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  • Tool Test: Recip Saws

    We sent the new reciprocating saws out into the field to see how they performed. Here’s how a group of veteran remodelers rated the saws for a variety of tasks.

  • Tool Test: Jigsaws

    Toolless blade clamps and smooth, vibration-free cutting make these tools easier than ever to use.

  • Toolbox: Cordless Impact Drivers

    Cordless impact drivers

  • Products

    Cheap live-current tester; underground electrical splice kit; new compact whole-house AC; ICF bolt holder; squeak-free floor fastener; ridge-vent installs with nailgun; undercabinet halogen lights; fancier thermostats

  • Toolbox: Segmental Arches

    Layout tool for segmental arches

  • New Tools for 2000

    We scouted the 1999 National Hardware Show for the tools we think will make you more productive in the coming year.

  • Notebook

    Toolmakers battle “tool counterfeiting,” SBCCI foam ban reversed, pressboard roof shingle suit settled, factory- vs. site-built quality and cost, the self-cleaning house

  • Tool Test: Sliding Compound Miter Saws

    Our tool editor looks at both single- and double-compound models with an eye toward accuracy, durability, and ease of use.

  • Sidewinder Saws

    Every carpenter already has at least one of these tools, but eventually they’ll need replacing. Here’s a comparison of pro-duty saws, with a look at new features, to assist you in making your next purchase.

  • Tool Test: Recip Blade Demolition Derby

    We tortured these heavy-duty, bimetal reciprocating saw blades to find out how well they could make a plunge cut, shear off 30-penny spikes, and cut through an asphalt-roof assembly.