Layout Tools

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DeWalt Carbon Fiber Level

This is one of the first hand tools to be made from this strong and lightweight... More

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PLS 480 Layout Laser

This do-it-all tool from Pacific Laser Systems can project square layout onto... More

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Studpop Stud Finder

This magnetic stud finder proves there’s a place in the world for simple, cheap,... More

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DeWalt Wall Scanner Teardown

A geek’s eye view of the interior of DeWalt’s DCT419 wall scanner. More

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DCT419 Wall Scanner

This affordable and easy-to-use scanner can locate and identify items hidden... More

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FatMax Auto-Locking Tape

Stanley has recently released new auto-locking versions of its well-known FatMax... More

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Seen at JLC Live: The Mosley Infinity Level

This modular level extends to any length, can be assembled as a square or T-square... More

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The Case of the Chappell Universal Square

With a Chappell square, a carpenter can lay out just about any kind of roof, in... More

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Premium Carpenter Pencils

These unusual pencils from FastCap and CH Hanson beat the heck out of the junky... More

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Leica L2G+ Green Beam Laser

Greater range and better visibility in a small package. More


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