Mike Guertin

Diablo Demo Demon Carbide Tip Recip Blades
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Diablo Demo Demon Carbide Tip Recip Blades

These blades are great for cutting abrasive material but perhaps not the best... More

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An Ongoing Debate About Nail Gun Safety

You’ve heard from a professor and a desk-bound editor, now it’s time to hear from some carpenters. More

Tool Test: Cordless Recip Saws
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Tool Test: Cordless Recip Saws

More than 10 years ago, I bought one of the first cordless recip saws, hoping it... More

Roof Mates Air Knife Pneumatic Shingle Cutter
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Roof Mates Air Knife Pneumatic Shingle Cutter

Roof Mates' new Air Knife is a real knuckle saver. A cross between a pneumatic... 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

Utility Knives
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Utility Knives

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

Valley Techniques
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Valley Techniques

There are lots of techniques for shingling a valley–woven, cut, open metal... More

Framing Gable and Shed Dormers
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Framing Gable and Shed Dormers

Whenever adding any type of dormer, it's essential to determine the roof load and... More

Pry Bars
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Pry Bars

Some bars are bred for wrecking, scraping, demolishing, stripping, razing, and... More

Hammer Tackers
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Hammer Tackers

Lowly-but-essential tools that we count on unconsciously and curse when we can't... More

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Tool Tests

Three European-Style Work Pants Reviewed

If you haven't considered wearing European-style construction pants before, Tim...

Festool ETS EC 125/3EQ

After months of testing Festool's new ETS EC 125 sander, finish foreman and...

DeWalt 12” Cordless Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Contributing editor and custom home builder Robert Courtney tested the DHS79 over...

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