More stories about Framing

  • Lightweight Framing Nailers

    These sub 8-pound nail guns are comfortable to use and surprisingly powerful.

  • Johnson Johnny Square

    A powder-coated aluminum square with easy-to-read markings.

  • DeWalt DWE575SB Circular Saw

    A compact circular saw that weighs less than 9 pounds.

  • A Love Affair with the Framing Square

    Don Dunkley traces the history of the Framing Square and his history using it.

  • Framer's Everyday Carry

    It’s not easy to earn a place in my tool bags. Here are 11 tools that make the cut.

  • Hammer + Prybar

    The True Temper 30-inch Claw Bar looks like a cross between a framing hammer and a crowbar.

  • Tools Up Close: Two Fuel-Powered Framers

    Early this year, Tools of the Trade sent me the newest models from Paslode and Bostitch, and this story is about my crew's experience with those guns.

  • A Deck Builder's Tool Kit

    These specialized tools boost productivity and quality.

  • V-Line Clamp

    I'm always looking for faster techniques or tools to speed things up and found the V-Line clamp by accident. It is designed to...

  • Oversize Saws

    Several years back I read a story about gang cutting rafters – so I started doing it on my framing jobs. Gang cutting means setting all your rafters on edge on racks and using specialized saws such as...