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Stationary Power Tools

  • Hacking a Miter Saw

    The Amish carpenter who converted this machine from electric to gas may not consider it a hack. But it is.

     
  • Draw and Cut

    A new way to set up a twin-blade utility knife.

     
  • The Baddest Cordless Drill Yet

    According to its maker this soon-to-be-released model will be the most powerful tool of its kind.

     
  • 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?

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 
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