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The 5 Best Electric Drills (2022 Review)

A corded drill provides enough power for heavy-duty projects like drilling through oak, teak, and other hardwoods. Read our review below on the best electric drills to see what models are available to you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Snow Shovels of 2022 (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.

Best Circular Saws of 2022

Circular saws are handheld power tools that help DIY homeowners complete simple woodworking, framing, and masonry tasks. Keep reading for our recommendations on the best circular saws. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Tool Bags (2022 Review)

A tool bag is a simple way for DIYers to secure their most needed tools and accessories in a single location. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team outlines the five best tool bags on Amazon and how they perform during our in-depth testing process. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Electric Chainsaws (2022 Review)

Electric chainsaws are user-friendly tools that help DIYers complete a range of outdoor projects. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into five of the best electric chainsaws on Amazon to help you select a model that best suits your wood-cutting needs.

The 5 Best Jigsaws of 2022

If you want to make precise cuts into wood and other materials, read our review of the best jigsaws on Amazon to find the right tool for your next project.

Best Tools for Kids (2022)

Teach your children about tools while also giving them something to play with by purchasing one of the best tool sets for kids currently on the market.

Best Tool Sets of 2022

Whether you’re hanging a picture frame in your new home, planting flowers for the spring season, or working on your car, these tool kits will help make your life easier. Keep reading to learn about the best tool sets available on Amazon and your local home center.

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How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Lawn Mower

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses options and features of non-gasoline-powered mowers.

How and When to Use Torches, Heat Guns, and Soldering Irons

You only need a little heat to burn right through some repairs.

Best Snow Removal Equipment of 2022

Removing snow and ice from your driveway, sidewalk, and surrounding areas is a task that may require an arsenal of tools. The This Old House Reviews team researched the best snow removal equipment to help you keep your home safe throughout the winter season. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Remove Rivets

Once installed, these light-gauge metal fasteners are meant to be permanent, but they can be drilled out when necessary. Read this guide to learn how to remove rivets.

The 5 Best Tool Belts (2022 Review)

If you’re searching for a tool belt that can help you carry the tools you need for your next project, read our review of the best tool belts on Amazon.

The 5 Best Extension Ladders (2022 Review)

If you need an extension ladder to complete a variety of tasks around your home, like cleaning your gutters, read our review on Amazon’s best options.

5 Best Sledgehammers (2022 Review)

If you’re a professional or homeowner looking to buy a sledgehammer for your heavy-duty job, read our review to learn about the best sledgehammers on Amazon.

The 5 Best Cordless Drills (2022 Review)

If you’re looking for a cordless drill to help with your around-the-home DIY projects, read our review of the five best cordless drills available on Amazon.

The Top 10 Angle-Measuring Tools

These are the tools you need to measure, lay out, and make accurate cuts of any degree.

Laser Level Reviews

Looking for the best laser level? Our experts tested out 5 types of laser levels and share their favorites with you.

A Guide to Japanese Hand Saws

Learn the benefits of using a Japanese saws, the different types, and how they compare to western saws.

5 Best Power Tool Sets (2022 Review)

If you need a variety of tools to complete a DIY project, read our review of the best power tool sets on Amazon to find one that’s right for you.

The 5 Best Nail Guns (2022 Review)

If you’re looking for a fastening tool for your next project, read our review of the best nail guns on Amazon to learn about a model that can fit your needs.

5 Best Benchtop Drill Presses (2022)

If you’re looking for a tool to bore through metal or wood, read our review on the best benchtop drill presses on Amazon to find one for your next DIY project.

The 5 Best Jackhammers (2022 Review)

If you’re looking for a demolition tool for your next DIY project, read our review on the best jackhammers on Amazon to select the model that fits your needs.

The 7 Best Hammers (2022 Review)

If you’re looking for a hammer to tackle DIY projects around the home, read our review of the best hammers on Amazon to select a model that suits your needs.

A Guide to Nail Sets

Here are the different types, features, sizes of nail set tools and when to use them.

Choosing and Using Hand Planes

Plane tools are the best tool for smoothing and shaping wood. Here is why you would use one and the types available.

Best Snow Blowers of 2022

Snow blowers ease the burden of clearing your driveway or yard of heavy snow accumulation. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team delves into the best snow blowers on Amazon to help you find one that will help you get through the winter weather.

Choosing a Cordless Drill

What to look for in a cordless drill or driver whether you’re buying your first one or upgrading to a model with more power.

The Best Metal Cutting Tools

Read this guide to learn about the best metal cutting tools to have on hand, and the best methods to cut common items, such as sheet metal, studs, and pipes.

Miter Saws

Looking for the best miter saw for your next home improvement project? Here’s a buying guide on how to choose and use this indispensable precision cutter.

Two people demonstrating how to use a speed square to measure and cut a 2x4.
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How to Use and Carry a Speed Square

A speed square is a small but versatile tool, here are the many ways you can use it.

Choosing & Using Random Orbit Sanders

How do you use an orbital sander? What’s the difference between an orbital sander vs palm sander? Learn about the tool that takes the hassle out of sanding wood.