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Get tips and techniques to help you use and take care of your tools for all your DIY projects.
Using a Diagnostic Car Code Reader
Unravel the mysteries of the “Check Engine” light with a car code reader.
Why You Should Chalk Your Metal Files
Rub a piece of standard chalk along the teeth of the file before using it...
Extract a Broken Screw
Remove a mangled screw will a drill and special extractor
Best Socket Set
Our expert shows you what features to look for when buying your next socket set
Air Hoses: Install a Retractable Air Hose Reel
Put air power right at your fingertips
Find the Best Wood Router: Router Reviews
Best midsize wood routers
Retire Your Old Automotive Test Light
Replace your incandescent test light with a digital LED test light
How to Use a Circular Saw: Long Cuts
Learn how to safely saw boards freehand, cut plywood with a straightedge guide and build...
Wood Router Basics
Shape it, cut it, decorate it, dado it. All with an everyday wood router.
Rebuild a Framing Nailer
New life for an old tool
Choosing the Best Impact Driver
Impact driver basics, a special tool test to find the best brands and models
Rare Earth Magnet Nail Finder
Save your blades from a hidden nail with this trick involving a common workshop item.
Chain Saw Safety
Do it the right way
Bench Grinders: Choosing the Right Wheel
Keep your grinder running smoothly
How to Make Perfect Cuts With Circular and Miter Saws
Don't become an emergency room statistic. Master these cuts and do them safely.
How to Use Powder Actuated Tools
Powder actuated tools (PAT) are a powerful way to attach wood to concrete and concrete...
15 Things All DIYers Should Know About Bench Grinders
A bench grinder is probably not a tool you’ll use every day. However, if...
Lithium Ion Battery Care
Follow these battery care tips to make your lithium ion batteries last longer.
How to Use an Angle Grinder
Angle grinders are versatile tools that can grind metal and cut tile, stucco and pavers,...
How to Use a Tape Measure
You can use a tape measure for more than just measuring.
How to Use a Power Planer
And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander...
Using a Power Auger
Use a power auger to dig postholes
How to Use Tin Snips to Cut Sheet Metal
Tools and techniques for cutting sheet metal
How to Use a Speed Square
Get the most out of this handy little triangle
How to Use a Pressure Washer
Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.
Router Table Plans
Stability, storage and a whole lot more in this diy router table.
How to choose the best chainsaw for your projects and budget, reviews of popular...
Paint Sprayer Reviews
We put 6 high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) paint sprayers to the test
How to Clean Paint Brushes
Cleaning tips that'll make your high-quality brushes last
12 Must-Have Garden Tools
Gardening will be easier, more productive and, well, just a lot more fun when you...
Pro-Recommended Painting Products for DIYers
We've got a crew of dedicated DIYers on the Family Handyman staff, and we spend...
Tips for Using an Oscillating Tool
It's a tool you shouldn't be without