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Prison Escape Tools

How long would it take to cut your way out of a maximum security prison with a... More

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Tribute and Remembrance

September 11, 2001, One Year Later... More

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Framing With Light-Gauge Steel

I learned how to frame with 2-by sticks, and in those days the idea of framing with steel was about as foreign to me as speaking Russian. But after setting up shop in New York City, fire codes and commercial building practices left me with no alternative, so now I speak Russian. More

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Semi-Automatic Powder Actuated Tools

My grandfather taught me something a long time ago: A good tool will pay for... More

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D-Handle Rotary Hammers

As contractors in New York City, my crew spends most of its time pouring, cutting,... More

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Demolition Hammers

There is nothing quite as dirty, dusty, and plain-old tough as demolition work,... More


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