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A double stud wall allows for plenty of cellulose insulation and reduces thermal bridging.
These heaters are up to 96 percent efficient and typically easier to retrofit than tankless models .
You can mill five sets of casing from a single sheet.
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Wall-mounted heaters; quick disconnect; screws for exotic hardwoods; foil sheathing; flexible ducts; rot-resistant pine; more
It used to be that if you wanted a multi-tool — an oscillating sander/cutter — you had to buy one of Fein's MultiMasters.
None of my power tools gets used more than my wormdrive saw.
Stiletto's six new titanium pry bars weigh 45 percent less than equivalent-sized steel bars, says the company.
The Bucket Seat Pro from Bucket Boss protects your bucket's contents, provides a convenient place to sit, and — with its two removable dividers — serves as a four- or six-compartment parts organizer.
Leaving valuable tools and equipment in the back of your pickup — even for a quick run into the store — can be risky, but many truck beds don't have a place you can attach a lock to.
Most cordless impact wrenches have 1/2-inch anvils for large sockets and deliver bolt-snapping torque that can overwhelm smaller tasks.
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Small items can be difficult to keep isolated in a portable parts box.
Stanley has redesigned some of its most popular hand planes.
According to Colin McGhee, thatched roofs are “a bit of a novelty in the United States.” That perception won’t be diminished by the job he took on this past winter when he and his crew thatched a Maine island retreat.
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