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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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A Framer’s Tool Kit
A Framer’s Tool Kit

While emptying and cleaning the back of his truck Tim Uhler realized it... Read more

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Essential Tools for the Framing Site
Essential Tools for the Framing Site

Some tools are personal. Some tools are infrastructure. You need both to... Read more

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DeWalt and Makita Jobsite Radios
DeWalt and Makita Jobsite Radios

Recently, my crew and received updated versions of the DeWalt and Makita... Read more

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Oversize Saws

Several years back I read a story about gang cutting rafters – so I started doing it on my framing jobs. Gang cutting means setting all your rafters on edge on racks and using specialized saws such... Read more

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V-Line Clamp
V-Line Clamp

I'm always looking for faster techniques or tools to speed things up and... Read more

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Time Lapse: Garage Wall Framing

With the help of a telehandler two carpenters can do the work of four. Read more

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Time Lapse: Framing, Trimming, and Standing a Rake Wall

The most efficient way to do the work is flat on the deck and without a big crew. Read more

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Favorite Safety Glasses
Favorite Safety Glasses

Eye protection should be protective, comfortable, and not look too weird. Read more

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Skil Mag77LT
Skil Mag77LT

Skil recently announced a new wormdrive saw that they say is 4 pounds... Read more

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Carhartt Brookville Vest
Carhartt Brookville Vest

A light vest that is good by itself and for layering. Read more

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Keen Work Boots
Keen Work Boots

Tools of the Trade called and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing... Read more

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Milwaukee Cordless Caulk and Adhesive Gun
Milwaukee Cordless Caulk and Adhesive Gun

My crew recently switched from a pneumatic caulking gun to an M12... Read more

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Super Anchor Safety Bar
Super Anchor Safety Bar

Like other contractors who comply with OSHA fall standards, I've had to... Read more

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A Fun Look at Funny Looking Work Pants

What does a stand-up comic have in common with an unlucky test subject and a tradesman with “helpful” co-workers? In this case, they are all... Read more

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Tool Tests

Ridgid Mobile Miter Saw Stand

Carpenter Brian Way gave the gravity-rise miter-saw stand from Ridgid a hard look....

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?

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