We ordered the subscription due to all the "free" tools they offered. The magazine is ok, but not enough issues. We never did get any free tools to try. Don't get tricked into trying all the free books they send. They are expensive and you may not need what they sent. I would recommend going to Home Depot and get a how to book there versus HandyMan. Be ware of all the offers or you will be signed up for something without even realizing it.