Jobsite Safety

A Face Shield Fit for Darth Vader
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A Face Shield Fit for Darth Vader

Smaller and lighter than traditional face shields, the Vader Combo from Brass... More

A Self-Retracting Lifeline
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A Self-Retracting Lifeline

MSA's Latchways self-retracting lanyard comes in two cable lengths and with some... More

Let a Robot Do the Demo
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Let a Robot Do the Demo

For a mere $95,000, you can sit behind the remote and control a small robot. More

Better Push Pads and Hockey Pucks
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Better Push Pads and Hockey Pucks

A high-friction rubber film and hockey pucks help you work more safely. More

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Gargoyles Safety Glasses Gargoyles Safety Glasses

After months of testing, a framer from the Northwest shares his views on the Shifter, Vortex, Shield, and Rampart safety glasses from Gargoyles. Are they worth the money? More

Plugfones: Wireless Earplugs With Audio
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Plugfones: Wireless Earplugs With Audio

This NRR 25 hearing protection lets you listen to music or podcasts while you work. More

7 Cool and Unusual Tools From the 2016 STAFDA Show
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7 Cool and Unusual Tools From the 2016 STAFDA Show

Darth Vader’s face shield, strange hammers, and an $11,000 tool support. More

Three Work Gloves Reviewed
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Three Work Gloves Reviewed

A framing carpenter takes a look at HexArmor warm- and cold-weather work gloves... More

A Dust Mask That You Won’t Hate Wearing
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A Dust Mask That You Won’t Hate Wearing

The GVS Elipse P100 half mask is lightweight and comfortable, and it won’t... More

Ban Radios From the Jobsite?
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Ban Radios From the Jobsite?

A recent survey of builders found that there are compelling arguments for keeping... More

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Tool Tests

DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...

Review: M18 Rocket LED Tower Light and Charger

A new tower light from Milwaukee runs on battery, or AC power, and can charge a...

The New 10-1/4-Inch Big Foot Worm Drive Saw

A few small improvements yield a lighter, better-balanced saw than its predecessor.

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