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  • Training The Trades

    JLC senior editor Roe Osborne shares a little taste of what's going on his life with a look at how our next generation of tradesmen/women are being trained.

  • Work More Efficiently with an Organized Trailer

    If you wish you could work more efficiently, but think you don’t have the time to get organized, then you’ll want to hear what Ron Paulk has to say about tool organization.

  • Comparing the DeWalt 12-V Cross-Line Red and Green Lasers

    Green beams are up to four times easier to see than red ones, and as the cost for the diodes goes down, more manufacturers are giving them the green light. Here's a look at how DeWalt's DW088LG and DW088LR compare.

  • Scribing with a Multi-Tool

    Video blogger The Samurai Carpenter shares his approach for using a multi-tool to create a perfectly fitting joint where a beam and band trim intersect.

  • How to Bring Young Blood to the Construction Labor Force

    HomeAdvisor identifies some barriers that builders face in filling construction jobs, and offers tips to bring young skilled labor into the fold.

  • Field Tested: The Coffeeboxx From Oxx

    Custom home builder Robert Courtney put the coffee maker through the daily construction grind over the past few months and has decided that the coffee run has met its match.

  • Pre-Trial Ruling Gives SawStop an Edge Over Bosch

    As SawStop and Bosch continue to litigate over Bosch’s proposed Reaxx table saw, SawStop recently received a favorable ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • The RRP Rule and HEPA Vacs

    If you have to work under the EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, and use a vac for clean-up, it has to be a HEPA vac. Michael Springer gives us the details.

  • Hammer vs. Rigging Axe

    Will Holladay recently sent us an excerpt from his latest work, Reflections From An Over-the-Hill Framer, which combines the unique history of the California building boom with lessons on framing technique.

  • Ridgid’s Quiet and Quick Stealth Force Pulse Driver

    Ridgid’s new Stealth Force Brushless 18V Pulse Driver (R86036K) hit the shelves recently. Here's a look at the features and specs.