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What to Expect at the National Hardware Show (2024)

As hundreds prepare to travel to Las Vegas in preparation for the National Hardware Show, we caught up with a few brands exhibiting to get a sneak peek. Here is a list of items we’re excited about seeing in person.
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Tools To Gift Your Favorite DIY-er This Christmas (2023 Guide)

Discover the perfect gifts for your favorite DIY-er this holiday season, from cordless drills and multi-tools to saw kits and tool bags.
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Best Electric Screwdrivers (2024 Guide)

Electric screwdrivers efficiently insert or remove screws from almost any item. Here are the best electric screwdrivers on the market today.
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5 Best Reciprocating Saws (2024 Guide)

See our guide to the best reciprocating saw for cutting through cut through wood, metal, drywall, or a combination of materials.
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Best Labor Day Tool Sales (2023 Guide)

Labor Day brings huge, once-a-year discounts on all kinds of tools and gear. We've tracked down the best Labor Day tool sales of 2023.
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The Top Vacuums to Shop for Prime Day 2023

Our team found the best Amazon Prime Day deals on vacuums. Shop cordless, canister, robotic, upright, and stick models.
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30 Best Tools (2024 Guide)

It’s good to keep various tools in your home in case you need to make repairs. Here are the best tools to have on hand.
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The 6 Best Pro-Grade Tools at Home Depot

When it comes to tools, contractors look for power, reliability, and helpful details that finish the job faster. Here are a few products that are worth a spot in your truck or workshop.
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5 Best Socket Organizers (2024 Guide)

Instead of throwing your sockets into drawers, use an organizer to keep them in one convenient location. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best socket organizers on Amazon.

6 Best 40-Inch Smart TVs (2024 Guide)

A 40-inch smart TV provides on-demand streaming services for those who want to watch on a small-to-medium-sized screen. Find the best 40-inch smart TV here.

6 Best Snow Shovels (2024 Guide)

A snow shovel helps you clear high-traffic areas of your yard, driveway, and sidewalk after a snowstorm. To find a snow shovel that’s right for you, read our review on the best snow shovels available. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

10 Best Tools for Fall Cleanup (2023)

Are you battling leaves and debris outdoors? Discover the 10 best tools to make your yard beautiful this autumn in our guide to fall cleanup.