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Stationary Power Tools

  • Three Scary Table Saws

    They're a tool company lawyer's nightmare: crank-start gasoline engines, exposed belts and flywheels, and a gnarly-looking power feed.

     
  • Jobsite Organizers

    Reasonably priced and sturdy, these boxes allow for convenient storage of small parts and fasteners.

     
  • Faster Job-Site Joinery

    A few tools to help make finish carpentry joinery faster and more accurate.

     
  • 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.

     
  • A Trip to the Heavy Equipment Boneyard

    Who wouldn't want to poke through a field containing a donkey-engine, modified WWII half-track, and other machines once used by loggers?

     
  • How a 10-Foot Fall Changed One Family's Life

    Jason Anker lives in the U.K. and was once a roofer. And then he fell and was paralyzed. And then he lost his house and got divorced. And since that time the accident has exacted a terrible toll on him, his friends, and family. There is nothing more to be said about this video except for watch it...

     
  • 10-inch Compound Sliding Miter Saw

    This sliding dual compound saw has the same cross cut capacity as the LS1016 but is 10 pounds lighter and sells for about $100 less.

     
  • First Aid Powder Stops the Bleeding

    Sometimes we cut something we didn't mean to cut. When that happens, this pocket-sized container of powder might come in handy. Here's hoping you never need it.

     
  • A Trip to the Chainsaw Museum

    This private museum in southern Washington state houses a huge collection (we're talking thousands) of rare, unusual saws.

     
  • A Fun Look at Funny Looking Work Pants

    What does a stand-up comic have in common with an unlucky test subject and a tradesman with "helpful" co-workers?

     
  • More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Duct Tape

    Some tapes work better than others. This infographic explains why.

     
  • A Trip to the Nail Factory

    Ever wonder how collated nails and staples are made? Follow Dave Frane in this visual tour of Senco's Cincinnati factory.

     
  • Full-Face Protection

    Safety goggles are great--unless you have to wear them over prescription glasses. In that case, a full-face shield is the way to go.

     
  • Jobsite Chest with Junk Trunk

    The simple addition of a drawer makes all the difference in this new job box.

     
  • Torque Lock Tools

    This new line of locking pliers and clamps has a red, steel thumbscrew that can be adjusted by hand or by slipping a screwdriver through the loop to apply greater leverage.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Moving a House Using Muscle Power Alone

    Pretty amazing video. Don't try this at home…unless you have a huge extended family.

     
  • New 18V Caulking Guns

    Who needs a battery-powered caulk gun? If you do a lot of air-sealing or window and door installation, you know the answer.

     
  • Gyroscopic Stick Driver

    Released last year, this 8-volt driver uses a gyroscope to control direction and speed instead of a trigger and switch.

     
 
 
 
 

 
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