Finishes and Surfaces

Bosch Industrial Sealant Blade
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Bosch Industrial Sealant Blade

This new OMT accessory is designed to speed the removal of caulk and sealant. More

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3x21-Inch Belt Sanders

Beads of sweat collect on my brow whenever I hand out belt sanders during the boat building classes I teach. In the wrong hands these powerful tools can easily do more damage?like sanding through the hull of a boat in seconds?than good. The same is true for belt sanders on the jobsite. A racing abrasive belt under a rookie's guidance might spell disaster for those built-ins, stair parts, or custom oak doors. After years of using these tools for installing finish work and building boats, I've learned that getting a good, flat finish is about control, and control comes from skill, experience, and good tool design. More

Laminate Countertops
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Laminate Countertops

OK, I know what you're going to say–building laminate countertops is crazy. And... More

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DeWalt 12” Cordless Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Contributing editor and custom home builder Robert Courtney tested the DHS79 over...

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