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Other stories by Tom O'Brien

  • Adjustable Flooring Spacer

    Turn the AV2's dial to get the shim size you need

  • Lenox Tubing Mini Cutter

    The Tight Space Tubing Cutter is a knuckle-saver

  • Duo-Fast Cap Nailer Does Double-Duty

    Just push a button on the DF175-CN to shut off the cap feed

  • Weathered Wood

    Montana Ghost Wood comes from dead standing trees, mostly spruce and lodgepole killed by beetles and forest fires

  • Two-Part Urethane

    Originally developed for boats, SilverThane SA-2100 is suitable for any application that requires a waterproof gap-filling adhesive

  • Quiet Vac

    Beam says the Model 3700 Serenity IQS is one of the quietest, most powerful central vacuum systems available

  • A Smaller GFCI

    Leviton says the SmartlockPro Slim Self-Test GFCI is 25 percent smaller than a typical GFCI receptacle, making it easier to fit the wires in the box

  • Prepainted Trim

    Finished Elegance molding comes in 27 profiles

  • Lead Cleaner

    According to the maker, Ledizolv detergent is biodegradable and dissolves lead dust more effectively than multipurpose cleaners or chemicals

  • Clean Glue

    Safecoat Almighty Adhesive construction adhesive is environmentally safe and nontoxic, says the maker