Combination Jab Saw/Utility Knife
I've been testing tools for years and am on a lot of mailing lists, so new tools...
Buying a Portable Generator
In a perfect world there would be temporary power where and when you needed it,...
First Test: DeWalt's New Framing Saw
Wormdrive saws are known for being plenty strong – and plenty heavy too. And as it...
First Test: High-Pressure Pneumatics
Makita is bringing its high-pressure nailer line to the U.S., and we were the...
First Test: Bosch's First-Ever Nailer
Out West where I build, the Big Three of framing nailers are Hitachi, Paslode, and...
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.
I never gave much thought to work gloves. They were just another part of my work...
Metal Connector Nailers
Years ago I'd routinely build houses that didn't have any metal connectors in them...
Getting framers to tool-test wormdrive saws is like convincing kids to eat ice...