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  • 2000 Editors' Choice Awards

    After checking out all the new tools that have come out this past year, we chose 20 new products for special recognition–selecting them for this year's Editors' Choice Awards

  • 2001 Editors' Choice Awards

  • Framing Nailers

    I spent most of my career framing with solid-sawn lumber before the more stable, denser, and stronger engineered stuff started sliding off the truck. Now, my company, Framing Square in Albuquerque, N.M., works with engineered products all the time–laminated strand lumber (LSL), laminated veneer...

  • 2002 Editors' Choice Awards

    presents our annual awards recognizing innovation and leadership.

  • Plate Joiners

  • 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinders

    Handheld angle grinders have traditionally been popular for metal working, but smaller diameter models are gaining wide use among masons, painters, and woodworkers. The variety of wheels you can equip them with -- wire, wire cup, stone, sanding, flapper, and diamond masonry-joint blades -- gives...

  • 6-Inch Right-Angle Sanders

    I've done my fair share of sanding through the years, but it wasn't until I built boats that I learned the true meaning of the word. Sanding projects were no longer measured in hours, but in long, dusty days and even agonizing weeks. I quickly learned to appreciate sanders that were not only...

  • Hall of Fame 2002

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  • Siding Nailers

  • 1/2-Inch Right-Angle Drills

    I've been a plumber and electrician so long, I could've wired Ben Franklin's key to his kite. I plumb and wire both stick and timber frames, and right-angle drills are perfect for my roughing-in tasks because they fit well between joists and studs. These brutes will drill big, deep holes in...