Mike Guertin

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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

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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

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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

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Valley Techniques

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

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Laminate Countertops

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

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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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Pry Bars

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

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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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Framing Gable and Shed Dormers

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


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Graco Ultra Paints Small Jobs Quick

Prep-to-Finish professional painter Scott Burt weighs in on the benefits of the...

DeWalt DW079LG 20V Green Rotary Tough Laser

Tested in the snow and rain, this IP67-rated laser unit wears the “tough” name well.

Two Wedge-Style Work Boots

Golden Fox and Thorogood are affordable, lesser-known boot brands. Do they stand...

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