Michael Davis

MICHAEL DAVIS
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MICHAEL DAVIS
Combination Jab Saw/Utility Knife
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Combination Jab Saw/Utility Knife

I've been testing tools for years and am on a lot of mailing lists, so new tools... More

Buying a Portable Generator
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Buying a Portable Generator

In a perfect world there would be temporary power where and when you needed it,... More

First Test: DeWalt's New Framing Saw
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First Test: DeWalt's New Framing Saw

Wormdrive saws are known for being plenty strong – and plenty heavy too. And as it... More

First Test: High-Pressure Pneumatics
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First Test: High-Pressure Pneumatics

Makita is bringing its high-pressure nailer line to the U.S., and we were the... More

First Test: Bosch's First-Ever Nailer
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First Test: Bosch's First-Ever Nailer

Out West where I build, the Big Three of framing nailers are Hitachi, Paslode, and... More

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First Test: The New Nail Bangers

Tools of the Trade rounded up nine waffle-faced framing hammers from around the globe and put them out on a Colorado jobsite with 15 framers, lead by regular contributor Michael Davis, to see how they'd stack up. Here's what we learned, in order of increasing appreciation. More

Modern Marvels
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Modern Marvels

I never gave much thought to work gloves. They were just another part of my work... More

Metal Connector Nailers
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Metal Connector Nailers

Years ago I'd routinely build houses that didn't have any metal connectors in them... More

Worm Drives/Hypoids
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Worm Drives/Hypoids

Getting framers to tool-test wormdrive saws is like convincing kids to eat ice... More

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DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...

Review: M18 Rocket LED Tower Light and Charger

A new tower light from Milwaukee runs on battery, or AC power, and can charge a...

The New 10-1/4-Inch Big Foot Worm Drive Saw

A few small improvements yield a lighter, better-balanced saw than its predecessor.

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