by Dave Crosby As usual, this year's International Builders' Show — held in Atlanta February 9-12 — racked up some impressive numbers. Some 72,000 visitors viewed the offerings of 1,000 exhibitors distributed across 1 million square feet of floor space. In addition to more building products than you might have ever dreamed of, several major tool manufacturers introduced their new lines at this show, rather than at the National Hardware Show in Chicago this past August. Here's a selection of what's new and interesting.

If you went anywhere near the Stanley-Bostitch booth, you'd hear the sound of genuinely innovative technology in action. The CRN38K Cordless Roofing Nailer made its debut at the show, with hundreds of attendees driving thousands of roofing nails, and not a hose or cord to be seen. This 8.1-pound, 20.4-volt tool uses a multi-blow action to drive...

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