Early this year, Tools of the Trade sent me the newest models from Paslode and Bostitch, and this story is about my crew's experience with those guns. Read more
Earlier this year Milwaukee added a tool to its M12 line that I never expected to see: a cordless portable band saw. Many tool companies make 18-volt band saws, but this is the first subcompact (10.8-volt/12-volt max) model. At 6.75 pounds and 12 inches long, it's small enough to be used one-handed. Read more
I hate it when I go to a job site and see some carpenter trying to cut a long molding while his $800 miter saw is balanced on a piece of drywall set on a plastic trash can. For one thing it's dangerous. I like a continuous wooden table that's long enough for me to safely trim the end of a 10-footer. I also want to be able to screw a stop to it for repeat cuts. Read more
Look for a powerful model that offers quick blade changes and is easy to grip in any position Read more
Imagine using a dozen stud sensors at the same time. That's the basic idea behind the Franklin ProSensor. Read more
With its small size and powerful motor, Makita's new variable-speed compact router could be just the tool for your smaller trim work. Read more
General Tools' CL10 Cable and Pipe Locator makes it possible to see into walls. Read more
Shaving the last quarter inch off a cut sheet of drywall can be agony. Read more
The EMF2 Extendable Flashlight is a low-tech alternative to a digital inspection camera. Read more
Festool has applied its expertise in dust collection to the world of drywall sanding. Read more
The growing emphasis on energy-efficient building has led to an increase in the number of companies making infrared cameras. Read more
Ever had to plumb from floor to ceiling by holding two levels together? Read more
While tool lanyards might stop you from dropping a drill off a ladder, they can be restrictive and difficult to use. Read more
Bosch's electronic level is easier to use than a spirit level and performs some functions that a spirit level cannot. Read more
If you like the durability and feel of traditional wood- handle socket chisels, Stanley has something for you. Read more
The Fluke 62Max+ Infrared Thermometer is designed with durability and simplicity in mind. Read more
The FastCap 3rd Hand just got a little easier to use, thanks to a recently released tripod accessory. Read more
The new Channellock 758 pliers are designed to make flush cuts in small wires and plastic cables. Read more
Wera's new Joker combination wrench is ideal for use in tight quarters. Read more
After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...
A new tower light from Milwaukee runs on battery, or AC power, and can charge a...
A few small improvements yield a lighter, better-balanced saw than its predecessor.