The Best Garage Tools & Products

There are often many ways to solve a single issue in the garage or with a DIY job, but when you have the right tool for the job, the task is much more enjoyable. Not many folks have the time to test ten of the top stud finders, flashlights, or drywall anchors, so we put all these garage tools through the paces to save you the trouble.

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    The 10 Best Garden & Pruning Shears

    Felco - F-2

    Good quality tools aren’t too hard to come by but you need to know what features to focus on when you’re buying them that fit your gardening needs. Pruning shears are one of the garden's most used tools. We reviewed ten bypass pruners and thinning scissors over three months to see which brands and tools worked best.

  • The 22 Best Tesla Model Y & 3 Accessories


    Tesla omits many accessories I feel should have already been included with the car that just about everyone would benefit from, so it's frustrating that you even have to buy these essential accessories. The other type are upgrades--it enhances comfort, usability or visual appeal of the car in a way, in a more personalizing type of way.

  • How to Clean Bike Chains


    Cleaning your bike's chain is an essential part of bike maintenance. It's easy to do, and our step-by-step guide shows you how.

  • The 9 Best Infrared Thermometers

    ennoLogic - eT650D

    We tested seven of the most popular infrared thermometers and selected the ennoLogic - eT650D as the most accurate for home and professional use. We also chose the equally accurate Etekcity - Lasergrip 630 as our budget pick.

  • The Best Bike Racks

    Delta Cycle - Michelangelo

    We installed and tested seven popular bike racks and chose the Delta Cycle - Michelangelo as the best bike rack for an apartment, the Ibera as the best horizontal bike rack and the Racor - B-R1 as the best vertical bike rack.

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    The Best Hand Trucks

    Magliner - HMK119UA4

    After testing weight capacity and handling in an obstacle course, we think the best hand truck is the Magliner - HMK119UA4, a full-size model with 10-inch tires.

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    The 8 Best Windshield Wipers

    Rain-X - Latitude

    After a full year of testing eight wiper brands in the rain and sun, we found out the real differences between wiper brands. The best windshield wiper is the Rain-X Latitude: It wipes well and fits most cars.

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    The Best Car Vacuums

    BLACK+DECKER - BDH2000PL Pivot

    We spent weeks testing the top car vacuums in the grimiest cars to figure out which cleans the best. Ultimately, the BLACK+DECKER - Pivot did the best job of getting our vehicles clean. Another great cordless model is the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser.

  • The 8 Best Hose Reels

    AMES - 2519500

    After six weeks of testing, we think the best reel for efficiently spooling and storing your garden hose is the Suncast - Hose Hideaway

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    The Best OBD2 Scanners

    Lemur - Bluedriver

    After consulting with an expert technician and running a month of tests on engines, emissions components, braking and airbag systems with 13 products, we found the best OBD2 scanner to be the Lemur - Bluedriver.

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    The Best Garage Door Openers

    Chamberlain - B500 Series

    After 20 hours of installing and testing three top units, hundreds of open/close cycles and consulting expert installers on site, we found the best garage door opener to be the Chamberlain - 500 Series.

  • The Best String Trimmers

    Black+Decker - LST136W

    After two months of edging lawns, trimming grass and relentless weed destruction on a ten-acre orchard we found the Black+Decker - LST136W to be the best string trimmer for the average sized lawn.

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    The Best Leaf Blowers

    Toro - 51621

    We spent two months of blowing, sweeping and shredding the endless piles of autumn leaves on a ten-acre orchard to discover the Toro - 51621 is the best leaf blower for most homeowners.

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    The Best Lawn Mowers

    Honda - 21" HRR216K9VKA

    After a season of mowing a 4,300 sq. ft. lawn with self-propelled gas, electric and manual lawn mowers, we found the best lawn mower for most folks to be a Honda gas-powered model.

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    The Best Air Compressors

    California Air Tools

    We spent over 40 hours researching and testing air compressors in a busy wood shop to find the CA Air Tools - 5510SE to be the best air compressor in terms of noise and portability.

  • The Best Rechargeable Flashlights

    Fenix - PD35

    Over three weeks, we tested ten of the best rechargeable flashlights under $100. We included tactical flashlights, emergency lights and spotlights to find three stand-out picks.

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    The Best Basketballs

    Wilson - Evolution

    Advice from professional ballers informed our 100 hours of testing and allowed us to make our pick for the best indoor and outdoor basketballs.

  • Photo Credit Kimberly Lostroscio
    The 8 Best Garden Hoses

    Briggs and Stratton

    We tested the best garden hoses over 40 hours in order to determine the Briggs and Stratton is the best overall garden hose. It's sturdy, manageable, and comes with a lifetime warranty.