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A Guide for Tool Inventors

If you have an idea for a tool and want to profit from it then you need to protect... More

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Hurricane Force Wind + Standard Construction = Disaster

In this full scale test by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), two two-story homes were subjected to hurricane force winds in a test chamber. More

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Cutting Edge: New DOT Rule May Boost Prices

New regulations now being proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation would severely restrict the way lithium-ion batteries and equipment containing them are transported, packaged, and labeled – a move that could cost power-tool-users and manufacturers millions of dollars in add-on fees, according to the Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA). More

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Torque Standards Stall

Editor's note: On three separate occasions since July 2006, Tools of the Trade... More

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2009 Editors' Choice Grand Award: The Power Tool Institute

This is the first time we've given an Editors' Choice Award to an industry... More

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The Long Haul

Once again, everyone was glued to the television watching with horror something... More


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