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    Hitachi KM 12VC Router Combination Kit

    Sometimes combination tools have to make too many compromises to perform their numerous functions. Fortunately, that's not the case with Hitachi's new KM 12VC router combination kit. This smartly designed, solidly constructed, and well-outfitted tool fulfills its promises as a fixed-base and...

     
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    3-HP Cabinet Saws

    The undisputed king of the woodshop is the 10-inch cabinet saw. Along with a good workbench, a well-tuned and -outfitted cabinet saw with a good blade and a proper out-feed is the beating heart of the shop. As such, choosing which saw to buy is a big decision. A good machine will prove both...

     
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    The Long Haul

    Once again, everyone was glued to the television watching with horror something that always happens to other people, somewhere else in the world; everyone, of course, except those actually fleeing from our Gulf Coast states and what was left of their lives there. 'Somewhere else' feels a lot closer...

     
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    Launch Time 2005

    This month members of the tool industry will descend on Baltimore for the annual convention and trade show of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA), an organization made up of manufacturers and distributors of construction/industrial products. The benefits for you and...

     
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    Side Job

    The only time I used to touch vinyl siding was to tear it off an old Colonial or Victorian I was hired to rescue, or to hang it on unremarkable buildings like strip malls, multifamily units, or a shotgun ranch. So, I was shocked when a client asked for vinyl on a new $700,000 custom home.

     
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    Valley Techniques

    There are lots of techniques for shingling a valley–woven, cut, open metal lined–but there's one you just won't find described on shingle wrappers that's easier and faster to install, is just as weather resistant, and looks great. It works with laminated or random-pattern shingles that comprise...

     
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    David Marcelli and Barney

    Seek.' That's the only command mold investigator David Marcelli of Westminster, Md., has to give his two best inspectors to set them off in search of mold. That's right, his best searchers are dogs.