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Quick Hits from DeWalt, Bostitch, and Porter-Cable
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Quick Hits from DeWalt, Bostitch, and Porter-Cable

In June I was in New York City for a Stanley Black & Decker media event, during... More

Toolbelt Diva: Norma Vally
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Toolbelt Diva: Norma Vally

Some girls like dolls, others like ponies. Norma Vally liked tools. The Brooklyn... More

Super Cooper
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Super Cooper

Walk into Norm Pederson's cooper shop, and you'll feel like you've stepped back... More

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Framing With Light-Gauge Steel

I learned how to frame with 2-by sticks, and in those days the idea of framing with steel was about as foreign to me as speaking Russian. But after setting up shop in New York City, fire codes and commercial building practices left me with no alternative, so now I speak Russian. More

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Metabo UHE 28 Multi

Drill, hammer, and chip with this unique tool. More

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Contractor Table Saws

Need a table saw that can pull long shifts on the jobsite and double as a low-cost shop saw? Here are six tools powerful enough to do it all. More

Semi-Automatic Powder Actuated Tools
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Semi-Automatic Powder Actuated Tools

My grandfather taught me something a long time ago: A good tool will pay for... More

D-Handle Rotary Hammers
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D-Handle Rotary Hammers

As contractors in New York City, my crew spends most of its time pouring, cutting,... More

Demolition Hammers
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Demolition Hammers

There is nothing quite as dirty, dusty, and plain-old tough as demolition work,... More

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Tool Tests

DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...

Review: M18 Rocket LED Tower Light and Charger

A new tower light from Milwaukee runs on battery, or AC power, and can charge a...

The New 10-1/4-Inch Big Foot Worm Drive Saw

A few small improvements yield a lighter, better-balanced saw than its predecessor.

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