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      Table Saw Tips and Techniques

      Get better performance from your bench top or stationary table saw. With these jigs and accessories you can make safer, more accurate rips, crosscuts, dados, rabbets cuts and more.

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      11 Woodworking Tools for Beginners

      When you're ready to pursue woodworking as a hobby or to make your own furniture, these are the first tools...


      The Heated Vest Amazon Reviewers Rave About

      Stay cozy on frigid winter nights with this genius battery-powered heated vest.


      This Clever Hack Will Keep Your Car Windows from Fogging Up

      With the help of three ordinary materials, you won't have to worry about this annoyance anymore.


      15 Useful Gifts for New Homeowners

      If someone on your list has just purchased their first home, all kinds of gifts can make being a homeowner...

      7 Best Air Mattresses for 2021

      Preparing for overnight guests or settling into a new home? A quality air mattress can make or break a good...


      Best Home Depot Black Friday Deals For 2021

      Check out The Home Depot Black Friday sale for unbelievable prices on the biggest tool brands, TVs, appliances and more.

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      Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

      Keep your engines running smoothly.


      This Rechargeable Hand Warmer has 14,000 Amazon Ratings—Here’s Why We Love it

      Kiss chilly hands goodbye with this toasty little gadget that keeps your hands warm all winter long.


      5 Early Black Friday Deals Worth Shopping in 2021

      Don't wait! Get your holiday shopping done now with these early Black Friday deals from your favorite DIY retailers.


      Yeti Just Launched a New and Improved Version of Its Insulated Tote Bag

      The new Yeti Camino 2.0 insulated tote bag is the rugged adventure accessory you've been waiting for.

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      Drywall Anchors: What To Know Before You Buy

      Drywall anchors allow you to hang items safely and securely without having to locate studs.


      Walmart Final 2021 Black Friday Deals

      Attention sales shoppers: The Walmart Black Friday sale starts now! Save on electronics, tools, vacuums and more.


      Why You Should Check Out Lowe’s PROvember Sale

      Lowe's is handing out major discounts on pro tools and gear this November. Here's what you need to know.


      GIE+EXPO Changes Name After Fourteen Years

      Big changes are coming to one of the country's most popular trade shows.


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      How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

      Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an...

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      We Tried It: Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

      Tired of mowing the lawn every week? Me, too. What if there was an easier way? The Worx Landroid promises...


      Lowe’s vs. Home Depot: Where Should You Shop?

      Deciding between shopping at Lowe's and Home Depot? We broke down the benefits of shopping at each to help you...


      How to Clean Your Bathtub

      Follow these steps to keep your tub sparkling.


      California’s New Law Could Change the Way You Shop for Lawn Equipment

      The Golden State is set to ban gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024. Here's what it means for you.


      How to Clean a Shower in 6 Steps

      Incorporate these steps into your regular cleaning routine.


      How to Clean a Toilet in 5 Steps

      Kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses weekly with this cleaning method.


      Carhartt Launches Most Durable Outdoor Collection Yet

      Carhartt just launched a new collection of super warm vintage-inspired outerwear to get us through winter.


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      Tips for Measuring a Chainsaw Bar and Chain

      If you need to buy a new chainsaw bar or chain, it's important to find the perfect fit. Here's how...

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      Always Score Your License Plate Sticker with a Razor — Here’s Why

      This trick could prevent thieves from taking your tags.


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      How to Easily Clean an Outdoor Rug

      Your outdoor rug should be cleaned just like an indoor rug or carpet. Here’s how to do it.


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      How To Use Packing Cubes On Your Next Trip

      If you'd like to spend less time rummaging through your luggage and more time enjoying your vacation, give packing cubes...


      Getaway Resource Guide

      There's a lot that goes into building a home. Here are all of the products and services we used to...


      Should You Rake Leaves or Just Leave Them?

      Is raking up your leaves and taking them to the dump really the best course of action?


      Can You Use Mothballs to Keep Out Pests?

      Pest infestations can be nasty. Could mothballs help?