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  • Can't get it here: Sword Saw

    Check out this video of Festool's Schwertsägen-sword saw in English. Unlike Prazi's attachment, this is a complete tool, with a base that allows it to be used with Festool track saws. Introduced into Europe in 2009, it will probably make its way to the U.S., although nobody knows when.

  • A Carpenter's Tool Vest

    Tired of your heavy toolbelt? So is Jesse Wright, so he switched to a vest with a ton of pockets and lots of special features that make it easier to find what you need without having to think about it.

  • Tricked Out Tool Cart

    Brian Way outfitted this super-organized rolling cart to hold most of the tools and supplies he needs in his work installing cabinets and millwork. No more trips out to the truck for stuff you forgot to bring onto the job.

  • Lowe's to Pay Record $500K Penalty Over Subs' Lead-Paint Rule Violations

    EPA continues to bring down the RRP hammer, this time on contractors working for Lowes.

  • A Finish Carpenter's Bag of Tricks

    Jesse Wright takes a look at a dozen or so must-have small hand tools that he carries with him every day in his work as a finish carpentry in Concord, Calif.

  • A Trip to the Recip Blade Factory

    If you've ever wondered how recip saw blades are made, here's your chance to find out. Tools of the Trade editor Dave Frane toured a factory last winter and convinced Lenox to let him take photographs of just about everything he saw.

  • Remodeling Growth to Taper a Bit by Year End, JCHS Forecasts

    Latest LIRA report would have tailed off further had a previous indicator not been removed.

  • An Incredible Home-Made Router Table

    Why buy a router table when you can make one in the shop. I mean, how hard can it be? Well, that depends. This one is pretty ingenious, but we're pretty sure it took a little planning.

  • DeWalt DWE7491RS Jobsite Table Saw

    The largest of three models introduced in 2013, this portable saw has a wheeled stand and 32 1/2 inches of rip capacity.

  • What is the Best Vehicle for Construction Work?

    There are plenty of ways to get yourself and your tools to the jobsite, plus a load of material or equipment. Everybody has their favorite—truck, van, trailer, or some other alternative. Please let us know about the vehicle you drive to work. We will publish the results in an upcoming article.