• ToolHounds: Jed Dixon, North Road Workshop, Foster, R.I.

  • Editor's Note: Saved By a Survey

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    Site Lines: Great Gadgets

    Like most finish carpenters, I've had my share of countersink bits. In the last 10 years or so, I've grown very fond of one brand of two-piece tapered countersink bits because they cut just the right size and shape of hole for drywall screws. But controlling the exact depth of the countersink so...

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    Compact L-Shaped Rotary Hammers

    I had the opportunity to try out the Hilti TE 7-C and the Milwaukee 5363-21 rotary hammers while working on an addition to my own home. For this fairly average addition, my crew and I found ourselves reaching for these tools a lot more than I had expected we would. We used the tools to punch a...

  • Feature: Warranty Wars

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    Corded Tools

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    Hybrid Table Saws

    Hybrid saws are a relatively new class of table saw introduced by DeWalt with its DW746 in 1999. Because of the vagueness of the term 'hybrid,' they are also referred to as light-duty cabinet saws. Basically in between a contractor's open stand saw and a shop-grade cabinet saw with all but the...

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    Towing Safety

    When the boss says hitch up the job trailer and go get another load, you go. But do you really know what you're doing when you're dragging all that weight around back there?According to recent studies, if you're like most drivers who use their vehicles to tow, you don't–and you're putting yourself...