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  • Makita Four-Port Charger

    Makita recently announced the DC18SF Rapid Optimum charger, which accepts up to four batteries at a time.

  • JLC Snags CDK

    Those announcements you see in the business section of the local paper – you know, the ones with a picture of some guy in a suit grinning like a fool because he was appointed vice regional something or other – well, this is nothing like that.

  • ITW: Who Owns What?

    What does a Paslode nailer have in common with a Miller welder and a Tapcon fastener?

  • How to Make a Large Table Saw Sled

    This four-minute video by Frank Howarth shows how to make a nice cross-cutting sled for your table saw.

  • Amazing Home-Made Wooden Scroll Saw

    Miki Ono is a hundred times more talented than Yoko Ono. How do I know? Because I have heard Yoko sing and have seen Miki’s home-made wooden scroll saw.

  • Simple Tools for Difficult Scribes

    These methods require two simple tools; one you already have and the other can be made in five minutes.

  • Milwaukee Tape vs. Sand Blaster

    At a recent media event I saw a presentation on a new line of Milwaukee tapes that ended with one being sand blasted to show how durable the blade will be.

  • M12 and M18 LED Work Lights

    Here are a couple of bright ideas from Milwaukee.

  • Systainer Compressor

    What would you do if your compressor fell down the stairs and got trashed, but the parts could be salvaged?

  • How Would You Rank Your Trade?

    In their annual Jobs Rated Report, rates professions based on income, work environment, stress, and hiring outlook. The list below is a selection of jobs from the 2013 report.