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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

Tool Review: Festool HKC 55 EB Circular Saw Set
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Tool Review: Festool HKC 55 EB Circular Saw Set

A rough framer, concrete former, and sider by trade, our contributing editor Tim... More

Preventing Router Blowout
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Preventing Router Blowout

In this video, you'll learn two quick and easy tips for preventing tear-outs when... More

First Look: Skilsaw Medusaw
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First Look: Skilsaw Medusaw

Skilsaw is extending the reach of its well-known technology with the first... More

Makita Circular Saw Recall
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Makita Circular Saw Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Makita,... More

Tags: Power Tools, Saws
SB&D Acquires Lenox, Irwin, and Hilmor
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SB&D Acquires Lenox, Irwin, and Hilmor

The world’s largest tool company is about to get bigger—and probably better. More

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Germany, Festool, and New Tools
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Germany, Festool, and New Tools

Last month Tools of the Trade editor Chris Ermides toured the Festool headquarters... More

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Metabo: More Than Grinders
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Metabo: More Than Grinders

At a recent Metabo press event we got a look at the latest cordless grinder (it's... More

How Much Does a Tool Cost?
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How Much Does a Tool Cost?

How you determine tool costs in terms of ROI, with a particular emphasis on power... More

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Cutting Joinery With a Router
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Cutting Joinery With a Router

In this video, carpenter Jesse De Geest demonstrates how to use a router to make... More

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

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