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    I was introduced to the Max PowerLite high-pressure pneumatic fastening system in 2007 while testing framing nailers for Tools of the Trade magazine.

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    I've never rushed out to buy the latest spirit level.

  • Bosch GCM12SD Miter Saw

    You can start a pretty good argument on a job site simply by asking which is better: a fixed-head miter saw or a slider.

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    I navigated the first decade of my carpentry career without a lumber rack.

  • Senco Fusion Finish Nailer

    When I heard that Senco was introducing a new cordless finish nailer, I was both excited and skeptical — excited because I dislike using hoses, and skeptical because as a long-time user of cordless finish guns I am aware of their shortcomings.

  • Paslode PF150S-PP Hardware Nailer

    I have used or owned most of the metal-connector nailers on the market, so when I heard that Paslode was introducing a new, smaller Positive Placement tool, I was eager to try it.

  • 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.