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HANDY Visits Behradise
March 06, 2014
HANDY Visits Behradise
OK, it wasn't just the opportunity to break from a brutal Minnesota winter that lured me to visit the Behr campus in California. Truth is, I can't res...
New OPE Platform From Kobalt
March 03, 2014
New OPE Platform From Kobalt
Seven tools, one 40-volt lithium-ion battery. That's the gist of Kobalt's new outdoor power equipment line, which was recently unveiled at the brand's...
Move-Anywhere Under-Cabinet Lights
February 24, 2014
Move-Anywhere Under-Cabinet Lights
An innovative under-cabinet lighting track like no other, the Halo HU20 LED Undercabinet Luminaire from Cooper Lighting features a low-voltage track s...
Coordinating Curb Appeal
February 17, 2014
Coordinating Curb Appeal
Not only does Clopay offer homeowners many beautiful, distinct options to boost curb appeal by replacing garage doors, but the company has gone a step...
Getting Ready for Spring Thaw
February 13, 2014
Getting Ready for Spring Thaw
Spring will come. Yes, it will. And when it's time to plant the plants and grow the greens, you'll really appreciate a dedicated work space for playin...
Carpenter's Pencil Reinvented
February 10, 2014
Carpenter's Pencil Reinvented
No need to take a break in the middle of your project to sharpen your wood carpenter's pencil with a utility knife, or to clean the dust off of your p...
Check Out the Latest Home Products
February 05, 2014
Check Out the Latest Home Products
Vegas baby! Vegas! It's the only place to be this week if you're part of the home-improvement and construction industry. That's because the Internatio...
Fresh, New Colors for Weber Grills
February 03, 2014
Fresh, New Colors for Weber Grills
Weber's iconic kettle-style grill is getting a colorful makeover in 2014. While almost everyone recognizes the 22.5-in. One-Touch Gold charcoal grill'...
Quick-Change Cutting Tool
January 27, 2014
Quick-Change Cutting Tool
Tackle a variety of household cutting jobs with one tool: the new Crescent SwitchBlade. This multipurpose, heavy-duty cutter features one handle with ...
WTI: FrogTape Textured Surface
January 22, 2014
WTI: FrogTape Textured Surface
The folks at FrogTape are problem solvers—we've known that since the introduction of their original green tape with PaintBlock Technology several year...
Perfect Decorating Partner
January 20, 2014
Perfect Decorating Partner
It's challenging enough to find the right aesthetic location for frames or artwork that you want to hang on a wall while standing on a ladder, holding...
Create a Sleek Deck with Hidden Fasteners
January 15, 2014
Create a Sleek Deck with Hidden Fasteners
We love the clean appearance of a deck with no visible screws or nails riddling the deck boards. Hiding the fasteners not only looks better, it also m...
Custom, Contemporary Range Hoods
January 13, 2014
Custom, Contemporary Range Hoods
What better way to complement your kitchen cabinets or appliances than with a custom range hood featuring elegant glass, metal fins powder-coated in a...
Old Tires Make New Pavers
January 06, 2014
Old Tires Make New Pavers
It doesn't get much better than patio pavers that are lightweight and easy to install, and also do their part for the environment. Azek Pavers contain...
The Perfect Pressure Washer?
December 30, 2013
The Perfect Pressure Washer?
The Briggs & Stratton Elite Series 3300 MAX PSI with Key Electric Start ($799) may be the perfect pressure washer. Here's why: It has four large w...
Fold Clothes Like a Physicist
December 23, 2013
Fold Clothes Like a Physicist
You don't need to own t-shirts emblazoned with iconic comic-book symbols or have an obsessive personality like Sheldon Cooper of "The Big Bang Theory"...
Gift Suggestions for DIYers
December 09, 2013
Gift Suggestions for DIYers
It's that time of year again — when chaos ensues and everyone is scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their friends and loved ones. Well, we're he...
WTI: Headlight Restoration Kit
November 20, 2013
WTI: Headlight Restoration Kit
Sleeping, star gazing, watching a movie, processing film (Is anyone still using film cameras?); these are all things that are better done in the dark....
The Ultimate Hose Attachment
November 18, 2013
The Ultimate Hose Attachment
No need to hold your thumb over the cold spout of the hose to get a stream of water strong enough to wash away dirt and grime on your driveway, siding...
Win a $100 Home Depot Gift Card
November 07, 2013
Win a $100 Home Depot Gift Card
What would you buy with a $100 Home Depot gift card? Here's your chance to win one. The generous people at Concrobium are giving five lucky winners ea...
Mr. Miyagi-Approved Wood Finishing
November 04, 2013
Mr. Miyagi-Approved Wood Finishing
Thank goodness the new Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths don't come with the stern Mr. Miyagi leaning over your shoulder. There's no pressure when using th...
Deck Screws That Won't Strip
October 28, 2013
Deck Screws That Won't Strip
Many have tried, yet few have succeeded in creating a new type of driver bit and screw head that won't strip when the going gets tough. But we think O...
