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Pak-Lite Flashlight

A simple cap with two LEDs turns a 9-volt battery into a tiny flashlight. More

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Drawing an Ellipse

If you're not sold on the nails-and-string method, try this one. More

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Making Sense of Markup

Suggestions for what to say when clients ask: What's your markup? More

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DeWalt High-Speed Chalk-Line Reel

The manufacturer's lastest reel offers smoother winding and a 6:1 gear ratio that... More

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Two Cutting-Edge Cordless Circular Saws From Makita and Milwaukee

These two new cordless circular saws claim to wed corded performance with cordless... More

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Four Common Delusions Among Contractors

Contractors are often their own worst enemies. Here are four ways they make it... More

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What I Like: Clear Estimates Software

Two remodelers have gained productivity and won new jobs thanks to software with... More

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JLC June Letters

Risinger’s recent video sparks a debate about Tyvek, and a reader takes issue with foam-slicing saws. More

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Readers Comment on Decks, Joist Spans, and Faux Stone

Reader comments and author replies on "Strong, Safe Decks (Sep/13), continuous joists (Q&A, Oct/13), and stone veneer (Sep/13). More

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Hands-On Review of Hitachi's NV50AP3 Cap Nailer

A production manager for a St. Louis remodeler has high praise for this cap nailer... More

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