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An Incredible Catalan Vault

A highly skilled mason shows how it’s possible to build a complex brick vault without using falsework.  More

Irwin Vise-Grip Max Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers
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Irwin Vise-Grip Max Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers

These German-made compound action pliers greatly reduce the amount of force it... More

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Sawzall

The speed and runtime of this cordless recip saw convinced one contractor to retire his corded model. More

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A Trip to the Recip Blade Factory

The Lenox plant in East Longmeadow MA produces recip saw blades, hole saws, band saw blades, and a number of other items. This story focuses on recip saw blades. More

Re-Do-It Yourself
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Re-Do-It Yourself

I used to build a lot of second homes for lawyers, stock traders, accountants, and... More

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Raising a 25-Ton Stone

We just love tools. Is that a problem? More

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DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

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A new tower light from Milwaukee runs on battery, or AC power, and can charge a...

The New 10-1/4-Inch Big Foot Worm Drive Saw

A few small improvements yield a lighter, better-balanced saw than its predecessor.

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