Even if you aren’t doing the job yourself, you should take steps to prepare your home and household before a major renovation begins. Once contractors start running around your home and the demo starts, it’s often too late to lay the groundwork for an efficient remodel. Here are some steps […]
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Milwaukee tends to breed a certain type of brand loyalty as their inked fans have proven. The Milwaukee Hackzall M12 follows in the grand tradition of Milwaukee tools but at a smaller size. This review of the Hackzall M12 will go over functionality, comfort and uses. Hits: compact size, cutting, […]
The Craftsman Experience showroom is perfectly located almost under the “L” train in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The urban industrial setting is the ideal backdrop to prepare you for the Craftsman Experience. We had an opportunity to visit the showroom last week while they were holding a couple […]
We often think about donating non-perishable food, gently used clothing and other household items to help those in need. But what about tools? Thanks to an organization called Tools For Self-Reliance, you can donate your gently used tools. Each item will be carefully refurbished before being sent to Africa to […]
OK, we know — the iPhone as an actual home improvement tool? It’s a bit of a stretch. But with so many DIY-focused apps on the market, handy devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad can increasingly service a purpose as an invaluable reference tool during various stages of […]
Now’s your chance to join us! We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking bloggers who have an expert opinion on remodeling, renovation and do-it-yourself. We also need bloggers who have professional experience in the following categories: Green Building Kitchens Paint Home Security Hand and Power Tools If you’re interested in […]
In a response to the amount of waste that many job sites create either through demolition of perfectly good materials or ending up with surplus, the founders of DiggersList wanted to create a free marketplace where people could exchange home improvement supplies and tools with ease. Think of DiggersList as […]
It’s on now! Our Father’s Day Tool Giveaway from SKIL. Check it out over at our Tools blog.
Here are some new products we saw at this years National Hardware Show that we couldn’t fit time in to review but are worthy of consideration. Click the links for more information Zoomi Tags
Newsflash–Mother’s Day is Sunday! Don’t have a gift? Fear not, friends–Charles & Hudson is here with a DIY-inspired gift guide to help direct your shopping. Whether your mom loves to spend hours in a garden or prefers to tackle even the most daunting DIY project, we’ve got the perfect gift […]
Our first product roundup from the 2010 National Hardware Show highlights tools that take a slight twist on an enduring product with hopes to make it better. Sketch-it – Straight line drawing tool clipboard Franklin Stud Sensor – Instantly finds hidden studs without sliding across the wall Compass Guide Tape […]
One of the revelations from last year’s Hardware Show was the Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush System. Designed with the consultation of physical therapists, the ‘Green Toad’ system uses a 360-degree, rotating head system that locks in eight different positions. It allows anyone to paint at an angle that’s most […]
The big box retailers and other home centers have been offering courses in home improvement and do-it-yourself but some of the best courses are offered by local teaching centers such as the DIY Academy in San Francisco. They have specific classes for women and one of the more interesting is […]
We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we felt they needed their own websites. You can reach these other blogs from the navigation bar at the very […]
This weeks giveaway is for the woodworkers out there! Amateurs and pros will all agree that this pocket hole clamp from Rockler is indispensable when it comes to joinery. This clamp is a welcome addition to any workshop and would make a great gift for the budding craftsman in your […]
This photo gallery of tool tattoos was popular on our main and deserves to also be shared on our tool blog. Inspired by this T Square tattoo we spotted on a recent trip to Seattle, we decided to pull together a photo gallery of tattoos dedicated to tools. It’s difficult […]
One of the hardest parts about nearly any home renovation project is deciding what goes where. Whether you’re planning a space from the foundation up, or just trying to think of new ways to arrange your living room, thinking spatially can cause major headaches (as well as backaches from moving […]
These hammer and saw cufflinks from designer Debbie Howe will add a little DIY flair to your finest shirt and suit. Hand-made in New York of sterling silver and real wood. Available for $88.
I’ve assembled a list of 6 tools perfect for home improvement newbies. With these items you will be well on your way toward building a comprehensive workshop that can handle any home improvement task. A few comments on selection criteria: 1. I have used all of these tools myself (or […]
We’ve been blogging for a few years but new on the tool blog scene. We wanted to give a shout out to some of our favorite tool blogs that we’ve always checked out for their healthy obsession of tools. Check in regularly on these tool blogs and you won’t be […]
There are times when your local big box or hardware store may not have the exact tool you are looking for. Whether the tools been discontinued or it’s a hard to find item we haven’t exhausted our search until we look on Craigslist or eBay. There’s a good chance you’ll […]