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Metabo ASR35ACP (HEPA)
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Metabo ASR35ACP (HEPA)

This vac from Metabo has some nice features that put it in close second with other... Read more

A Brand New Drill / Driver Class
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A Brand New Drill / Driver Class

Makita recently released the first sub-compact drill/driver and impact driver—... Read more

7 Cool and Unusual Tools From the 2016 STAFDA Show
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7 Cool and Unusual Tools From the 2016 STAFDA Show

Darth Vader’s face shield, strange hammers, and an $11,000 tool support. Read more

Tool Review: Festool HKC 55 EB Circular Saw Set
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Tool Review: Festool HKC 55 EB Circular Saw Set

A rough framer, concrete former, and sider by trade, our contributing editor Tim... Read more

First Look: Skilsaw Medusaw
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First Look: Skilsaw Medusaw

Skilsaw is extending the reach of its well-known technology with the first... Read more

Makita Circular Saw Recall
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Makita Circular Saw Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Makita,... Read more

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SB&D Acquires Lenox, Irwin, and Hilmor
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SB&D Acquires Lenox, Irwin, and Hilmor

The world’s largest tool company is about to get bigger—and probably better. Read more

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Dents in Wood? Grab Your Clothes Iron
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Dents in Wood? Grab Your Clothes Iron

Check out this video to learn about one master carpenter’s approach to removing... Read more

Industry Shakeup: Major Tool Brands Up for Sale
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Industry Shakeup: Major Tool Brands Up for Sale

Lenox, Irwin, Craftsman, Skil, and Skilsaw may soon have new owners. Read more

Germany, Festool, and New Tools
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Germany, Festool, and New Tools

Last month Tools of the Trade editor Chris Ermides toured the Festool headquarters... Read more

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Metabo ASR35ACP (HEPA)

This vac from Metabo has some nice features that put it in close second with other...

Best Overall: Grex GC1850 Cordless Brad Nailer

Here's a look at how the Grex gas / battery-powered brad nailer fared when...

Three Work Gloves Reviewed

A framing carpenter takes a look at HexArmor warm and cold-weather work gloves and...

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