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Milwaukee Hackzall M12 Review – Mini Recip Saw

Milwaukee Hackzall M12 Review – Mini Recip Saw

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, […]

Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

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 […]

Donate Tools To Those In Need

Donate Tools To Those In Need

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 […]

Knowledge At Your Fingertips With iScrew App

Knowledge At Your Fingertips With iScrew App

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 […]

C&H Open Call for Bloggers

C&H Open Call for Bloggers

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 […]

Find Tools and Materials on DiggersList

Find Tools and Materials on DiggersList

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 […]

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL Tools

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL Tools

It’s on now! Our Father’s Day Tool Giveaway from SKIL. Check it out over at our Tools blog.

Last-Minute Products from 2010 National Hardware Show

Last-Minute Products from 2010 National Hardware Show

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

Gifts for the DIY Mom

Gifts for the DIY Mom

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 […]

Measuring Success at the National Hardware Show

Measuring Success at the National Hardware Show

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 […]

The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

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 […]

Hands-On with the DIY Academy in San Francisco

Hands-On with the DIY Academy in San Francisco

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 […]

Introducing Our New Blogs

Introducing Our New Blogs

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 […]

Giveaway: Rockler Pock-It Hole Clamp

Giveaway: Rockler Pock-It Hole Clamp

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 […]

Tattoos of Tools or Tools with Tattoos

Tattoos of Tools or Tools with Tattoos

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 […]

Plan Your Dream Space Virtually

Plan Your Dream Space Virtually

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 […]

Designer Tool Jewelry: Cufflinks

Designer Tool Jewelry: Cufflinks

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.

Great Tools to Start Your Workshop

Great Tools to Start Your Workshop

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 […]

10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

One of our favorite editors at Apartment Therapy has identified their 10 favorite tools for DIY. It’s a great selection but we’d make the following changes. Replace the hex wrenches with a basic hammer. In terms of use a hammer is much more handy for DIY projects of any size […]

Top Tool Blogs

Top Tool Blogs

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 […]

Searching for Hard-to-Find Tools

Searching for Hard-to-Find Tools

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 […]