Best Practices

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Blåkläder Hi-Vis Pants and Jackets

This new ANSI-compliant work wear makes it safer and easier to do your job. More

Ladder Safety: Best Practices
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Ladder Safety: Best Practices

As a roofer, I make my living climbing up and down ladders every day. So I was... More

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Tool Industry Update: New Torque Standards Begin

In September, we reported on how after years of disagreement over testing protocols, power tool manufacturers finally agreed on industrywide standards for measuring tool torque and horsepower. These standards will give tool buyers a dependable method to compare and evaluate product specifications. More

Net Play
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Net Play

With the Olympics and U.S. Open tennis championships just concluded, I am still... More

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Finally–Tool Test Standards!

After years of repeated pleas by industry experts–including the editors of this magazine–major tool manufacturers have approved voluntary test standards for measuring torque and horsepower. More

By the Numbers
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By the Numbers

Tool companies are still free to test their products as they see fit and report... More

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Editor's Note: Be 'Sub'-Conscious

In an industry faced with labor-force challenges, quality-control issues, pinched margins, and tight time lines, anyone who wants to succeed with and grow their construction business must always be on the lookout for ways to improve all aspects of its services. More

Be 'Sub' Conscious
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Be 'Sub' Conscious

In an industry faced with labor-force challenges, quality-control issues, pinched... More

Great Gadgets
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Great Gadgets

Everybody ends up working alone at some point, whether by choice or by... More

New Power Standard
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New Power Standard

If you read Tools on a regular basis, you know that for years we've been pushing... More

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