Roy Berendsohn

Roy Berendsohn

Senior Home Editor

Roy Berendsohn has worked for more than 25 years at Seniorhelpline, where he has written on carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, electrical, woodworking, blacksmithing, welding, lawn care, chainsaw use, and outdoor power equipment. When he’s not working on his own house, he volunteers with Sovereign Grace Church doing home repair for families in rural, suburban and urban locations throughout central and southern New Jersey.

13 Weird Tools You've Likely Never Seen Before

Tool lovers rejoice. The Skyhook exists.

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Rugged Coffee Makers For Brewing Some Joe in Your Garage or Shop

Because you don't want a fragile glass carafe around power tools and lumber.

You Need a Coffeemaker That's Tough Enough to Survive in the Garage

Don't put a breakable glass carafe around power tools and lumber. Get this instead.

Tool Test: Entry-Level Belt Sanders
There are some dirty jobs in sanding: removing paint, sanding off blobs of hardened glue, or smoothing reclaimed lumber that's studded …
Best Winter Boots for Getting Serious Work Done

Work doesn't stop for the winter months, and these boots will make sure you keep going in the coldest of temperatures.

The Best Warm Work Shirts for When the Temperature Drops

If you're not staying warm while working, you're in big trouble.

The Best Work Aprons for Taking on Any Project

If you're doing a project right, things are going to get dirty. These aprons will help.

How to Make Your Own Christmas Swag

Add a touch of greenery and boost the Christmas cheer around your home. It's remarkably easy to do.

The Best Undershirts for Keeping Warm All Winter

New-age synthetics, old-school cotton…and everything in between.

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43 Tool Gifts Under $200

The best (and most reasonably priced) gifts you can find for any tool giver in your life.

Keep Your Head Toasty With the Perfect Winter Workwear Hat

Most heat escapes through your head. These hats will keep that from happening.

Keep Your Head Toasty with the Perfect Winter Workwear Hat

Most heat escapes through your head. These hats will keep that from happening.

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Shop Rags, Wipes, and Towels to Clean Up Any Mess

The best products for cleaning up grease, grime, dirt, dust, paint, lubricants, and oils.

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Home Generator 101: How to Use a Generator Safely and Effectively

We provide the answers to the 10 most common generator questions.

The Tool That Makes the Best Stocking Stuffer

Pliers fit neatly into that stocking, and you can never have enough pairs.

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How to Shovel Snow and Which Shovel to Use

Push versus lift is an important question.

How to Find the Best Bib Overalls for the Job

When you need some serious workwear, nothing works quite as well as a trusty pair of bib overalls.

4 Great Turkey Sandwiches For All Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is a day to remember the good stuff in your life...and also turkey.

My Favorite Little Notebook Costs $4 And Just Might Change Your Life

Get a well-built book for keeping notes and take it everywhere with you.

The Hobo Hieroglyphs: Their Secret Symbols, Explained

The marks that told travelers whether a town or house was friend or foe.

Waste Not: 6 Things You Can Do With Sawdust and Wood Shavings

Wood is good. Even its dust and shavings are useful.

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6 Reasons You Should Always Have a Paper Map

Paper: The mapping technology that won't run out of battery.

The Best Coveralls and How to Buy Them

Anybody who gets dirty on the job needs a good pair.

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15 Things to Do Around the House Before the Holidays
Before the horde of aunts, uncles, friends, and cousins descends upon your humble abode, take a few minutes to make sure you're ready f…
In Praise of the Small-Parts Bag

Stop losing track of all those random wrenches and bits.

Is Stanley's New Plastic Utility Knife Any Good?

The utility knife didn't need to be reinvented. And yet, we're impressed.

Ridgid's New Hammer Drill-Driver Is an Escalation of the Power Tools Torque War

Ridgid’s big drill is the next salvo for power tool supremacy.

How To Use Shims To Fix Just About Anything

Use these do-it-all wood pieces strategically.

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The One Thing You Should Never Do with a Chainsaw

You do things the right way—almost always. But there's always that one time. With a chainsaw, you don't want to make a mistake.

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How to Extract Those Pesky Stripped Screws

Stripped screws beware: You’re backing out. We’re not backing down.