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  • New Festool Cordless Track Saw

    While it turned a lot of heads at last month's JLC Live show in Providence, R.I., the cordless TSC 55 is not yet available in the U.S. What's up with that?

  • Top 18-Volt Cordless Tools for Remodelers

    Survey says: here are the tools remodelers have, the tools they would like to have, and their favorite brands.

  • Have Strict Building Codes Saved Chile?

    Strict building codes and the preparedness of millions of Chileans have been credited with the low death toll after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake rumbled off the coast of northern Chile this week.

  • Renting the Sun

    For a very minimal down payment, I will have a low fixed price per kWh for the next 20 years—basically renting the sun.

  • Dust Collecting Circular Saw

    This 7 1/4-inch saw uses cyclonic action and a washable filter to collect dust without the use of a vac.

  • CNC Routing Comes to the Jobsite

    This 35-pound, toaster-oven-sized CNC machine can cut, rout, or carve an area 6 by 8 inches up to 4 inches deep.

  • Watertight Replacement Windows

    Flashing windows is not just for new construction. Here are details on how to help prevent window leaks when working around the major types of siding.

  • Warming up to Energy-Efficient Building

    Savvy builders embrace the changes that will make their houses perform better and be more durable.

  • A Tale of Two Hazards

    There are no clear policies for the two biggest IAQ hazards - carbon monoxide and radon.

  • Passive House Walls for an Old House

    A coastal Maine builder is applying his trademark Passive House wall system to an existing house by the water.