Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Tool Hound" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Tool Hound" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/tool-hound-home-building-tools-and-materials-blog Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:52:06 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Tool Hound" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Tool Hound" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/tool-hound-home-building-tools-and-materials-blog <![CDATA[Consistent Screw Setting Every Drive]]> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:23:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive Consistent Screw Setting Every Drive Posted by MikeGuertin
Deck Screw Depth Setter from Starborn sets consistent screw depths on more than just deck boards. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive
<![CDATA[AfterShokz - Jobsite music bliss]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 08:36:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29493/aftershokz-jobsite-music-bliss http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29493/aftershokz-jobsite-music-bliss AfterShokz - Jobsite music bliss Posted by MikeGuertin
AfterShokz headsets allow personal music listening without risking jobsite safety. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29493/aftershokz-jobsite-music-bliss
<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tool Hound on Your List]]> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 18:29:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25857/holiday-gift-ideas-for-the-tool-hound-on-your-list http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25857/holiday-gift-ideas-for-the-tool-hound-on-your-list Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tool Hound on Your List Posted by FHBdotcom
Browse Fine Homebuilding's 2012 tool reviews to find the perfect present for the builder or weekend warrior in your family ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25857/holiday-gift-ideas-for-the-tool-hound-on-your-list
<![CDATA[Choosing Trim Nailers: Which Gauge Finish Nailers Should You Own?]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:46:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25602/choosing-trim-nailers-which-gauge-finish-nailers-should-you-own http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25602/choosing-trim-nailers-which-gauge-finish-nailers-should-you-own Choosing Trim Nailers: Which Gauge Finish Nailers Should You Own? Posted by JFink
Most finish carpenters probably use the full range of pneumatic nail guns, from pin nailers to heavy-gauge trim guns. But can the average carpenter or homeowner get by on one or two sizes? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25602/choosing-trim-nailers-which-gauge-finish-nailers-should-you-own
<![CDATA[Pneumatic Framing Nailers: Why Choose Coil over Stick?]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:54:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25533/pneumatic-framing-nailers-why-choose-coil-over-stick http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25533/pneumatic-framing-nailers-why-choose-coil-over-stick Pneumatic Framing Nailers: Why Choose Coil over Stick? Posted by JFink
On the job site, there's nothing you can do with a coil-style nail gun that you can't do with a stick-style nail gun. So why would you choose one over the other? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25533/pneumatic-framing-nailers-why-choose-coil-over-stick
<![CDATA[Circular Saws: Sidewinder vs Worm-Drive]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:03:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23317/circular-saws-sidewinder-vs-worm-drive http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23317/circular-saws-sidewinder-vs-worm-drive Circular Saws: Sidewinder vs Worm-Drive Posted by JFink
East Coast vs. West Coast and lefty vs. righty are not the only factors here. Which type of circular saw do you use on the job site and why? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23317/circular-saws-sidewinder-vs-worm-drive
<![CDATA[How to Check a Box-Beam Level for Accuracy Before Buying It]]> Sun, 27 May 2012 21:23:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23601/how-to-check-a-box-beam-level-for-accuracy-before-buying-it http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23601/how-to-check-a-box-beam-level-for-accuracy-before-buying-it How to Check a Box-Beam Level for Accuracy Before Buying It Posted by JFink
This is one step in choosing a new level that has to be done in person ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23601/how-to-check-a-box-beam-level-for-accuracy-before-buying-it
<![CDATA[High-Tech Brushless Motors Hit the Cordless-Tool Marketplace]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:27:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22378/high-tech-brushless-motors-hit-the-cordless-tool-marketplace http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22378/high-tech-brushless-motors-hit-the-cordless-tool-marketplace High-Tech Brushless Motors Hit the Cordless-Tool Marketplace Posted by JFink
Sweeping changes to power tool technology don't come very often, but there's one coming, and it's brushless motors. We'll help you decide whether they're worth their premium price. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22378/high-tech-brushless-motors-hit-the-cordless-tool-marketplace
<![CDATA[Tool Review: Lenox Speed Slot Hole Saw]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21862/tool-review-lenox-speed-slot-hole-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21862/tool-review-lenox-speed-slot-hole-saw Tool Review: Lenox Speed Slot Hole Saw Posted by JFink
One of the most challenging aspects of using a hole saw is clearing debris from the tool. Lenox claims that this new line of hole saws solves that problem once and for all. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21862/tool-review-lenox-speed-slot-hole-saw
<![CDATA[Tool Guide Update: 14 Circular Saws Waiting for Your Reviews!]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:41:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21825/tool-guide-update-14-circular-saws-waiting-for-your-reviews http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21825/tool-guide-update-14-circular-saws-waiting-for-your-reviews Tool Guide Update: 14 Circular Saws Waiting for Your Reviews! Posted by JFink
