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    Second Look (Subscriber content)

    A year after it was reviewed in JLC, how is the Hilti Autofeed Drywall Screw Magazine holding up?

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    18-Volt Brushless Impact Drivers (Subscriber content)

    High-efficiency brushless motors and better batteries push the capacity of these full-size tools further than ever

  • Werner Ladder Tech Support

    The company promises to answer technical questions posted on its website within 48 hours

  • Copemaster Update (Subscriber content)

    You can still buy parts -- and a new model is in the works

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    Chappell Master Framer Square (Subscriber content)

    This precise, American-made, stainless-steel layout instrument has unique decimal scales and patented rafter tables

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    X-Ray Vision

    DeWalt has added a Hand-Held Radar Scanner to its 12-volt Max lithium-ion system

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    Ultimate Framer

    With the Chappell Master Framer, you can calculate cuts for complex roof frames

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    Cordless Power

    Hilti says its TE 2-A18 Rotary Hammer Drill delivers the same power as the TE 2 corded model

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    Roofer's Safety Equipment

    The Li'L Bucket of Safe-Tie has everything a worker needs to be OSHA-compliant up on the roof

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    Wind- and Solar-Powered Generator (Subscriber content)

    Batteries that are recharged by solar panels and a wind generator supply DC power to an inverter, which converts it to AC power.

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    The Secret Life of Cordless Drills

    From trimming cow tails to powering wheelchairs, cordless drills have plenty of work to do even off the job site

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    Makita Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Subscriber content)

    Though slower and heavier than corded models, the LXOB01 works surprisingly well

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    Portable LP Generator

    Generac's new LP5500 holds a 20- or 30-pound fuel tank

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    Accutrax Pencil Blade

    A unique take on the lowly carpenterís pencil

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    High-End Level

    Sola's solid, one-pound MM Torpedo Level should stand up to job-site abuse

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    Compact Band Saw

    Powermaticís PM1500 15-inch band saw has a relatively small footprint and a 3-hp 230-volt motor

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    Flex Paint Kit

    Two handy painting tools now come in one package

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    Heavy-Duty Truss Hangers

    Simpson's new truss hangers are said to have some of the highest loads in the industry

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    Cool Tools for 2013

    The cream of the crop from the annual STAFDA show

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    Diamond Grip Ice Cleats

    Get some traction on snowy slippery job sites

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