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Other stories by Tim Uhler

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    Max's new high-pressure coil nailer performs remarkably well on the job site, but is it worth the expense? A framing contractor weighs in.

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    A West Coast framer compares 11 guns, looking for a tool that's versatile enough for both general framing and nailing shear panel

  • Tool Test: Worm Drive Saws

    A West Coast framer tested eight 7 1/4-inch wormdrive saws to see how the newer models stack up against the old standbys. Here are his results.

  • Installing Fiber-Cement Siding

    Fiber-cement siding is no fun to cut and handle, but its price and durability make it a good deal for spec houses. An experienced installer tells you how to work with it efficiently.