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Premium Carpenter Pencils
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Premium Carpenter Pencils

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

Leica L2G+ Green Beam Laser
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Leica L2G+ Green Beam Laser

Greater range and better visibility in a small package. More

The Gecko Gauge
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The Gecko Gauge

This tool makes it faster and easier to install siding and won’t mar prefinished... More

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If Clamp Meters Could Speak

The Fluke 325 and Klein CL2000 beg to disagree. More

Spectra Precision LT56 Three-Line Laser
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Spectra Precision LT56 Three-Line Laser

The layout tool can survive a 3-foot drop, and its battery provides up to 50 hours... More

Hilti PR 2-HS Rotating Laser
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Hilti PR 2-HS Rotating Laser

A shock-absorbing casing helps the laser withstand being dropped from standard... More

Leica Disto E7100i Laser
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Leica Disto E7100i Laser

The laser tool measures and records dimensions, then sends them to your cell phone... More

Bosch GLM 15 Laser Distance Measurer
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Bosch GLM 15 Laser Distance Measurer

This small tool is just enough: simple enough, accurate enough, and inexpensive... More

Useful Apps: My Measures and Dimensions Pro
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Useful Apps: My Measures and Dimensions Pro

Use your smart device to create dimensioned photos that can be emailed, printed,... More

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Bosch Laser Measurer With Bluetooth

The measurements you take with the GLM 100 C can be wirelessly transferred to your smart device. More

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Tool Tests

Tool Test: Milwaukee Magnetic Box Level

Milwaukee has a new line of levels out called Redstick. How'd the 8-ft. box level...

Ridgid Mobile Miter Saw Stand

Carpenter Brian Way gave the gravity-rise miter-saw stand from Ridgid a hard look....

Two Work Jackets Reviewed

Contributing editor Tim Uhler torments the Grundens Neptune and Helly Hansen's...

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