Safety / Workwear

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. Read 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 and... Read 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... Read more

Danner Crafter 6" Brown NMT
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Danner Crafter 6" Brown NMT

While forming foundations and framing houses, contributing editor Tim Uhler tested... Read more

Headphones for the Jobsite
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Headphones for the Jobsite

ToughTested’s so-called jobsite headphones control noise and include a mic for... Read more

A Trip to the Toolbelt Factory
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A Trip to the Toolbelt Factory

At a small plant in Sonoma County, Calif., Occidental Leather produces the best... Read more

A Hiker-Style Boot From Oliver
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A Hiker-Style Boot From Oliver

Contributing editor Tim Uhler tested out the Oliver Mid Industrial Hiker, a vented... Read more

Louisville Cross Step FXS1500 Series Ladder
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Louisville Cross Step FXS1500 Series Ladder

At first glance, this looks like any other fiberglass stepladder, until you look... Read more

Review: A Soft-Toe Wedge Boot From Keen Utility
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Review: A Soft-Toe Wedge Boot From Keen Utility

Wedge boots might be most popular with ironworkers, but they are a good fit for... Read more

Why Are So Many Construction Workers Committing Suicide?
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Why Are So Many Construction Workers Committing Suicide?

A new report from the CDC places laborers in construction among those most at risk... Read more

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Here's a look at how the Grex gas / battery-powered brad nailer fared when...

Three Work Gloves Reviewed

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

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