Fall 2015 Table of Contents

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Compact Sliding Compound-Miter Saws Compact Sliding Compound-Miter Saws

Could a smaller saw, maybe even a cordless, handle everything you really need to cut on the job? Read more

Blaklader 3225 Flannel Shirt Blaklader 3225 Flannel Shirt

A fleece lining and quilted sleeves promise to take the chill off. Read more

Kreg Precision Router Table System Kreg Precision Router Table System

It's lightweight enough to be moved from jobsite to jobsite. Read more

Crescent X6 Pass-Thru Adjustable Wrench Crescent X6 Pass-Thru Adjustable Wrench

A reversible serrated jaw and a socket system make this wrench more versatile than most. Read more

Excellence? It’s in the Bag Excellence? It’s in the Bag

Darryl Thurner's quest for better tool bags eventually led him to found a company that manufactures them. Read more

CLC Power Distribution Tool Bag CLC Power Distribution Tool Bag

Storage with a power source Read more

Hilti PM 2-LG Line Laser Hilti PM 2-LG Line Laser

The projected line is green, making it more visible than a traditional red line. Read more

Flir One Flir One

By using your smartphone's display and storage, this thermal camera is able to offer a lot of function for a lower price. Read more

Bosch RH745 Rotary Hammer Bosch RH745 Rotary Hammer

Built for power and convenience Read more

PacTool Face Gauge PacTool Face Gauge

The adjustable gauge keeps your rows of siding even. Read more

Festool Syslite Uni Worklamp Festool Syslite Uni Worklamp

Battery-powered lamp can run a full work day on one charge. Read more

Kett KL-200 Double-Cut Shears Kett KL-200 Double-Cut Shears

A sacrificial waste strip prevents the finished piece from warping during the cut. Read more

Klein NVCT-3 Non-Contact Voltage Tester With Flashlight

A durable casing helps the tool withstand lumps and bumps on the jobsite. Read more

Makita XNB01Z 18V LXT Cordless Brad Nailer Makita XNB01Z 18V LXT Cordless Brad Nailer

Portable nailer has the features of an air-powered tool, but doesn't require a compressor. Read more

Paslode 21-Degree Framing Nailer Paslode 21-Degree Framing Nailer

Features include a top-loading magazine, a dry-fire lockout, and a belt hook. Read more

Milwaukee 3-in-1 Ripstop Jacket Milwaukee 3-in-1 Ripstop Jacket

Keep warm this winter with a battery-powered heated jacket. Read more

Senco FinishPro 18BMg Senco FinishPro 18BMg

Durable and lightweight, this gun shoots 18-gauge nails from 5/8 inch to 2 1/2 inches long. Read more

Wolverine Overman CarbonMAX Boots Wolverine Overman CarbonMAX Boots

Unlike standard steel toes, the carbon-fiber toes on these boots are nonconductive to heat and cold. Read more

DeWalt ToughSystem Music Player and Charger DeWalt ToughSystem Music Player and Charger

Control the tunes with your smartphone while you charge your batteries. Read more

Ridgid Gen5X Hybrid Fan Ridgid Gen5X Hybrid Fan

Though this portable fan can be plugged in, it can also run all day on battery power. Read more

Ergodyne 4010 ProFlex Wrist Support Ergodyne 4010 ProFlex Wrist Support

Neoprene wrap can help relieve discomfort from overuse or strains. Read more

Magid CutMaster Armax AX5100 Work Gloves Magid CutMaster Armax AX5100 Work Gloves

Protect your hands without giving up your grip. Read more

Tool Tests

Graco Ultra Paints Small Jobs Quick

Prep-to-Finish professional painter Scott Burt weighs in on the benefits of the...

DeWalt DW079LG 20V Green Rotary Tough Laser

Tested in the snow and rain, this IP67-rated laser unit wears the “tough” name well.

Two Wedge-Style Work Boots

Golden Fox and Thorogood are affordable, lesser-known boot brands. Do they stand...

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