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Equipment

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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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    Pelican 2720 LED Headlight

    A great little lamp with lots of features

     
  • Orbital Recips

    What's the difference between orbital and nonorbital cutting action?

     
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    Hammervac Universal Dust Extractor

    Milwaukee's filter fits most major brands of SDS-plus rotary hammers and hammer drills

     
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    Versatile Storage

    Offer ProSlat wall storage as part of a garage upgrade or use it in your shop

     
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    PAMtite Hot-Melt Glue Gun

    Lays down a bead of thermoplastic adhesive that sets five minutes after application

     
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    Not Just for Drywall

    The Jab Saw can handle several materials, from metal to PVC

     
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    Clean Cutter

    The Diablo 10-inch Ultimate Flawless Finish blade cuts easier than many other carbide blades

     
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    Cellular Alarm

    The GSM Cable Lock guards table saws and other stationary tools left on the job site

     
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    Quick Workstation

    Saves time with fast and easy setup and breakdown

     
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    On Track

    Festool's new TS 55 REQ track saw is a redesign of the TS 55 EQ

     
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    Instant Dust Door

    The Zip Door can be installed in less than a minute

     
 
 
 
 
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