Best tools 2020: the T3 DIY Hub will find you the best power tools of every kind, ready for your next job

All the tools you need to get the job done, conveniently curated

Take up your tools: it's the T3 DIY Hub

Considering a little home improvement? We have the best power tools available to man and woman, spread over multiple buying guides.

Our man with the utility belt, Leon Poultney spends his entire life sweating over everything from jigsaws to nailguns, and he's now ready to share his findings in the T3 DIY hub.

The essentials

For the garden

  • The best cordless garden tools of all kinds
  • Best electric chainsaw
  • Best cordless lawnmower
  • Best petrol mower
  • Best robot mower
  • Best strimmer

For the specialist 

Design ideas and inspiration and how-tos from our friends at Realhomes.com

Realhomes.com, brought to you by the same company that publishes T3.com, is perfect if you are looking for home improvement inspiration and advice. It features shopping guides, decorating trends to inspire you and home renovation and extension projects – including kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms – for every budget.

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years, during which time he has attended every event going, apart from Apple ones, as he mysteriously doesn't get invited to them. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. 

Duncan's current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. Duncan also edits T3's golf section because fuck it, someone has to. Dave Usher does all the real work on that bit, though. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."