the most of a circular saw.


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    Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

    DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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    8 Best Miter Saws

    For woodworking and carpentry projects, you'll want the best miter saw you can afford. Here are eight of our favorites.


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    Buyer’s Guide To Portable Sawmills

    Milling your own lumber can save you big bucks, and maybe even earn you a few. A portable sawmill comes...


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    What To Know About Saw Blades

    Family Handyman's woodworking expert discusses what takes a saw blade from good to great — plus how to choose the...