Tools

  1. Snow Blower Buying Guide: Which Type of Snow Blower Is Best?
    snow blower

    Shoveling snow is tiring and takes a long time. Snow blowers and throwers are great solutions for tackling built-up snow. They take a lot of the physical demands out of the task of snow removal. How do you know which one is right for you? What are the

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  2. Sanders 101: How to Pick the Right Wood Sander for Any Project
    homeowner sanding staircase with different types of sanders

    What Are the Different Types of Sanders?

    Sanders come in all shapes and sizes to meet the needs of DIY weekend warriors and professional contractors alike. Virtually every sander on the market today falls into one of the following categories.

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  3. Find the Right Lawn Mower for Your Needs With This Handy Guide
    Find the Right Lawn Mower for Your Needs With This Handy Guide

    The key to keeping a pristine yard is to have the right lawn mower. With so many different types of models on the market, however, it can be difficult to choose the right mower for your unique situation. A lawn mower is a big investment, and you don’t w

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  4. Guide to Lawn Mower Safety and Maintenance
    Guide to Lawn Mower Safety and Maintenance

    Before using a new lawn mower, it’s important to understand the basics of proper operation and maintenance. Doing so will keep everyone safe and help you get the most out of your investment.

    Are Lawn Mowers Safe to Use?

    Since millions o

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  5. Power Tool Maintenance & Safety
    Man wearing ear and eye protection using power saw

    Power tools offer precision, speed and convenience when completing home improvement projects. To get the most out of your power tools and to avoid injury, your tools must be used and maintained properly. So whether you’re a seasoned professional or a

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  6. Snow Blower Maintenance & Safety
    Clearing snow with snow blower

    Snow blowers are indispensable tools in areas where heavy snowfall is common each winter. They make clearing walkways and driveways quicker and easier than when using just shovels. If you don’t maintain yours, though, you had best prepare your back f

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  7. Chainsaw Maintenance & Safety
    Chainsaw cutting log outside

    A chainsaw can save a lot of time and effort when working on a project that requires one. While they offer convenience and efficiency, they

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  8. Proper Tool Maintenance
    Workshop with clean, organized tools

    If you take care of your tools, they will return the favor. Proper care and routine maintenance of your hand tools and power tools makes any home improvement or repair project easier, safer and more successful. Proper tool care

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  9. String Trimmer Maintenance & Safety
    Well-maintained string trimmer or weed wacker

    String trimmers, also known as “weed wackers,” “weed eaters,” “weed whips” and a host of other names, are essential lawn tools and should be as big a part of a lawn care arsenal as a lawnmower. While the lawnmower usually does most of the heavy lifti

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  10. How to Clean & Store Garden Tools
    Lawn and garden tools ready for cleaning and storage

    You don't have to wait until the end of the season to protect your tool investment. It's good practice to rinse your tools off after each use, dry them thoroughly and apply a light coat of oil to all metal parts. Use a stiff-bristle brush to clean stubborn,

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