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The Family Handyman: The Tool Issue is on sale now!

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The Family Handyman November 2011 issueOur annual Tool Issue is on sale now.  It’s got 13 feature stories, tons of tool reviews and techniques and of course, lots of great DIY projects. We’ve added new departments, too: Pro Tips, with techniques for contractors and advanced DIYers, and Best in DIY, which steers you to the best choices in products.
Pick up a copy of the November issue at your favorite magazine retailer. You'll get all this and more:


Best in DIY: Sliding miter saws
We gave them a workout and picked our favorites—check them out!

Our favorite tool tips
Tricks and advice from a guy who’s spent a lifetime with tools.

Weekend wainscoting
A fast, economical design for simply stunning trim.

Top 10 tools for trim
A master trimmer shows off his secret weapons for faster, better trim.

Cut your sanding time in half
Sanding is boring. Get it done faster with tips from pro woodworkers.

Weekend projects:
- Triple-tier basket stand: A simple, practical storage unit built with a simple, practical tool.
- Masterpiece mirror: A little glass tile can turn a cheap mirror into a work of art.
- Bookcase built by 2: Even a dad can build it—with a little help from his kid.

Smartphones for DIY
Not just high-tech toys, they’re terrific tools for DIYers.  

DIY and the NFL
Terrence Wheatley, Buffalo Bills defensive back, talks home improvement. And a little football.

Duct tape tips & tales
No matter what the problem, duct tape is the solution!

And don't forget to check out the latest DIYer Gone Wild.


Also read, My favorite drill: The Makita 18v Li-ion Cordless Driver

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      I hope my subscription starts with this issue, this is exactly what I need!!

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      Whats that color?

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