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Equipment

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    Convenient Metal-Cutting Miter Saw

    Perfect for general carpentry, this easy-to-use saw slices through non-ferrous metals with ease, delivering clean, burr-free cuts.

     
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    Pam Tite Hot-Melt Adhesive System

    Bill Robinson reviews the HB 220 industrial glue gun and Pam Tite thermoplastic adhesives.

     
  • Modular Tool Organizers

    Tool organizers from Festool, DeWalt, and Bosch. Choose which system best fits your needs depending on work style, budget, and level of customization.

     
  • Collomix Xo 1 Hand-Held Mixer

    Collomix Xo 1 Hand-Held Mixer

    This easy-to-use mixer is handy for a wide range of mixing jobs from paint and plaster to adhesives, ready-mixed mortar, and other coatings.

     
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    Ladder Safety App

    This free app from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health offers a handy way to determine ladder angles to ensure safety.

     
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    Stabila LD 420 Laser Distance Meter (Subscriber content)

    A new contender gets high marks

     
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    Lightweight Framing Guns

    These sub-8-pound guns are comfortable to use and surprisingly powerful

     
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    Mobil Air Tri-Stack Compressor

    How does Ridgid's new oil-free 5-gallon compressor stack up against conventional twin-stacks?

     
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    Classic Drywall Knife

    After 75 years, Stanley's fixed-blade No. 199 utility knife is still one of the most popular drywall knives out there

     
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    Cabinet Clamps

    Pony Cabinet Claws speed installation of face-frame cabinets

     
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    Truss and Rafter Screw

    The SDWC structural wood screw fastens trusses and rafters to top plates without hardware

     
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    Fast, Safe, and Accurate Tile Cutting (Subscriber content)

    How to choose and use the right tool for the task

     
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    TS 55 REQ Track Saw

    It's hard to beat Festool's ease of use and exceptional dust control, but be prepared to pay

     
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    Work Vans

    There are a lot of choices out there for builders and remodelers

     
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    RotoZip RotoSaw

    This tool didn't last any longer than the author's other drywall routers, but its excellent warranty helped make up for it

     
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    Smart Driver

    DeWalt's 8V MAX Gyroscopic Screwdriver responds to your grip

     
  • Threads from the JLC Forums

    A nasty fall and 21-gauge finish nailers

     
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    Dust-Free Adhesive Anchoring

    Hilti's HIT-HY 200 adhesive anchoring system for anchor rods and rebar dowels is approved by ICC-ES for use in uncracked or cracked concrete in all seismic zones

     
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    21-Gauge Nailers

    Fans say these oft-overlooked tools offer real benefits

     
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    Skil MAG77LT Wormdrive Saw

    This tool is the lightest 71/4-inch wormdrive or hypoid model on the market

     
 
 
 
 
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