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Insane Japanese Carpentry
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Insane Japanese Carpentry

Tools and techniques differ by country but are especially different in Japan. More

New Tech Japanese Timber Framing
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New Tech Japanese Timber Framing

In a surprising mix of old and new, computer-controlled machines cut house parts... More

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7 Ancient And Amazing Air Compressors

The newest is 54 years old and the oldest 89, but none of these machines are quite ready to be retired. More

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What Not to Wear to an Arc Flash Test

Hint: that 1970s polyester jumpsuit has to go. More

Innovative Tool Carriers
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Innovative Tool Carriers

Here are nine of the best products for transporting and organizing your gear More

Tools Up Close: Makita LXSL01 Cordless Miter Saw
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Tools Up Close: Makita LXSL01 Cordless Miter Saw

Over the past decade or so, a revolution of sorts has been occurring within the... More

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Tools from the Remodeling Show

In mid-October I attended the Remodeling Show in Chicago. Among the exhibitors were a number of tool companies and I shot video of some of their tools being demonstrated. More

Porter-Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander
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Porter-Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander

There are few things more satisfying than scribing a piece of trim and having it... More

Tool Storage
Tim Landry and Dwight Sherman
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Tim Landry and Dwight Sherman

You think you've got a lot of tools? The three super-size Berland's House of Tools... More

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Tool Tests

Field Tested: The Martinez M1 Titanium-Handled Hammers

Mark Martinez, the inventor of the Stiletto TiBone, has a new hammer out, and as...

Ryobi P305 18v Cordless Hot Glue Gun

Contributor Brian Way provides an unbiased review on a cordless glue gun from...

Two Hitachi Cordless Finish Nailers

Here's an in-depth review of Hitachi's 15-ga. and 18-ga. battery-powered finish...

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