Free enterprise is alive and well, judging by the activity at the 34th annual STAFDA trade show in November, staged in Phoenix by the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association. Business hummed along as hundreds of manufacturers showed off a breathtaking variety of construction tools and related products to distributors and retailers. A broad cross-section of makers was represented, from major brands to tiny companies with a narrow focus and a handful of employees. To get a sense of what tools are going to be available this year and who will be making them, JLC paid a visit to the show floor. Here are some of the products that stood out as especially innovative and useful.

Versatile Cutoff Saw

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