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    Ten Years Pure Tools

    Celebrating Tools of the Trade's first 10 years with special coverage of the tool industry's biggest decade and the tools, technology, and trends that point to an even more amazing future.

     
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    Hand Tools

    This month we focus on the most significant new hand tools on the market.

     
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    Jig Saws

    I tested eight saws: the Bosch 1590EVSK, Craftsman 27719, DeWalt DW321K, Hitachi CJ120V, Makita 4340FCT, Metabo STEB105 Plus, Milwaukee 6266-22, and Ridgid R3120. I used them for three weeks on boatbuilding and cabinetmaking jobs, and dialing-in finish carpentry. I noted features that made the saws...

     
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    Sliding Compound Miter Saws

    I tested five 12-inch sliding compound miter sawsmthe Bosch 4412, DeWalt DW708, Hitachi C12FSA, Makita LS1212, and Ridgid MS1290LZmout on framing and trim jobs, and then back in our shop. While expecting one saw to serve these three distinct purposes simultaneously is unreasonable, I do expect to...

     
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    TOOLS OF THE TRADE: 10 Years Pure Tools

    Celebrating Tools of the Trade's first 10 years with special coverage of the tool industry's biggest decade and the tools, technology, and trends that point to an even more amazing future.