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  • 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.

  • Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer

    Ryobi has added the P320 brad nailer to its One+18-volt system. This tool offers hoseless nailing on a budget, and might be just the thing for service work and small jobs.

  • Ergodyne Squids Retractable Lanyard

    Ergodyne's retractable tool lanyards help prevent tools from falling off a ladder or roof, without inhibiting your ability to work.

  • Concrete Lumber

    Made from a cementitious composite, this fire-proof lumber promises durability and strength.

  • A New Way to Set Up a Twin Blade Utility Knife

    Instead of using one regular and one hooked blade, what if you loaded the tool with something that didn't actually cut?