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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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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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Don't Bogart This ENL

You know what I'm talking about. 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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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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Just Askin'

Is it even possible to fit $200,000 worth of tools and equipment in the back of a pickup truck? Read more

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Scandinavia's Answer to the Utility Knife

European tradespeople are not into the kind of generic utility knives used in this country; they prefer sheathed knives because they are better for heavy-duty work and can be designed for specific... 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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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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An Unusual Truck Bed Storage System

Check out the custom-made storage unit in this this pickup. It was built as a mobile command center for a fire-department, but it seems to me the idea could be adapted to a contractor's truck. Read more

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How American is Your American Truck?

The answer might surprise you. 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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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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Tool Tests

Two Work Jackets Reviewed

Contributing editor Tim Uhler torments the Grundens Neptune and Helly Hansen's...

Sawzall Vs. Flexvolt

How do the Milwaukee and DeWalt reciprocating saws match up?

DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...

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