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  • Products

    Drywall shim on a roll; truss spacer; replacement sliders; zero-VOC primer/stain-blocker; heavy-duty garage doors; more

  • Stiletto Multifunctional Flat and Glazer's Bars

    Stiletto's six new titanium pry bars weigh 45 percent less than equivalent-sized steel bars, says the company.

  • Bucket Boss Bucket Seat Pro

    The Bucket Seat Pro from Bucket Boss protects your bucket's contents, provides a convenient place to sit, and — with its two removable dividers — serves as a four- or six-compartment parts organizer.

  • Master Lock Truck Bed U-Lock Anchors

    Leaving valuable tools and equipment in the back of your pickup — even for a quick run into the store — can be risky, but many truck beds don't have a place you can attach a lock to.

  • Milwaukee 2451-22 Cordless Impact Wrench

    Most cordless impact wrenches have 1/2-inch anvils for large sockets and deliver bolt-snapping torque that can overwhelm smaller tasks.

  • Jackson Professional Tools Total Control Elite Demolition Hammer

    Jackson's Total Control Elite Demolition Hammer is a sledgehammer with a difference: One of the striking faces tapers down to about 3/8 inch thick for rough prying — or for concentrating the striking force along a line to break concrete more easily.

  • PDY Systems Lift-n-Lock Organizer

    Small items can be difficult to keep isolated in a portable parts box.

  • Stanley Hand Planes

    Stanley has redesigned some of its most popular hand planes.

  • Products

    Wall-mounted heaters; quick disconnect; screws for exotic hardwoods; foil sheathing; flexible ducts; rot-resistant pine; more

  • Ridgid R250AF18 Finish Nailer

    Ridgid's new R250AF18 15-gauge finish nailer runs on a compact 18-volt lithium ion battery pack and weighs 2 pounds less than the competition, says Ridgid.