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Cutting Edge: Tool Crib Founder Returns to the Web

Acme Tools, the Midwest retail powerhouse that created the original online tool and construction equipment sales site, Tool Crib of the North, has re-entered Internet retailing after a 10-year hiatus. Tool Crib was sold to Amazon.com in 1999. Read more

Tool Test: Six-Inch Jointers
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Tool Test: Six-Inch Jointers

Jointers are the go-to tools for straightening and squaring lumber, and... Read more

2010 Editor's Choice: Husqvarna Autotune Chain Saw
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2010 Editor's Choice: Husqvarna Autotune Chain Saw

Husqvarna's latest innovation makes the operation and maintenance of its... Read more

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TOOLS of the TRADEshow-STAFDA 2009 Edition

Last week I attended the 33rd annual STAFDA convention and trade show in Atlanta, Georgia. Membership includes distributors, retailers, and manufacturers of light construction tools and related products. This show is always interesting for Tools of the Trade because it is where we find the latest in tools and equipment that relate closely to the trades of our readers. Read more

Torque Standards Stall
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Torque Standards Stall

Editor's note: On three separate occasions since July 2006, Tools of the Trade... Read more

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Jet 708315BTC Benchtop Table Saw

I bought the Jet 708315BTC because I wanted to supplement my regular job-site table saw with a portable model. Read 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. Read more

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Portable 10-Inch Table Saws

Power, stability, and accuracy set new standards for the lightweight table saws. Read more

3-HP Shapers
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3-HP Shapers

Nothing says 'custom' like having a 450-pound shaper stationed on your shop floor.... Read more

Metal-Cutting Circ Saws
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Metal-Cutting Circ Saws

You can't flip open a window in a skyscraper, so we usually end up working in... Read more

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