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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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Locate Pipe Under a Concrete Slab

Watch contractor Ron Paulk use a Pipehorn to accurately locate a sewer pipe running through concrete. Read more

The AirShim Makes Leveling Easier
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The AirShim Makes Leveling Easier

Tool review from the jobsite: This small, inflatable bag is small enough to fit... Read more

DeWalt 48” Carbon Fiber Composite Level
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DeWalt 48” Carbon Fiber Composite Level

DeWalt's new level gets put through the paces on a jobsite; how did it handle a 9-... Read more

Is the Construction Master Plus EZ Easy to Use?
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Is the Construction Master Plus EZ Easy to Use?

Framing contractor Eric McDonald spent some time with the Construction Master Plus... Read more

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Review: A Soft-Toe Wedge Boot From Keen Utility

Wedge boots might be most popular with ironworkers, but they are a good fit for...

Field Tested: Festool CT SYS HEPA Vac

Unlike your typical R2D2- or BB-8-like roll-around dust extractor, the CT SYS is...

The Makita Cordless Impact Wrench

Custom homebuilder and mechanic Robert Courtney calls the Makita XWTO8Z a "beast"...

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