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  • A Cordless Drain Auger

    This tool promises to make a lousy job a little less lousy to do.

  • A Cordless Drain Auger

    This tool promises to make a lousy job a little less lousy to do.

  • Milwaukee M18 Super Hawg

  • The Cheater Pipe Wrench

    This very cool plumbing tool has a removable extendable handle. Why didn’t someone think of this before?

  • Hydraulic Pipe Benders Explained – Well, Sort Of

    These tools fall into the category of “bet you didn’t know such a thing existed.”

  • ForceLogic Press Tools

    Milwaukee has been busy keeping up with the needs of plumbers – specifically, their need for new kinds of installation tools. A few years back they introduced M12 and M18 cordless PEX installation tools. Now they are launching...

  • First Test: Shower-Drain Cutter

    Plumbers typically cut chamfered drain holes in subflooring by eye, using a recip saw held at a shallow angle. The resulting inconsistencies in the roundness of the hole and the chamfered angles can keep the drain from sitting totally flat and centered in the opening, and a generous application of...

  • Milwaukee 11-in-1 Screwdriver With ECX Bit

    Milwaukee's new hand-tool line is growing, with several everyday tools for the electrical and plumbing trades.

  • Ridgid Tailpiece Extension and Close Quarters Autofeed Cutters

    Ridgid plumbing tools have been a mainstay in the industry for decades, and the company's newest offerings show us what plumbers have been missing until now.

  • First Test: Milwaukee SwitchBlade Bits

    As the owner of a plumbing and heating business, I am also the fixer of tools and the sharpener of blades, and it's up to me to make my equipment investments last. One of my most onerous duties is sharpening the Selfeed bits we use. I've gotten good at it, but it's a time-consuming chore. So it was...