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A Not So Clever Criminal

Here's someone who really hates Home Depot; fortunately he's not that good with matches. Read more

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Vintage Lock Mortising Machine

Way once upon a time – back before Stanley bought Black & Decker – Stanley made electric power tools. Read more

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Chainsaw Implosion

I kind of like repairing tools – taking them apart and putting them back together so they work. Read more

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New Tools and Gear from JLC LIVE

No one likes drywall dust, work wear that falls apart, or underlayment caps that must be nailed by hand. Read more

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What's the Best Recip Saw Blade for Carving Turkey?

Buck and Larry don't know, but that doesn't stop them from plowing ahead. Read more

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World's Greatest Nail Gun Operator

Chen Chun Hao has driven more 23-gauge pin nails than any man alive. Read more

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Best Circ Saw Rip Guide

Most circular saw rip guides are junk that no self-respecting carpenter would ever want to use. But this one is different. Read more

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Right Tool for the Job

In this thread from the JLC forum carpenters discuss which miter saws they use to cut smaller pieces of trim. Read more

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Keep the Dust Down

Cutting old concrete is difficult but it need not be dirty – provided you use the right equipment. In this video Contributing Editor Greg DiBernardo uses a Hilti DCH 300 electric saw to cut a... Read more

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Multi-Purpose Chainsaw

This home-made chainsaw attachment will clear brush, cut mortises, and make your commute a whole lot easier. Read more

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Slick Setup for Finishing Balusters

This video by Mac MacDonald shows how he quickly prefinished 180 deck balusters by dipping them, temporarily nailing them to a support piece, and allowing the excess stain drain onto a sheet of... Read more

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Clever Extension Ladder Mod

Like most tradesmen, I've spent a lot of time struggling to raise balky extension ladders. So my first reaction upon seeing this project was: Why didn't I think of this back when I painted houses? Read more

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Hammer Your Drug Habit

According to Joel Allen, buying a hand tool from his company might help you kick your drug habit. Read more

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The Ultimate Toolbox

What happens when you cross a toolbox with an electric wheel chair? Read more

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Lazy Man's Circ Saw

I almost feel guilty wanting one of these things. Am I really so lazy that I can't push the saw down the rail? Read more

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Tool Tests

Tool Test: Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Driver

Did adding a third anvil increase driving speed, beats per minute, and torque, all...

Field Tested: The Martinez M1 Titanium-Handled Hammers

Mark Martinez, the inventor of the Stiletto TiBone, has a new hammer out, and as...

Ryobi P305 18v Cordless Hot Glue Gun

Contributor Brian Way provides an unbiased review on a cordless glue gun from...

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