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The right tools for any of his many jobs

12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

Handyman, craftsman, mister-fix-it, Dad. Call him what you like, but the Do-It-Yourselfer on your list gives his all for you, no matter the task. Be honest: that beautiful new deck that causes envy in the eyes of all your friends would’ve been a creaking pile of splinters were it not for him, and you’d probably be sharing space with Fido out in the yard -- in the K9 condo he designed and built no less -- had he not stepped in to save your recent en suite experiment. Like most men of his ilk, your handyman rarely receives anything more than a hot coffee to start his day and a cold brew to finish it, which is fine by him. Isn’t it about time you gave him something more? Here are a few gift ideas that should ensure your calls for help continue to get answered.

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Kit: Triumph TR6

The Triumph TR6 is the affordable substitute for more rarified fare like the Austin Healey MkIII or the Jaguar XKE, and it's no paltry replacement, with sophistication and masculine bravado to spare. Plus, its lighter price tag means you'll have plenty of dough left over for a full kit of driving gear. Here's what we recommend for comfort, style, and a touch of brashness -- you've got to keep up with the pace the Triumph's setting, after all.

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Today in Gear: March 27, 2014

Today in Gear we examine quieter lawn mowers, a book on quail hunting rigs, Bamboo bicycles and winey Glenmorangie.

Gift Guide
The right tools for any of his many jobs

12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

Handyman, craftsman, mister-fix-it, Dad. Call him what you like, but the Do-It-Yourselfer on your list gives his all for you, no matter the task. Be honest: that beautiful new deck that causes envy in the eyes of all your friends would’ve been a creaking pile of splinters were it not for him, and you’d probably be sharing space with Fido out in the yard -- in the K9 condo he designed and built no less -- had he not stepped in to save your recent en suite experiment. Like most men of his ilk, your handyman rarely receives anything more than a hot coffee to start his day and a cold brew to finish it, which is fine by him. Isn’t it about time you gave him something more? Here are a few gift ideas that should ensure your calls for help continue to get answered.

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Smoke some grass

Blade Runners: 5 Great Riding Mowers for Under $2k

Though you might dream about dropping lotto-winning cash on a pimped-out riding mower, the truth is that you don't need to spend more than $2k for a mower that you can captain with pride. Whether you plan on doing your best Bill Murray (Caddyshack, not Lost in Translation) impression on your own personal links, or hope to trim a more modest green acres, we’ve got the riding mower for you.

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Today in Gear: March 26, 2013

topo-athletic-shoe-gear-patrol Topo Athletic Running Shoes
Topo Athletics thinks your body is a temple. Their shoe appropriately looks to "amplify" biomechanics through split-toe design (a Vulcan Salute creates a "unique anchor point"), open-toe box for comfort and stability, a zero-drop heel

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12 gifts for the handyman

12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

You lean on him all year-round to assist, assemble and install everything from kitchen cabinetry to those amazing Patagonian rosewood floors you love so much. He tirelessly tackles the disparate demands of Honey-Do lists and familial fixes without so much as a peep. And yet, of all the men featured

Reduce scrounging and swearing by 8

Craftsman Figure Eight Wrench

We all wish we had a perfectly ordered tool box. Unfortunately, the average tool shed or work table looks more like a horror movie set than a usable work space. You may not be motivated to clean up your pile o'tools

Spring into action at 1700 PSI

Craftsman Pressure Washer & Steam Cleaner

The signs of spring are usually cause for celebration -- that is until you uncover your patio furniture to reveal an unidentifiable landscape of last year’s 4th of July cookout. Craftsman, whose wares have graced the drawers of your family’s toolbox

Mowing down Motown

Craftsman CTX Lawn & Garden Tractors

The Detroit Auto Show has hosted plenty of firsts over the years -- like the unveiling of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in 1992. So it's no surprise to learn that the 2012 show is still mowing new trails as the launch

Hold 'em or fold 'em

Craftsman Clench Wrench

The Craftsman Clench Wrench ($30) is a hybrid tool that combines the convenient folding design of a pocket knife with the torque-applying benefits of your typical spanner. Besides putting a nail in the coffin of the "is that a wrench

Don't Call It An Opener

Craftsman CAP Wrench Bottle Opener

craftsman-cap-wrench-bottle-opener The Bottle Cap Wrench by Craftsman is manliness incarnate. Drop forged in the same USA factories as Craftsman tools it carries the same unconditional guarantee as it's brethren: If any Craftsman hand tool ever fails to provide complete satisfaction, Return it