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David Marcelli and Barney
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David Marcelli and Barney

Seek.' That's the only command mold investigator David Marcelli of Westminster, Md... More

Straight-Magazine Finish Nailers
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Straight-Magazine Finish Nailers

In the old days it was easy to pick out the better finish nailer because cool... More

Trim Routers
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Trim Routers

When you're working with historic buildings, there's one thing you can depend on:... More

Utility Knives
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Utility Knives

When I started in construction, I pilfered a bunch of tools from my father, among... More

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Cut-Off Saws

Long before I became a builder, I used gasoline-powered portable cut-off saws in the Air Force for crash and rescue recovery work to cut through automobile and airplane wreckage and buildings. I left the Air Force long ago, but not the saws. Now I build homes in Santa Fe, N.M., and work with as much adobe, concrete, stucco, and re-bar as I-joists and OSB. My Air Force experience gave me a real appreciation for these tools, so anytime I have to cut concrete, masonry, or steel I reach for one. It also showed me that nobody in their right mind would look forward to using them?they're loud, expensive, and incredibly messy, whether wet cutting or dry. But when it comes to cutting tough materials, they're also the best tools for the job. More

Semi-Automatic Powder Actuated Tools
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Semi-Automatic Powder Actuated Tools

My grandfather taught me something a long time ago: A good tool will pay for... More

Coil Roofing Nailers
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Coil Roofing Nailers

Coil roofing nailers are the most abused tools on my jobsite. They withstand... More

Laminate Countertops
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Laminate Countertops

OK, I know what you're going to say–building laminate countertops is crazy. And... More

Brad Nailers
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Brad Nailers

Small brad nailers play a big role when it's time for trim-out. More

3-HP Cabinet Saws
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3-HP Cabinet Saws

The undisputed king of the woodshop is the 10-inch cabinet saw. Along with a good... More

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