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  • 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.

     
  • Dust Collecting Circular Saw

    This 7 1/4-inch saw uses cyclonic action and a washable filter to collect dust without the use of a vac.

     
  • CNC Routing Comes to the Jobsite

    This 35-pound, toaster-oven-sized CNC machine can cut, rout, or carve an area 6 by 8 inches up to 4 inches deep.

     
  • Multi-Tool Sealant Knife

    If you've ever had to remove a lot of old caulk, then you'll know exactly how cool this blade really is.

     
  • Zippy the Cordless Circ Saw

    Milwaukee's new FUEL circular saw reportedly cuts faster and offers more runtime than conventional cordless models.

     
  • EPA's Wood Smoke Plan Draws Fire

    Are the wood stoves allowed under the EPA's proposed wood smoke plan too costly? Depends on how you calculate the cost.

     
  • It Takes More Than Tools to Be a Craftsman

    For that carpenter who complains all the time he doesn't have the right tools, here's a humble reminder that craftsmanship trumps tools any day.

     
  • Future of Buildings: Flow Batteries

    Using flow batteries, wind and solar power may soon be stored on site.

     
  • New Bosch "Dust Extractors"

    These vacs have self-cleaning filters and integrate with the company's L-Boxx system.

     
  • Standardized Energy Retrofits

    Can we tell what an older house will need as an energy upgrade simply by identifying it's building type? Can these standardized energy improvements be applied without an audit? Just how effective can they be? These are a few of the questions that a few Building America research teams have been...

     
  • Thingamejig Scribing Tool

    It's a bit pricey, but the Thingamejig may be the most cost-effective scribing tool available. Some folks will say they can achieve the same result with a $3 compass scriber. But they can't—at least not efficiently.

     
  • Why Builders are Having a Hard Time Finding Workers

    The shortage of skilled workers continues to slow-down the housing recovery. What's the solution for our industry?

     
  • Less Expensive Laser

    The Bosch GLL 3-50  is a less-expensive alternative to a pricier Bosch model that projects plumb, level, and square from a single, stationary point.

     
  • Innovative Ladder Brackets

    WorkSafe Ladder Brackets can prevent ladders from falling or kicking out by securing them to a sound fascia or another structural surface.

     
  • Time to Boycott Angie's List?

    Despite being popular with the consumer, Angie's List has been nothing but a headache for many contractors and remodelers ever since it started. It now appears that a number of people within the remodeling industry have had enough and are calling for it's head. Is it time to deliver a killing blow...

     
  • DeWalt Layout Laser

    This combination tool shoots both lines and dots, and can be used in place of a plumb bob.