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Expert advice on choosing, using and maintaining the tools and products you need to complete your projects and upgrade your home

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cordless string trimmers

Cordless String Trimmers

The latest cordless trimmers give you the freedom of an engine-powered model and the low-maintenance, no-fume quiet of a lightweight corded version… more

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  • Hand Pruners

    Hand Pruners

    Tools to keep your plants strong and handsome

  • Lean Green Cutting Machines

    Eco-Friendly Lawn Mowers

    The machines here not only spew fewer (or zero) emissions, they're cheaper to run and quieter too—something your neighbors will like if they sleep late on Saturday mornings

  • Garden Hand Tools

    Garden Hand Tools

    Choosing and using tough, reliable tools that will take a beating in your yard.

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    Wackiest Yard and Garden Products

    Sure, they're odd, but these products are also handy in the garden

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  • decking materials

    Decking Materials

    If you're looking to perfect your yard with a new deck, here's information on the pros and cons of the various materials you may use to build it.

  • bin pulls for kitchen cabinets or drawers

    23 Classic Bin Pulls

    For the kitchen and beyond, pulls in three basic shapes put an array of options at your fingertips

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