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Hand Tools

  • 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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    PSS1 Sharpening Tool (Subscriber content)

    A handy little system for honing blades on the job site

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    Cool Tools for 2013

    The cream of the crop from the annual STAFDA show

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    Versatile Torpedo

    With the DWHT43003, DeWalt has given the lowly torpedo level a significant upgrade

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    Handcrafted Levels

    Crick Levels are made of laminated wood and stainless steel

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    Lenox Tubing Mini Cutter

    The Tight Space Tubing Cutter is a knuckle-saver

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    Nonmarring Pry Bar

    Stiletto's new stainless steel flat bar

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    Cleanable Nut Driver

    Removing metal shavings from a magnetized driver bit has never been so easy, says DeWalt

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    Crawlspace Caddy

    A plastic mortar pan screwed to a piece of plywood fitted with wheels makes an effective crawlspace tool tote.

  • Paint Brush for Low-VOC

    This brush makes it easier to produce a high-quality finish, says the maker.

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    Electrocution-Preventing Tools

    Circuit Alert Voltage Sensing Tools let workers know if a circuit is live.

  • Miter Finder

    Don’t let its Rube Goldbergian appearance fool you: The Bora Angle Master is basically a T-bevel that determines both angle and miter settings.

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    Rule of Three: Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Tools

    Three new technologies come together to maximize performance in this cordless tool line.

  • Scaffold Builder’s Multi-Tool

    The WrightGripScaffold Ratchet is designed to lighten the load for scaffold builders. It features a 7/8-inch socket wrench, a 7/8-inch open-end wrench, and a nonsparking hammer with a replaceable plastic face.

  • Do-It-All Saw

    According to Irwin, the new Universal Handsaw is the only saw you’ll ever need.

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    Hyde 14-in-1 Painter's Multi-Tool

    Handy 14-in-1 tool for painters

  • I-Mark Self-Marking Tape Measure

    Measure, press on the case, and you've made your mark

  • 3-in-1 Laser Level and Measuring Tool

    Bosch's new GLM 80 laser features a unique "two-axis tilt sensor" that can determine the height of distant objects and perform straight-line measurements.