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Hand Tools

  • 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,…

  • Top 5 New Tools for Your Wish List

    Envy. Awe. Uncontrollable desire. Warning – you may experience all of these things when you get a load of these tools. New to the market or just improvements to tried and…

  • Must-Have Tools For Home Repair Success

    A DIYer without tools is like an artist without a paintbrush; a writer without a pencil; a blogger without a computer — well, you get my drift. The importance of tools…

  • The Gutster Demolition Tool

    One of the great things about the International Builders Show and the Remodeling Show are the small guys who have an opportunity to share their inventions with the world and hopefully…

  • Infuse Your Toolbox With A Pop Of Pretty

    If you, like me, are on a constant mission to surround yourself with pretty things, then Cynthia Rowley’s new tool collection should definitely be on your radar. Basic home improvement supplies,…

  • You’ll Never Lose a Boomerang Tool

    If you’ve got a problem setting down tools and misplacing them in the middle of a project, consider tools from the Boomerang Tool company. On display at the National Hardware Show…

  • Tighten Your Belts with E-Z Sander

    Sanding blocks can be a pain in the you know what. Ripping off the correct sized piece without wasting paper can be frustrating. We came across the E-Z Sander at the…

  • Stay Strong with the BackSaver Grip

    Any tool that helps relieve stress on the back, hips and arms will enable you to work longer and with less chance of injury. This is especially important for folks that…

  • Handheld Snow Plow for Deep Snow

    Shoveling snow is not only extremely difficult, it can also be hazardous to your deck, patio or walkway surface. Shovels can easily gouge wood and chip stone. The Manplow as seen…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 4-in-1 Square: Simple and Effective

    Simple tools that tackle multiple tasks offer the most value to us. We’ve found some gems at this years National Hardware Show and Level Best 2 is one of them. It’s…

  • A DIYers’ Five Best Friends

    One of my fellow morning bus-riders, a widow nearing retirement, recently told me that said she wouldn’t begin to know what she should have in the house when it came to…

  • 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…

  • Sears Craftsman Tools Now at Ace Hardware

    One Project Closer just tipped us that Craftsman tools will now be available in about 100 Ace Hardware stores by this summer. Ace Hardware will start with about 10% of the…

  • Bold Bottle Openers

    We got our hands on a hardcore bottle opener from Craftsman. It’s made from the same forged steel that all of their hand tools are and you can certainly feel it’s…

  • Take Charge with the SnoBoss Snow Shovel

    As everyone knows the mid-Atlantic has been walloped with more snow than usual and many parts of the rest of the country are also blanketed in the white stuff. We really…

  • Advantages of Buying Better Tools

    Sustainability is becoming an ever-present buzz word, applied to everything from wardrobe choices to home construction. PJ of Unclutterer offers his take on buying durable, sustainable tools that make better, more…

  • Giveaway: Tape Measure from DIY Network

    Show pride in your favorite TV programs with this sharp looking tape measure from Komelon that’s branded with a badge from the DIY Network. As a courtesy to our readers the…