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    Ridgid TS3650

    This isn't a super high-end cabinet saw for a dedicated woodworking operation, but it is a versatile tool and a no-brainer improvement to any growing shop or on-site operation. What's more, the price is fantastic. We give it high marks.

     
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    Dr. Bill Bell, Torture Tester

    Dr. Bill Bell is a saw blade's worst nightmare. As the lead product-testing engineer for Irwin Industrial Tools, Bell is a self-described 'torture tester.' And there's no brand loyalty involved in these search-and-destroy operations; the testing goes way beyond Irwin's own products. 'I'm an...

     
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    Semi-Automatic Powder Actuated Tools

    My grandfather taught me something a long time ago: A good tool will pay for itself many times over. While that's true for almost every tool I own, it goes double for powder actuated tools, or PATs, as they're known.

     
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    Compact Drills

    You may not use compact drills every day, but they come through when you need to get out of tight jams.

     
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    Tool Feature: Why Buy That?

    Walking into a tool store and standing in the middle of a square mile of tools and equipment, it's hard enough to remember why you came in--let alone figure out what you should walk out with. Tool buyers now have so many choices between brands and features in each category, you could spend all day...

     
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    SiteLines: Trim Tricks

    Production speed for trimming may sound contradictory to some, but it's not?speed is good. The trick is setting up a good cut room, measuring properly, and coping inside corners. Here's how we make trim fly.

     
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    SiteLines: House Detective

    I built homes for 15 years before closing up shop to focus on remediating moisture and mold incursion problems. While I have specialized moisture meters to cover every situation I face, I use two types of meters the most–surface and pin–and recommend them for builders to identify if there is a...