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Stationary Power Tools

  • Men Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning While Using Gas Cutoff Saw in Basement

    If you need to cut concrete indoors, go with an electric saw or do what it takes to provide adequate ventilation.

     
  • An Uber-Organized Vehicle

    Check out Malcolm McGrath's setup for moving tools and material between shop and jobsite.

     
  • 22 New Tools from Milwaukee

    JLC tool-tester Michael Springer looks a selection of hand tools, power tools, and accessories that will be released between now and the middle of 2015.

     
  • Two Cutting-Edge Cordless Circular Saws From Makita and Milwaukee

    These two new cordless circular saws claim to wed corded performance with cordless convenience.

     
  • A Trip to the Socket Factory

    See how sockets and ratchets are made at the SK Hand Tool plant in Sycamore, Illinois.

     
  • Pneuhook for Nail Guns

    This useful accessory is easily switched between tools.

     
  • 36-volt Circular Saw

    Makita's X2 Series saw cuts like a corded tool.

     
  • How Old is Your Work Vehicle?

    You know how long you've had yours. What about everyone else?

     
  • "Tri-Horse" Saw Work Station

    Brian Campbell, a finish carpenter in St. Paul, Minnesota, has developed a workstation he calls the Tri-Horse, because each horse has three points of contact with the ground. It can be set up in several ways, breaks down flat for storage and transport--and you can build it yourself.

     
  • A Super Organized Rolling Work Station

    A Canadian cabinet maker used folding scaffolding and lean manufacturing principles to create this amazing system for storing the tools and supplies needed to assemble cabinets.

     
  • DeWalt Dual-Speed Cordless Framing Nailer

    Several cordless finish nailers substitute flywheel power for internal combustion, but DeWalt's DCN690 and DCN692 are the first framing nailers to do so.

     
  • 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.

     
  • JLC June Letters

    Risinger’s recent video sparks a debate about Tyvek, and a reader takes issue with foam-slicing saws.

     
  • Senco Autofeed Drywall Screw Gun

    See how the new 18-volt Senco DS215-18V autofeed screw gun fared in our field-testing.

     
  • Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sawzall

    The M18 Fuel is the first cordless recip saw with a brushless motor from Milwaukee. See how it measures up in terms of speed, power, and runtime.

     
  • Working With Wormdrive Saws

    A look at what's new in Bosch and Skil wormdrive saws.

     
  • Bosch 18V Multi-X Oscillating Multi-Tool

    A handy remodeling tool for everything from delicate material removal to finishing touches, Steve Demetrick reviews this Bosch cordless model.

     
  • Bosch Dimpler Drywall Driver

    The Dimpler works with your existing corded or cordless drill, giving you most of the benefits of a dedicated screw gun at a fraction of the cost.

     
  • Hougen HMD904 Magnetic Drill

    A contractor reviews this portable drill, which when equipped with annular cutters, greatly reduces the time required to drill up to 1 1/2-inch-diameter holes in steel up to 2 inches thick.

     
  • Rethinking Amp-Hours

    Is the amp-hour rating of cordless-tool batteries strictly a measure of their capacity, or do bigger batteries offer more runtime and more power than their compact counterparts?

     
 
 
 
 
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