Tools & Products
Expert advice on choosing, using and maintaining the tools and products you need to complete your projects and upgrade your home
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
When wood needs sanding, random-orbit sanders finish the job—smoothly and without swirl marks, if used properly—in a fraction of the time it takes to sand by hand… more
These handy curve-cutting saws are going cordless. This Old House readers tried out four of the latest 18-volt lithium-ion versions. Here's what they found… more
Tools to keep your plants strong and handsome
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
Choosing and using tough, reliable tools that will take a beating in your yard.
Sure, they're odd, but these products are also handy in the garden
Sharpen your blades before you retire your mower this year, and save yourself some work come spring
Essential advice from This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram
Master carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for routers
Replacing a handle, not a whole tool, takes a little time but saves you some money.
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.
For the kitchen and beyond, pulls in three basic shapes put an array of options at your fingertips
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