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A Pencil That Will Replace Your Tape Measure
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A Pencil That Will Replace Your Tape Measure

Yes, that's right—here is a writing and measuring device with incredible accuracy... Read more

Bosch GRL 500 HCK Rotary Laser Level
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Bosch GRL 500 HCK Rotary Laser Level

In this video, custom-home builder Robert Courtney takes a look at some of the... Read more

Three New Cross Line Lasers From Bosch
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Three New Cross Line Lasers From Bosch

The GLL 30, GLL 55, and GLL 100 G provide a variety of features over a range of... Read more

Empire Level's e95 UltraView LED Glows Blue
Field Tested: Stabila LAX300 Laser
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Field Tested: Stabila LAX300 Laser

After testing several laser levels over the years, Tim Uhler gives the Stabila... Read more

A Versatile Jobsite Leveling Tool
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A Versatile Jobsite Leveling Tool

The WinBag hand-operated inflatable air cushion replaces shims and wedges in a... Read more

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How to Use a Stud Finder
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How to Use a Stud Finder

If you’re opposed to using a stud finder because you think that they don’t work,... Read more

Bosch GLM 50 C Bluetooth Laser Measure
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Bosch GLM 50 C Bluetooth Laser Measure

After reviewing 18 laser measures over the past three years, contributing editor... Read more

Comparing the DeWalt 12-V Cross-Line Red and Green Lasers
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Comparing the DeWalt 12-V Cross-Line Red and Green Lasers

Green beams are up to four times easier to see than red ones, and as the cost for... Read more

Improved Strait-Line Chalk Box
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Improved Strait-Line Chalk Box

Irwin introduces an amped-up version of its speedy Mach 6 chalk line. Read more

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Metabo ASR35ACP (HEPA)

This vac from Metabo has some nice features that put it in close second with other...

Best Overall: Grex GC1850 Cordless Brad Nailer

Here's a look at how the Grex gas / battery-powered brad nailer fared when...

Three Work Gloves Reviewed

A framing carpenter takes a look at HexArmor warm and cold-weather work gloves and...

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