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One Killed and Two Injured in Jobsite Bee Attack

A chance encounter with these usually peaceful insects led to a tragic result for... More

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Remodelers' Favorite Hand Tools

We asked about your preferred brands of six common tools and here’s what you told us. More

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Tradesmen’s Favorite Hand Tools

Here’s what 731 tradesmen told us about their preferred brands of 6 common tools. More

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A Reader Compares the Sawbuck to a Strange Metabo Table Saw eaxyawrztaccvtaxfraexavutudzyvawd

The editor gets to use the word unterflurzugkreissaege twice in the same blog post... More

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A Contractor Takes His Tools to Hollywood

The carpenter directs but the truck and tools are the stars of the show. More

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PLS Green Beam Lasers

To the human eye, green is three times more visible than red. More

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New Tax on Wood Creates Confusion in California

As of January 1, California retailers have been required to collect an extra one percent tax certain lumber products. Plywood, framing lumber, and unfinished decking are among the products subject to the tax. Doors, windows, trim, and other more heavily processed items are not. More

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Hardware Chain Sues Home Depot and Power Tool Companies

Orchard Supply Hardware, a California hardware chain, is suing Home Depot, Makita, and Milwaukee Electric Tool in federal court for restraint of trade. Orchard claims Makita and Milwaukee cut off its supply of power tools shortly after Home Depot announced plans to lock up the supply of key hardware products to counter the threat posed by Amazon and other online retailers. More

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Buying a Portable Generator

In a perfect world there would be temporary power where and when you needed it,... More

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Two Wedge-Style Work Boots

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