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Foundations & Framing

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    Toekick drawers; ductless cooktop exhaust; trimmable truss; low-profile smoke alarm; flexible cement board; light MDF; more

     
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    Products

    All-in-one flashing panel; spray-foam insulation; shower seat; lightweight steel beams; grass driveway mats; push-fit fittings; more

     
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    Duo-Fast Paper Tape Framing Nails

    Collated strip nails for 20-degree full round-head framing nailers are typically held together by rigid plastic strips that can transform into mini projectiles and pile up underfoot like so many ball bearings.

     
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    Rod Chomper RCBE-6

    Trade professionals often talk about 'the right tool for the job.' When it comes to cutting and bending rebar, Rod Chomper's hydraulically operated RCBE-6 is that tool.

     
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    Framing; door hardware

     
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    Paslode PowerFramer 350S

    Paslode has given its new nailer — the PowerFramer 350S — a whole new design.

     
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    New Framing Guns from DeWalt and Senco

    Recently I tested two nailers introduced in 2008. In keeping with the trend toward more compact framing guns, the SN902XP is Senco's smallest, lightest framer yet. DeWalt's D51850, by contrast, is larger and heavier than any of the company's previous models.

     
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    Toolbox

    Festool RO 150 FEQ 6-inch Rotex sander; two ladder-levelers; remodeling; chain saws

     
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    Engineered lumber; exterior doors

     
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    Pneumatic fasteners; skylights; instantaneous water heaters

     
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    Synthetic roof underlayments; deck railings; fireplaces

     
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    Truck accessories; wood flooring; structural fasteners & connectors

     
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    Easy access panel; glass-tube fireplace; engineered lumber; housewraps; electrical equipment

     
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    Holiday gift ideas; foundation waterproofing; pools & spas; mud management

     
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    Wrap-around shades, compact truck rack, sleek wallplates; decking; pneumatic fasteners

     
  • Tool Test: Pneumatic Nailers

     
  • Tool Test: 8-1/4-Inch Circ Saws

     
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    Floor joist patch kits; saws with lights, dust controls, deeper cuts; decorative vinyl windows; gutter cleaning; more

     
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    Rebar chairs, laminated glass, high-performance paint stripper, spaceage carpenter pen, mini skid steer loader, more

     
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    Add-on lip for framing square, colorful stud finders, new underlayment for vinyl, classy garage doors, peel-and-stick ridge vents, more

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking