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  • Tradesmen’s Favorite Hand Tools

    Here’s what 731 tradesmen told us about their preferred brands of 6 common tools.

  • I Brake for Brake Racks

    I'm still kicking myself over not having a camera with me the time I was at the lumber yard and parked next to a restored 1950s pickup with a custom-made stainless steel rack on it.

  • Tools from the Remodeling Show

    In mid-October I attended the Remodeling Show in Chicago. Among the exhibitors were a number of tool companies and I shot video of some of their tools being demonstrated.

  • Tools from the Remodeling Show 2011: Tapco Anniversary Brake

    John Miller of Tapco Tools used a short version of the Anniversary Brake to show me how to make a number of different flashings: sill pans, head flashings, and a brick mold trim for use with replacement windows.

  • Truckin' Around: GM Rolls Out New Heavy-Duty Silverado and Sierra Pickups

    When General Motors recently previewed its completely revamped Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy-Duty pickups to automotive journalists, the event included a display of stripped chassis that allowed the media to compare the previous models side-by-side with the new ones. Last year's versions...

  • Truckin' Around: GM Rolls Out New Heavy-Duty Silverado and Sierra Pickups

    Turnabout is fair play in the automotive business, so after Ford and then Dodge gave their heavy-duty pickup lines a top-to-tailgate remodel, truck buyers could guess that it wouldn't be long before General Motors' fleet of HD work vehicles would get an overhaul as well.

  • Alum-A-Pole Alum-A-Brake Ultima Plus Bending Brake

    Shape aluminum and vinyl coil stock with the Alum-A-Brake Ultima Plus bending brake.

  • Rod Chomper RCBE-6

    Trade professionals often talk about 'the right tool for the job.' When it comes to cutting and bending rebar, Rod Chomper's hydraulically operated RCBE-6 is that tool.

  • Launch Time: Panasonic 21.6V Drill Driver

    The 21.6V Drill Driver from Panasonic (model EY7460LN2S) delivers 575 inch-pounds of torque at low speeds (100-400 rpm) and a high-speed range of 350-1,500 rpm.

  • 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saws

    When I field-tested 12 new models, I checked-out depth and bevel adjustments, guard operations, view of the cut line, and, of course, power. I also looked for features like easy blade changes, electric brakes, adequate dust ejection, and comfort.