Product Test: Wolf of a Saw
October 21, 2013
Product Test: Wolf of a Saw
Test this beast of a saw and then keep it — for free?! Yep, that's what we had the privilege of confirming with the 12 Handyman Club of America member...
WTI: Wireless Closet Light
October 16, 2013
WTI: Wireless Closet Light
If you wake up before your wife and you don't want to disturb her beauty rest, then you might leave the house looking like you, well, got dressed in t...
Move Over DeGeneres...
October 14, 2013
Move Over DeGeneres...
A new awards show is in town to announce the 2013 HANDY Innovation Award winners. Check out this video for an entertaining look at the most notable h...
Two Inflators Compete On Air
October 09, 2013
Two Inflators Compete On Air
There's more than one way to push air into a tire, air mattress, beach ball, floatie toy, soccer ball ... and so on. You've got your hand pump, foot p...
Solution: Tropic Pullout Faucet
October 07, 2013
Solution: Tropic Pullout Faucet
You know who you are: you misspitters who leave a trail of mint-color foam and gooey globs of toothpaste along the bowl of the bathroom sink. Well, no...
Product Test: Rafter Square
September 30, 2013
Product Test: Rafter Square
Of the 328 Handyman Club of America members that tested the Empire e2994 True Blue Laser Etched Rafter Square, 100 percent said that they would recomm...
WTI: Lightspecs LED Safety Glasses
September 25, 2013
WTI: Lightspecs LED Safety Glasses
It's 3:08 a.m. and your mind is about as calm as a kitten on catnip. Insomnia. Happens to the best of us, right? You've tried every solution and still...
This New Smoke Alarm is Da Bomb
September 16, 2013
This New Smoke Alarm is Da Bomb
Following the trend of most electronics these days, smoke detectors and fire alarms are getting smarter and smaller. One certain example of this is th...
Giveaway: Treasure Chest of Finishes
September 05, 2013
Giveaway: Treasure Chest of Finishes
Minwax is giving away everything you need to apply a perfect finish on any woodworking or remodeling project. We're talking about a treasure chest of ...
A Sticky Video, But a Great Gluing Kit
September 04, 2013
A Sticky Video, But a Great Gluing Kit
HANDY editor Larry Okrend has seen his share of sticky situations and tacky tenons, so when he heard about Rockler's new glue kit, he was drawn in. He...
Make Anything Liquid-Resistant
August 19, 2013
Make Anything Liquid-Resistant
The bright minds behind NeverWet, an innovative multi-surface liquid-repelling treatment from Rust-Oleum, demonstrate in this video how the spray-on f...
WTI: Saber Cast 500 Grill
August 07, 2013
WTI: Saber Cast 500 Grill
Grilling season is in full swing, so HANDY Editor Larry Okrend has left the workshop and is joined by Cooking Club Magazine Senior Editor, Kelli Bills...
Put This Where the Sun Don't Shine
August 05, 2013
Put This Where the Sun Don't Shine
We sent the wireless LED In-Cabinet Light ($29.99) to 185 members of the Handyman Club of America to see if it made life easier for them. 97 percent o...
Savvy Soaking Tub
July 22, 2013
Savvy Soaking Tub
Providing spa-like luxury at home for a more approachable price than what's available on the market today, the new American Standard Cadet freestandin...
Product Test: Power Steamer
July 15, 2013
Product Test: Power Steamer
After we sent the HomeRight SteamMachine Multi-Purpose Power Steamer ($99.99) to 79 of our product testers—for free—we received this feedback: Dani...
We Tried It: Wagner Flexio Paint Sprayers
July 10, 2013
We Tried It: Wagner Flexio Paint Sprayers
A lot of DIYers steer clear of power sprayers and mechanical rollers when they paint — not that there's anything wrong with that. We totally get it. W...
Become a One-Trip Champ
July 01, 2013
Become a One-Trip Champ
We all have times like this: You gather all of the grocery bags, two gallons of milk and a 12-pack of... let's just say toilet paper into your straini...
Shine Your Shoes with a Drill
June 24, 2013
Shine Your Shoes with a Drill
We all have a power drill somewhere around the house, right? Well, here's a new use for that universal tool: buffing. It makes sense — the fast rotati...
Giveaway: $500 in Home Depot Dollars
June 20, 2013
Giveaway: $500 in Home Depot Dollars
What would you buy with a $100 Home Depot gift card? Here's your chance to win one. The generous people at Concrobium are giving five lucky winners ea...
WTI: Port-A-Cool 3000
June 12, 2013
WTI: Port-A-Cool 3000
We're not talking about some kind of Red Green-inspired experiment here. We went for a true test of the Port-A-Cool Cyclone 3000 by bringing it along ...
Chic-as-Concrete Wallcovering
June 10, 2013
Chic-as-Concrete Wallcovering
If you look closely, there may be a slight hint of Norwegian influence in this new wallcovering, now available in the United States exclusively throug...
