More stories about Metal

  • Metal Connector Nailers

    Years ago I'd routinely build houses that didn't have any metal connectors in them at all. Everything was blocked or ledgered and a few 16d nails were considered adequate for almost any connection. Once in a while I'd use the odd joist hanger, so I kept a coffee can full of 1-1/2-inch hanger nails...

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  • Launch Time 2006

    Hot finds and cool products from this year's STAFDA show, including power-packed lithium-ion tools, lightweight nailers, and functional fasteners.

  • 2003 Launch Time

    Manufacturers are unveiling an array of new product picks packed with features and specs to satisfy every toolhound.

  • Give Me a Brake: Tips for Working with Metal

    We brake metal all over our remodeling projects and use it for everything from flashing to fascia material. Over my 20-year remodeling career, I've learned a few things about getting it right. A simple gauge, proper nailing, and using the correct bends speeds up installation, prevents callbacks...