Efficient motors, advanced controls, and high-density batteries make for better...
Every tradesperson has favorite hand tools. Here are some of mine
These brushless subcompact tools will perform 90% of the tasks a carpenter needs to do.
Modular organizers share the same footprint and can be stacked and latched together...
These sub 8-pound nail guns are comfortable to use and surprisingly powerful.
The Ti 15 brushless impact driver is also a drill/driver.
This self-cleaning HEPA vacuum is designed to collect the fine dust produced by...
It’s not easy to earn a place in my tool bags. Here are 11 tools that make the cut.
High-efficiency brushless motors and increased energy-density batteries push the...
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Today's cordless drills are significantly better than the ones I used four or five years ago — they have more power and greater runtime...
The workhorse sander for most tradesmen is the 5-inch-diameter random-orbit sander. Thanks to its ability to hog off stock with a coarse...
Miter saws have come a long way from their humble beginnings. I remember the heyday of the 9-inch blade, direct-drive Rockwell 'Motorized...
These are not the only tools in my bag; they’re just the ones I like or use the most.
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