Tool Tests and Reviews

  • August 01, 2014

    Bosch Laser Measurer With Bluetooth

    The measurements you take with the GLM 100 C can be wirelessly transferred to your smart device.Read More

     
     
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    February 16, 2012

    Tool Test: Affordable Line Lasers

    For this article, my crew and I tested 11 self-leveling line lasers that can be purchased for $300 or less – an amount any tradesperson should be willing to spend for a tool that can pay for itself. Our pricing came from reputable online dealers; you may pay more or less based on when and where you...Read More

     
     
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    July 05, 2011

    Tool Test: Combination Lasers

    My first encounter with construction lasers was 20-plus years ago on a commercial job site, where a subcontractor was using a rotary laser to level the track for a suspended ceiling. The tool obviously saved a lot of time, and even though it could only shoot level, I was jealous that my company...Read More

     
     
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    February 23, 2011

    Tools Up Close: SawGear Automatic Measuring System

    The SawGear consists of an aluminum measuring bar (or fence), a flip stop, and a power head with a digital LCD screen and keypad. Unlike most length stops, which must be positioned by hand, this one moves along the measuring bar in response to dimensions entered on the keypad.Read More

     
     
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    February 10, 2011

    Green Grass Group DoubleVsquare

    Green Grass Group's DoubleVsquare ($25) — which consists of two triangular-type aluminum squares hinged down the center — makes it easier to transfer marks around cornersRead More

     
     
 

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