WTI: Carhartt Force Workwear
June 05, 2013
WTI: Carhartt Force Workwear
It's often been said that when you dress for the job and feel good about how you look, you'll be more successful. That advice is especially true when ...
There's No Such Thing as a Workshop Genie
June 03, 2013
There's No Such Thing as a Workshop Genie
Though we all wish our workshop messes would just disappear when we're finished with a project, the unfortunate truth is there's no such thing as a wo...
WTI: Milwaukee XC 4.0 battery
May 29, 2013
WTI: Milwaukee XC 4.0 battery
It doesn't matter if we're talking about cars or tools, if someone provides us with the opportunity to increase our mileage without increasing the siz...
Product Test: Bit Sharpener
May 20, 2013
Product Test: Bit Sharpener
We sent the Drill Doctor Model 750X ($149) bit sharpener to 39 of our product testers who know the value of a good, sharp drill bit. After using it, 1...
This Giveaway Is Gonna Floor You
May 09, 2013
This Giveaway Is Gonna Floor You
OK, we're guilty of picking that juicy, irresistible, low-hanging pun fruit when we say that this giveaway is gonna floor you. But it's true. In our B...
WTI: Toilet Seat Guys Hate/Love
May 08, 2013
WTI: Toilet Seat Guys Hate/Love
Gary Legwold is Web Editor for HANDY. In the battle of the sexes, guys, we're getting our butts kicked. I'm talking about this issue of the toilet ...
WTI: Women's Work Gloves
May 01, 2013
WTI: Women's Work Gloves
We tried three work gloves in this video, and we've got to hand it to Foxgloves especially for coming up with a work glove that'll turn some heads as ...
5 Stupidest Household Chemicals
April 22, 2013
5 Stupidest Household Chemicals
T.S. Eliot's famous poem "The Waste Land" begins with: "April is the cruelest month ...." We agree, although for more practical reasons than Eliot's (...
We Tried It: Showerhead Plays Music
April 03, 2013
We Tried It: Showerhead Plays Music
Here's the thing about Kohler's new and very cool Moxie Showerhead (see video): You better like cold showers. You see, the Moxie has a built-in wi...
It's a Chip Clip for Heavy Bags
March 27, 2013
It's a Chip Clip for Heavy Bags
You can argue that the Chip Clip keeps the devil away from your door. It preserves your potato chips so that you're not forced — "The devil made me do...
A Work Light for Knucklehead Fans
March 25, 2013
A Work Light for Knucklehead Fans
We wouldn't call you a knucklehead if you didn't love this work light, but our product testers might. Twenty-two of them tested the Knucklehead Rechar...
Never Talk Dirty Again—We Swear!
February 01, 2012
Never Talk Dirty Again—We Swear!
When we work on projects, everything around us takes a beating: our tools, clothes, hands and even our cell phones. Replacing a phone can be painfully...
Disarm Your Killer Garden Hose
August 11, 2011
Disarm Your Killer Garden Hose
We hate it when this happens: With all this heat, we're watering, watering, watering, which means we're moving the hose. A lot. Unfortunately, it also...
Start-to-Finish Project Updates
June 01, 2011
Start-to-Finish Project Updates
Besides recording their projects for posterity (ah, vanity), our testers gave this cool Timelapse ProjectCam an impressive 98 percent approval rating....
Power — the Strong, Silent Type
April 04, 2011
Power — the Strong, Silent Type
Storm season looms, so it's prudent to become pals with a portable generator. It doesn't need to be a loud, overweight, fume-spewing beast. Indeed, we...
Too Cold to Compost? Nope
March 31, 2011
Too Cold to Compost? Nope
Composting is almost synonymous to smugness. Seriously, don't you just feel so dang "eco" — and prudent when you consider the cost of compost — as you...
Do You Like Your Peephole?
March 30, 2011
Do You Like Your Peephole?
Probably not. In fact, most of us have peephole problems that we're rather peeved about. Why? A typical door peephole c...
Do Chainsaw Champs Do Diamonds?
March 28, 2011
Do Chainsaw Champs Do Diamonds?
Spring is springing, which means springing to action with our outdoor cleanup jobs. We're up to the task of trimming trees damaged by seasonal storms,...
Free Home-Design Software
March 14, 2011
Free Home-Design Software
Are you painfully paired with piles of paper and a pencil when making project drawings? You're not alone. Many who try computer-assisted design softwa...
Kick-Butt Weather Protection
March 10, 2011
Kick-Butt Weather Protection
We think it's a good fit for a company that makes waterproof boots to also make a stylish, kick-butt rain jacket. The company, Magnum Boots, is known ...
Dull Blades? Not With This Utility Knife
January 26, 2011
Dull Blades? Not With This Utility Knife
DIYers and home-improvement geeks always look for better ways to accomplish a project — and we want the perfect tool for any job. Trades profess...
Giveaway Lineup—Need Your Vote!
January 03, 2011
Giveaway Lineup—Need Your Vote!
What a holiday hoot to start the tool giveaways in December! It felt good to call the winners, who were thrilled. In the interest of not killing the t...

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