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  • A Carpenter's Favorite iPhone Apps

    Last year I replaced my cellphone with an Apple iPhone, a smartphone that allows me to check my e-mail and go online.

  • Hilti Dust-Collecting System

    As a remodeler who specializes in tile, I work on a lot of kitchens and bathrooms.

  • DeWalt DWS535 Wormdrive Saw

    This spring DeWalt introduced the DWS535 wormdrive saw.

  • Fast Job-Site Joinery

    Finish carpentry is all about making joints quickly and accurately.

  • Two New Right-Angle Cordless Drivers

    My first right-angle drill was a small corded model that other carpenters were always asking to borrow.

  • Bosch GTL3 Tile Laser

    Nearly all my remodeling jobs involve some kind of tile, so I'm constantly doing tile layout.

  • Bosch SN350-20F Framing Nailer

    When Bosch introduced its first line of pneumatic nailers last spring, it claimed that the tools were 20 percent smaller and 10 percent more powerful than the competition.

  • Stinger CH38A Cap Stapler

    When Bosch introduced its first line of pneumatic nailers last spring, it claimed that the tools were 20 percent smaller and 10 percent more powerful than the competition.

  • New 18-Volt Impact Drivers

    About a year ago I tested nine 18-volt impact drivers. Since then, a few new models — Bosch's 25618-02, Makita's BTD 144, and Milwaukee's 2650-20 — have come on the market.

  • Paslode CS150 Cap Stapler

    A few years ago, I tested some of the new pneumatic cap staplers and cap nailers that had come on the market. Then Paslode introduced the CS150 cap stapler earlier this year, and I decided to try it out, too.