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Equipment

  • Measuring Up

    When Milwaukee rolled out its 25-foot model 48-22-5125 magnetic tape measure last summer, most of us bought one to see if it would be a good fit. So far, we think it’s great.

     
  • Corded Convert

    Unlike cordless drivers, it never peters out while driving a screw.

     
  • SawStop Contractor Table Saw

    SawStop Contractor Table Saw

     
  • Annoyance-Free Alarm

     
  • Hand Tools that Broke

    Tools that stop working are the most costly tools to have around.

     
  • Splash Guard for 5-Gallon Buckets

    Veteran drywall contractor and JLC Live presenter reviews the Bucket Splash Guard.

     
  • Grainger Catalog for 2014

    This free industrial catalog, available in print and online, covers more than 570,000 products.

     
  • Remove and Prevent Rust on Tools and Equipment

    Together these two products will remove and prevent rust on tools and equipment, even in harsh coastal environments.

     
  • Lee Unlimited Power Bench (Subscriber content)

    This stand won a Editors’ Choice Award from Tools of the Trade magazine in 2002 because it unfolded in a minute to become a long and sturdy 18-inch-wide stand, and it had an adjustable deck height to accommodate almost any saw.

     
  • Portable Miter-Saw Stands (Subscriber content)

    An informal survey reveals the most popular manufactured models, plus some ingenious homemade options.

     
  • A Safe Push Stick in 60 Seconds (Subscriber content)

    Taking just one minute to make this push stick could mean still being able to count to 10 on your fingers.

     
  • The Adjuster's Tool Kit (Subscriber content)

    Insurance adjusters are on the road for days or weeks at a time and need to be prepared. Here's what you should have on hand.

     
  • Hougen HMD904 Magnetic Drill

    A contractor reviews this portable drill, which when equipped with annular cutters, greatly reduces the time required to drill up to 1 1/2-inch-diameter holes in steel up to 2 inches thick.

     
  • Hands-On Review of Hitachi's NV50AP3 Cap Nailer

    A production manager for a St. Louis remodeler has high praise for this cap nailer after a year of use fastening foam, housewraps, and synthetic underlayments.

     
  • Blaklader Bantam Kangaroo Vest

    If you prefer to wear a tool vest rather than a toolbelt, check out this vest from Blaklader.

     
  • DeWalt Mobile Pro Construction Calculator App (Subscriber content)

    JLC contributor Bruce Greenlaw weighs up the pros and cons of this construction calculator.

     
  • Rethinking Amp-Hours

    Is the amp-hour rating of cordless-tool batteries strictly a measure of their capacity, or do bigger batteries offer more runtime and more power than their compact counterparts?

     
  • Flexo PET Sleeve

    Using Flexo's braided PET yarn sleeves, which come in various sizes and colors, is handy for preventing hoses from snagging and damaging your work.

     
  • Left to right: Bosch 12V Max Heated Jacket, Milwaukee M12 Cordless Heated Hoodie, DeWalt 20V/12V MAX Camo Heated Jacket.

    Cordless Heated Jackets From Bosch, DeWalt, and Milwaukee

    From jackets to hoodies, there are now more options when it comes to staying warm on site.

     
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    An Ode to a Prized Pair of Keen Work Boots

    A good pair of shoes deserves a review. But what happens when those trusty soles are discontinued? Mitch Greenlaw discusses his favorite pair of Keen work boots.

     
 
 
 
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