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Tested: Cordless 18-Gauge Brad Nailers

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This small light pneumatic gun drives 1 1/2-inch nails through the holes in... More

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Their tools and methods are far more familiar than those of Japanese framers, but... More

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18-Volt Cordless Angle Grinders

These angle grinders won’t come close to replacing a corded version for all-day... More

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Readers Comment: Here’s What You Missed in Covering Milwaukee’s Lithium-Ion Lawsuits

Milwaukee's patent infringement lawsuits are old news to the companies that have already settled. More

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Milwaukee Claims Exclusive Right to Make Lithium-Ion Tools

A patent infringement lawsuit filed in Wisconsin could force some Milwaukee... More

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Bosch PS32 Drill Driver and PS22 Pocket Driver

These upgraded 12-volt models have brushless motors, belt clips, and bit holders. More

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Hitachi Recalls Framing Guns

A malfunctioning safety switch may cause some NR83A2(Y) and NR83A3 models to... More

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Makita LS1018 Miter Saw

This sliding dual compound saw has the same cross cut capacity as the LS1016 but... More


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