More stories about Maintenance

  • Faster Job-Site Joinery

    Here are some tools that can help you make joints more quickly and accurately.

  • Tips For Tool Buyers: When New Is Not an Option

    Times are tight–about as tight as anyone can recall–so it's smart to look for ways to keep costs in line and your business moving ahead. If you're in construction, tools are an expense you can't avoid, but one place to find big savings is to buy reconditioned tools.

  • Cut-Off Saws

    Long before I became a builder, I used gasoline-powered portable cut-off saws in the Air Force for crash and rescue recovery work to cut through automobile and airplane wreckage and buildings. I left the Air Force long ago, but not the saws. Now I build homes in Santa Fe, N.M., and work with as...

  • Warranty Wars

    Performance, features, and price will always be first-choice deal-makers for tool buyers, but warranty coverage has become the latest competitive battleground among tool companies.

  • Tool Feature: Why Buy That?

    Walking into a tool store and standing in the middle of a square mile of tools and equipment, it's hard enough to remember why you came in--let alone figure out what you should walk out with. Tool buyers now have so many choices between brands and features in each category, you could spend all day...