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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Secondhand Tools

Part of the allure of the DIY lifestyle is saving a couple bucks wherever you can. But tools are expensive. Buying secondhand tools can be an excellent way for a savvy DIYer to cut costs — as long as you know where to look, what to buy, and when to walk away.

Best Cyber Monday Home Deals: Save 20% on Casper Mattresses!

Cyber Monday is a great time to score awesome savings on home goods, so we've rounded up the best >home deals you have to see today. Be sure to check back though, as we'll be updating this page with even more offers as we see them.

9 Fall Camping Essentials on Sale at REI

October is a great time for camping. If that sounds appealing but you don't have the gear, head over to REI Garage and get up to 60% off a selection of apparel, shoes, and camping gear. Here are nine outdoor basics you'll need to camp in comfort.

8 Things You Need from Northern Tool, Even if You Don't DIY

You don't have to be a handyman to benefit from Northern Tool's Fall Power Sale. With discounts on over 2,100 items, there are great deals for even the anti-do-it-yourselfer. We've rounded up eight items that are useful to own, no matter your skill level.

The Biggest Savings from Lowe's Labor Day Sale

Lowe's is discounting thousands of products during its Labor Day sale, including tools, lighting, and bathroom fixtures. We've picked out seven of the best-discounted items, so you can easily finish your shopping before the sale ends August 30.

Upgrade Your Camping Experience With REI's Clearance Sale

If you like to have a few creature comforts along while camping, it's time to check out REI's clearance section. It takes up to 84% off a selection of clothing, accessories, and gear. We've picked seven items that make camping a little more comfortable.

9 Top Picks From Home Depot's Memorial Day Sale to Keep You Busy This Summer

The downtime of summer is a perfect opportunity to do all those things you never seem to have time for during the rest of the year. Whether that means completing projects or making your own seasonal fun, Home Depot has you covered as it cuts up to 37% off a selection of patio furniture, grills, garage storage, tools, and more during its Memorial Day Sale. Here are 9 items suited to various summer activities.

The Best Cheap Gifts Under $10, $20, and $50

Your gift-buying days may be numbered, but you don't have to break the bank to be a generous giver. Just take a gander at these wallet-friendly gift ideas, which are cleverly arranged by price.

Best Cyber Week Clothing You Can Still Get: Last Chance on the Year's Top Sales

Cyber Monday is over for another year, but you can still snag awesome apparel deals! Here's our roundup of the best Cyber Week clothing deals, but don't wait too long — many of these will be done before you know it.

Best Black Friday Tool Deals: Score Craftsman Tools for Practically Nothing!

Have a handyman or handywoman on your Black Friday shopping list? You're in luck! We've rounded up the best Black Friday tool deals thus far.

Don't Replace Your Broken iPhone! It's Probably Cheaper to Fix It

After a couple of years, even the most reliable iPhone's battery life starts to fade — and that's assuming you didn't drop it and crack the screen before then. Let's dig into which iPhone issues you can repair yourself, and what it will cost you to let a professional handle the fix.

The Complete Guide to Senior Discounts

Are you afraid to ask for a senior discount? Once you see some of the deals that are available, you'll reconsider! To help you get started, we've rounded up some of the best senior citizen discounts.

Retailers Giving Back: Shop These Memorial Day Deals for Veterans!

In an effort to show their appreciation this Memorial Day, some retailers are teaming up with SheerID to offer exclusive discounts to military members and their families. We've rounded up the best Memorial Day deals for veterans, those on active duty, reservists, National Guardsmen and women, retirees, and their families.

4 Essential Power Saws For Every Home Workshop

You've probably got a hand saw or two in your workshop, but power tools are an investment. Do you really need to go cordless? Should you get a portable table saw? We look at how to get the most versatile, useful, and affordable power saws.

5 Power Tools That Every Home Should Have

Hand tools are reliable and affordable, but they can make certain tasks lengthy and painful. These five power tools will get you through a wide variety of home repairs and projects.

Gift Ideas for Him: Deals for Every Guy on Your List

Whether it's your dad, brother, husband, friend, or coworker, chances are there's at least one member of the less fair sex for whom you need to get a gift this holiday season. As such, we've rounded up a handful of this week's best Editors' Choice deals to help you cross them off your list. Even better, all will ship for free in time for Christmas so you don't need to even leave the house.

