Deconstruction

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The Extractor Nail Puller

Because it grabs nails without cutting through the nail shank, The Extractor can... More

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Mayhew Steel Products Nail Boss

Make jobsite deconstruction easier with this nail-removing air-hammer attachment. More

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Hundreds of Flood-Damaged Dwellings Face Demolition

Some of the homes in New York City that were damaged by Sandy are beyond repair, authorities have concluded. More

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When the Homeowner Does the Demo

Q: I'm considering a job remodeling a kitchen on a pre-1978 house. The budget-conscious client wants to save money by doing the demo work himself, which I understand he can legally do in his own home. Can I come onto the job afterward and work without following lead-safe work practices, since I won't be doing any demo? More

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Reconnx Nail Kicker V20 Nail Remover

The Nail Kicker V20 by Reconnx removes nails from lumber. More

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Artillery Tools Pry Bar System

Think of the Artillery Pry Bar System as a complete demolition arsenal: blades,... More

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Decorative Shingling

Distinguish your sidewall work with this easy-to-build diamond design More

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Notebook

Job-site waste, training older workers, results of JLC Internet use survey, more More

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Notebook

Profit with deconstruction; lumber prices; cold-weather concrete pours without cracking; straw-bale research results; no more USG EIFS; warm yourself with microwaves; more More

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Q&A: Cordless Tool Trigger Guards

Q: I’d like to know why cordless tools don’t have trigger guards anymore. Bosch used to make one, but they gave it up, or so it seems. Does it have something to do with government requirements? With the gun I use now (Bosch), I hang it in the spare hammer loop on my left hand nail bag, but the new guns without trigger guards cannot be hung this way without the trigger being depressed. I use three nail bags and a separate hammer loop, so I don’t have room for an additional drill holster. If you have any influence on the manufacturers, please bring this to their attention. More

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