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    A contractor reviews this portable drill, which when equipped with annular cutters, greatly reduces the time required to drill up to 1 1/2-inch-diameter holes in steel up to 2 inches thick.

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    A production manager for a St. Louis remodeler has high praise for this cap nailer after a year of use fastening foam, housewraps, and synthetic underlayments.

  • Blaklader Bantam Kangaroo Vest

    If you prefer to wear a tool vest rather than a toolbelt, check out this vest from Blaklader.

  • DeWalt Mobile Pro Construction Calculator App

    JLC contributor Bruce Greenlaw weighs up the pros and cons of this construction calculator.

  • Rethinking Amp-Hours

    Is the amp-hour rating of cordless-tool batteries strictly a measure of their capacity, or do bigger batteries offer more runtime and more power than their compact counterparts?

  • Flexo PET Sleeve

    Using Flexo's braided PET yarn sleeves, which come in various sizes and colors, is handy for preventing hoses from snagging and damaging your work.

  • Cordless Heated Jackets From Bosch, DeWalt, and Milwaukee

    From jackets to hoodies, there are now more options when it comes to staying warm on site.

  • An Ode to a Prized Pair of Keen Work Boots

    A good pair of shoes deserves a review. But what happens when those trusty soles are discontinued? Mitch Greenlaw discusses his favorite pair of Keen work boots.

  • Speedy One-Handed Clamps

    From the potent 450 pounds of clamping force delivered by the Stanley FatMax Xtreme Auto Trigger Clamp to the extended throat of the DeWalt Rapid Return Bar Clamp, these speedy jobsite essentials can greatly increase productivity.

  • Trimaco's Old School Heavyweight Butyl Drop Cloths

    Made in the U.S., these washable drop cloths consist of a tightly woven polyester/cotton fabric with a triple-coated utyl-rubber backing that helps prevent liquids from leaking through while also resisting slippage on hardwood and other solid surfaces.