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Fluke 566 Infrared Thermometer Fluke 566 Infrared Thermometer

If several thousand dollars for an IR camera isn't in this year's tool budget, consider an infrared thermometer like the Fluke 566. Read more

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Bacharach Telescopic Mirror Set Bacharach Telescopic Mirror Set

For my money, small telescopic mirrors are among the most useful inspection tools out there. Read more

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Flir Systems BCAM SD Infrared Camera Flir Systems BCAM SD Infrared Camera

One of the most important diagnostic tools in the building-forensics toolbox is an infrared camera. Read more

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Greenlee Fish Stix Greenlee Fish Stix

Still using that curly steel fish tape? Try the sectional fiberglass rods now favored by electricians and telecom contractors. Read more

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Tool Tests

Three European-Style Work Pants Reviewed

If you haven't considered wearing European-style construction pants before, Tim...

Festool ETS EC 125/3EQ

After months of testing Festool's new ETS EC 125 sander, finish foreman and...

DeWalt 12” Cordless Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Contributing editor and custom home builder Robert Courtney tested the DHS79 over...

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