• Recalls: Wilton and DeWalt Saws

    Wilton says blade on 10-inch compound saw may come loose; DeWalt says lower blade guard on framing and circular saws may fail to close.

     
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    Hot Finds: Electric Come-Along and Rotary Hammer

    Warn has new Electric Come-Along; and Makita introduces new rotary hammer.

     
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    Pure Tools

    We've learned a lot over the past 12 years of publishing Tools of the Trade, but the three most important lessons our editorial team acts on every day are...

     
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    Tricked Out

    Made from polymer materials, these durable Splash Guards protect the vehicle's finish from road debris. The guards, which can be painted to match the vehicle's finish, contour to the wheel well and are designed to accent the vehicle's lines. An optional polished Westin nameplate is available.

     
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    Lithium-Ion Hands On

    It would be hard to find any tool category in the history of this industry since the advent of the electric motor that has grown as fast as cordless lithium-ion (LI) tools. Since Milwaukee's official launch of the category two years ago, we've seen every major brand quickly enter the market with...

     
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    Fire And Rescue Crew, Cherryvale Fire Station 1, Boulder, Colo.

    When I was a teenager, tools were the compass leading me toward manhood, and since then I have done no less than carve my path through life with tools in my hands. I've written over the years about how tools bring truth to your work and put bread on your table. But I've never written about how...

     
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    Metal Connector Nailers

    Years ago I'd routinely build houses that didn't have any metal connectors in them at all. Everything was blocked or ledgered and a few 16d nails were considered adequate for almost any connection. Once in a while I'd use the odd joist hanger, so I kept a coffee can full of 1-1/2-inch hanger nails...