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  • 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.

  • Mississippi Adopts Statewide Building Code Law

    After receiving negative attention for lax code policies, Mississippi has moved to require enforcement of model building codes statewide.

  • Multi-Tool Sealant Knife

    If you've ever had to remove a lot of old caulk, then you'll know exactly how cool this blade really is.

  • Zippy the Cordless Circ Saw

    Milwaukee's new FUEL circular saw reportedly cuts faster and offers more runtime than conventional cordless models.

  • EPA's Wood Smoke Plan Draws Fire

    Are the wood stoves allowed under the EPA's proposed wood smoke plan too costly? Depends on how you calculate the cost.

  • It Takes More Than Tools to Be a Craftsman

    For that carpenter who complains all the time he doesn't have the right tools, here's a humble reminder that craftsmanship trumps tools any day.

  • Future of Buildings: Flow Batteries

    Using flow batteries, wind and solar power may soon be stored on site.

  • New Bosch "Dust Extractors"

    These vacs have self-cleaning filters and integrate with the company's L-Boxx system.

  • Standardized Energy Retrofits

    Can we tell what an older house will need as an energy upgrade simply by identifying it's building type? Can these standardized energy improvements be applied without an audit? Just how effective can they be? These are a few of the questions that a few Building America research teams have been...