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Hand Tools

  • Ergodyne Arsenal Topped Parts Pouch

    Clever flaps inside this pouch keep contents from falling out if the bag tips over.

  • Paintbrushes

    Pro Tips for Choosing, Using, and Cleaning

  • Cutting Metal Roofing

    What tool works best?

  • Stabila LAX300 ProLiner Laser

    Sturdy enough to stand up to jobsite abuse, this cross-line laser can be used for plumbing walls, setting windows, leveling ceilings, and more.

  • Pak-Lite Flashlight

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

  • DeWalt DWHT51138 Framing Hammer

    Despite its light weight, this hammer gets the job done.

  • Klein Tools Switch Drive Handle System

    Swap your driver heads from your power drill to this handle system for two tools in one.

  • The Extractor Nail Puller

    Because it grabs nails without cutting through the nail shank, The Extractor can help with deconstruction work where you want to preserve the materials for reuse.

  • Irwin Vise-Grip 8-Inch Max Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers

    If you make heavy cuts all day long, compound cut pliers are the way to go.

  • M18¢ 1/4" Hex Right Angle Impact Driver

    Milwaukee Pistol-Grip Impact Tools

    A new impact driver and a new impact wrench are designed to reach fasteners in tight places.

  • DeWalt High-Speed Chalk-Line Reel

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

  • 18-Volt Cordless Recip Saws

    Cordless is convenient, but not if it sacrifices power and runtime. This tool test puts 10 cordless recip saws through their paces.

  • Cool Tools for 2014 From STAFDA

    Bar-raising products from the annual Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association trade show

  • New FatMax Tools

    Stanley has introduced several innovative hand tools lately, including the FatMax 17-ounce Anti-Vibe Framing Hammer and 25-foot Auto-Locking Tape Rule.

  • An Efficient Box Truck Build-Out (Subscriber content)

    An organized work vehicle can save you a ton of time and effort, and it might even double as a portable workplace.

  • 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.

  • Grainger Catalog for 2014

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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