Molding Millwork and Trim

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Hitachi NT50GSP9 Cordless Brad Nailer

Here's a look at how the Hitachi gas-powered cordless brad nailer fared when... More

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Faster Job-Site Joinery

Here are some tools that can help you make joints more quickly and accurately. More

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Tools Up Close: 16-Gauge Fusion Nailer

In my work as a finish carpenter, I use a variety of nails: 18-gauge brads for... More

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Tools Up Close: SawGear Automatic Measuring System

The SawGear consists of an aluminum measuring bar (or fence), a flip stop, and a... More

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First Test: Paslode Angled 16-Gauge Nailer

In my architectural woodworking business, finish nailers are the pneumatic tools... More

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Bench Dog Tools Bullnose Trim Gauge

Marking out the 22 1/2-degree cuts needed for three-piece bullnose corner trim can... More

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Porter-Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander

There are few things more satisfying than scribing a piece of trim and having it... More

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Cutting Edge: Dancing With Trim Carpenters

Woodworking tradesmen are off and running in a competition announced by power-toolmaker DeWalt to find the top finish carpenters in the country. More

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Product Watch: Starrett ProSite Combination Protractor

From the historic company that brought us the Combination Square comes the ProSite... More

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Medium Crown Staplers

As a framing contractor, I use medium crown staplers to fasten acres of wall sheeting every year, but they're also invaluable for building interior details like tub platforms, shower seats, fireplace surrounds, and arches. I used to tackle these projects with a framing nailer, building 2-by pony walls and running ledgers to support plywood decks, but I've found that if I prefab everything like a cabinetmaker would, using my table saw and medium crown stapler, I can produce a higher-quality, lighter, and easier-to-build and -install product. This technique allows me to use up scrap plywood and small blocks that would otherwise go to waste, too, so the stapler actually saves me money. More

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