Harbor Freight Tools Black Friday Ad Analysis: Tools From Just $15

Harbor Freight Tools recently released its Black Friday ad preview, allowing even DIY shoppers an opportunity to save during the holiday shopping season.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

From hand tools to home appliances, preparing for the coming cooler weather can be easy and affordable. Gather firewood, rake your leaves, and more!

The Best Father's Day Freebies and Discounts

If your kids' gifts aren't up to scratch, we've found a selection of Father's Day freebies with which you can treat yourself and celebrate your paternal successes in style.

9 Must-Have Tools for Your College-Bound Kid

So your son or daughter is off to university and will soon be living in an apartment of their own for the first time. Why not make their lives a little easier by equipping them with a tool box full of the basics?

How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home

A great coat of house paint is an investment that can protect your home for a decade. But proper planning, tools, and skills are necessary to ensure everything goes right. Here is our guide to painting your home exterior. (Hint: It's a lot of prep!)

Save Money With These 5 DIY Car Repairs

Wiper blades, motor oil, fuses: these and more can be replaced or repaired cheaply and easily without a trip to the mechanic. Check out what tools and parts you'll need, plus step-by-step guides for each task.

8 Home Improvement Projects You Shouldn't Do Yourself

Retaining walls, overgrown tree limbs, and lead-based paint are all home projects that require serious attention. But cost, difficulty, and danger could require professional help.

Get These 8 Things to Help Prepare For Emergencies

With much of the country under snow (including some regions that barely see an inch), now is a good time to review what you need to prepare for unexpected extreme weather, car breakdowns, and other emergencies.

Tools You Should Always Have in Your Car in Case of Emergency

It's a cold, windy, and slushy winter day, so of course that's when your car decides it doesn't want to operate properly. Are you prepared for a flat tire or a dead battery? How about a loose screw or a blown fuse? Now is a good time to make sure you've got the tools you'll need to deal with minor car troubles. We've compiled this list of the best tools and supplies you'll want to keep in your trunk.

Kmart Black Friday Ad Analysis: Tablet Deals Worth Waking Up For

Kmart isn't playing around with Black Friday this year. Boasting the earliest Thanksgiving opening time at 6 am, Sears' sister store is intent on holding a 42-hour Black Friday shopathon. But will the deals be worth ditching your turkey dinner to stand in line? We examined the leaked Kmart Black Friday ad to find out.

All of Our Tools & Hardware Buying Guides, in One Place

DealNews is always bringing you the best tool and hardware deals; and now, we've compiled all of our tool-buying guides into one place. Whether you want to know more about drills, ladders, or an emergency automotive kit, check out our tools and hardware hub.

Power Tools for the Garden: From Chainsaws to Leaf Blowers

Who doesn't love a beautiful lawn with perfectly uniform grass immaculately manicured? These outdoor landscapes involve hard work, planting, cultivating, weeding, pruning, and harvesting. Fortunately, we live in an age where power tools can alleviate some of the hard work necessary to bring about a handsome garden and lawn.

How to Be Prepared for a Power Outage: Provisions and Preparations

With air conditioner season arriving in parts of the country, blackouts could be close behind. Be prepared for a power outage with these supplies and provisions.

Green Thumb 101: The 10 Essential Tools to Get Your Garden Growing

For those with green thumbs, there's nothing quite like getting one's hands dirty and planting flowers, fruits, and vegetables to mark the beginning of spring. But for the newbies, we've compiled a list of 10 essential gardening tools, along with some deals that will leave plenty of room in your budget for seeds and plants.

Shopping for Dad is a Pain: Our Awkward Father's Day eCard Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner on June 15, but we're betting you still haven't found a gift. Because dads are notoriously hard to shop for, we've made some Father's Day eCards (with a little help from Awkward Family Photos) to point you towards the perfect gift.

How to Choose the Right Generator for Your Home & Tailgating Needs

Owning a portable generator is a great investment for dialing up the quality of your tailgate party with video and audio on a sumptuous widescreen TV, or just being prepared for winter power outages. But generators come in many shapes, sizes, and (most importantly) price points. Thus, we've created a helpful guide to picking a portable generator.