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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After testing the accuracy and reliability of nine different models, we think the unique sensor and excellent price of the Franklin Sensors - T6 make it the best stud finder.
We tested six new top-rated distance meters against our long-term test model, and the Bosch - GLM 50C is our pick for the best laser measuring tool.
We tested ten of the best drywall anchors and found that the E-Z Ancor - Toggle Anchor is ideal for mounting decor without a stud for support.
We researched and tested the best garage shelving racks from major retailers and found that the Gladiator - Heavy Duty Wire Rack is the best way to organize your garage.
After testing the top-selling brands, we've picked the Rubbermaid - Roughneck as the best storage containers for closet and garage.
Are you susceptible to a home burglary? Good news: burglary rates are dropping in the U.S. But, that doesn’t mean you should neglect the potential for…
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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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.
After six weeks of testing, we think the best reel for efficiently spooling and storing your garden hose is the Suncast - Hose Hideaway
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've updated our review for 2020 and selected two new winners as the best bike pump - the Topeak - Joe Blow III floor pump and the Lezyne - Micro Floor Drive mini pump.
Advice from professional ballers informed our 100 hours of testing and allowed us to make our pick for the best indoor and outdoor basketballs.
We tested the best garden hoses over 30 hours in order to determine the Craftsman Premium is the best option available. The Craftsman is sturdy, manageable, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
The SprayTec 9-Pattern Nozzle takes the cake with its multi-use functionality and comfortable grip, great attributes for any serious gardener.
We took down over 1000 soda cans to determine our selection of the best can crusher: the Easy Pull Auto Dispenser. The Easy Pull is quick, inexpensive, risk-free and easy to use.