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Faster Job-Site Joinery
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Faster Job-Site Joinery

Here are some tools that can help you make joints more quickly and accurately. Read more

2012 Editors' Choice Awards
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2012 Editors' Choice Awards

Innovation, invention, and refinements that improve the way we work Read more

Launch Time 2010: Duo-Fast Construction Compact Pneumatic Tico Nailer
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Launch Time 2010: Duo-Fast Construction Compact Pneumatic Tico Nailer

The compact pneumatic 1-1/2-inch Tico Nailer (DF150S-TC) is designed to make... Read more

Product Watch: Cordless & Pneumatic Fastening Systems
Duo-Fast Paper Tape Framing Nails
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Duo-Fast Paper Tape Framing Nails

Collated strip nails for 20-degree full round-head framing nailers are typically... Read more

Launch Time: Duo-Fast Round Head Paper Tape Collated Nails
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Launch Time: Duo-Fast Round Head Paper Tape Collated Nails

Plastic and wire collation strips for gun nailers are a problem on the job and in... Read more

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Knee Deep in Nailers

About 30 years ago, when I made the decision to start using framing nailers and their expensive collated nails, there wasn't much to choose from; there were only two big players. Read more

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Tool Test: Framing Nailers

About 30 years ago, when I made the decision to start using framing nailers and their expensive collated nails, there wasn't much to choose from; there were only two big players. The tools themselves were basic, so I made the buying decision mainly on the price of nails and who could provide the best service for the tools. I favored round-head nails and have stuck with them ever since, having gone through about 1,000 nailers since that time in my production framing business. Read more

23-Gauge Pin Nailers
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23-Gauge Pin Nailers

I first discovered 23-gauge pin nailers when I was looking for a way to quickly... Read more

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Framing Nailers

I spent most of my career framing with solid-sawn lumber before the more stable, denser, and stronger engineered stuff started sliding off the truck. Now, my company, Framing Square in Albuquerque, N.M., works with engineered products all the time–laminated strand lumber (LSL), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), parallel strand lumber (PSL), and oriented strand board (OSB) to name a few. And sometimes we run into a problem working with them: Our air tools can't sink 12d nails in the tough stuff. I didn't spend big bucks on compressors and nailers so that my guys and I would be out there swinging our hammers, too. Read more

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Metabo ASR35ACP (HEPA)

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