Even after narrowing down the list of available 7 1/4-in. sidewinders currently on the market, we still ended up with 14 tools to test. We had to make a decision: Option 1 - Pack all 14 saws into the... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21825/tool-guide-update-14-circular-saws-waiting-for-your-reviews
<![CDATA[Seven Steps to Choosing the Perfect Circular Saw]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:08:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21605/seven-steps-to-choosing-the-perfect-circular-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21605/seven-steps-to-choosing-the-perfect-circular-saw Seven Steps to Choosing the Perfect Circular Saw Posted by JFink
After testing 14 popular makes and models of sidewinder circular saws, senior editor Justin Fink sorts out the features that separate the good from the not-so-good. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21605/seven-steps-to-choosing-the-perfect-circular-saw
<![CDATA[Kobalt Enters the Cordless-Tool Market with an Impressive 18v Drill Driver]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:04:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21372/kobalt-enters-the-cordless-tool-market-with-an-impressive-18v-drill-driver http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21372/kobalt-enters-the-cordless-tool-market-with-an-impressive-18v-drill-driver Kobalt Enters the Cordless-Tool Market with an Impressive 18v Drill Driver Posted by JFink
This new drill competes with the "big boys" on features, power, and price ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21372/kobalt-enters-the-cordless-tool-market-with-an-impressive-18v-drill-driver
<![CDATA[Tool-Test Preview: Compact Compressors]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 09:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21309/tool-test-preview-compact-compressors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21309/tool-test-preview-compact-compressors Tool-Test Preview: Compact Compressors Posted by JFink
Do you have a compact compressor and an opinion? Then we want to hear from you! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21309/tool-test-preview-compact-compressors
<![CDATA[Throw Away Your Hammer Stapler and Get a Pneumatic Cap Fastener]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:40:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20944/throw-away-your-hammer-stapler-and-get-a-pneumatic-cap-fastener http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20944/throw-away-your-hammer-stapler-and-get-a-pneumatic-cap-fastener Throw Away Your Hammer Stapler and Get a Pneumatic Cap Fastener Posted by JFink
Installing house-wrap and roofing underlayment with cap nailers is definitely a best practice—but it may even be mandated by code. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20944/throw-away-your-hammer-stapler-and-get-a-pneumatic-cap-fastener
<![CDATA[Feds Consider Unprecedented Safety Rules for Tablesaws]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:20:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20596/feds-consider-unprecedented-safety-rules-for-tablesaws http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20596/feds-consider-unprecedented-safety-rules-for-tablesaws Feds Consider Unprecedented Safety Rules for Tablesaws Posted by JFink
Many of you will remember the heated debate when Carlos Osorio, a carpenter who injured himself using a jobsite tablesaw, was awarded $1.5 million from One World, maker of the Ryobi... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20596/feds-consider-unprecedented-safety-rules-for-tablesaws
<![CDATA[Paslode CR175C Cordless Gas-Powered Roofing Nailer]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:40:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20509/paslode-cr175c-cordless-gas-powered-roofing-nailer http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20509/paslode-cr175c-cordless-gas-powered-roofing-nailer Paslode CR175C Cordless Gas-Powered Roofing Nailer Posted by MikeGuertin
Cordless comes to roofing with the Paslode CR175C gas powered roofing nailer. It excels at prep work, wrap-up work and small roof jobs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20509/paslode-cr175c-cordless-gas-powered-roofing-nailer
<![CDATA[Festool's Revolutionary New Multi-Mode Sander RO90DX ]]> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19075/festools-revolutionary-new-multi-mode-sander-ro90dx http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19075/festools-revolutionary-new-multi-mode-sander-ro90dx Festool's Revolutionary New Multi-Mode Sander RO90DX Posted by JFink
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http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19075/festools-revolutionary-new-multi-mode-sander-ro90dx
<![CDATA[Tool Hound Favorites: Nail Jack Nail Puller]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:12:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19479/tool-hound-favorites-nail-jack-nail-puller http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19479/tool-hound-favorites-nail-jack-nail-puller Tool Hound Favorites:  Nail Jack Nail Puller Posted by JFink
Today's favorite tool was generously contributed by friend, and fellow tool junkie/writer, Marc Lyman. Marc is Editor and Diabolical Mastermind behind HomeFixated.com, a tool and home improvement... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19479/tool-hound-favorites-nail-jack-nail-puller
<![CDATA[Tool Hound Favorites: Bolt-Hole Marker]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:03:15 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19269/tool-hound-favorites-bolt-hole-marker http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19269/tool-hound-favorites-bolt-hole-marker Tool Hound Favorites: Bolt-Hole Marker Posted by JFink
Today's must-have tool comes from Larry Haun - longtime Fine Homebuilding contributor, ringleader of A Carpenter's View blog, and author of the new book, out this Fall, A Carpenter's Life - My Story... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19269/tool-hound-favorites-bolt-hole-marker
<![CDATA[Lost Your Wrench? Print a New One...Is This the Future of Tools?]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:42:03 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19094/lost-your-wrench-print-a-new-oneis-this-the-future-of-tools http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19094/lost-your-wrench-print-a-new-oneis-this-the-future-of-tools Lost Your Wrench? Print a New One...Is This the Future of Tools? Posted by JFink
I stumbled across this cool video from a National Geographic TV show on the tools used by astronauts. You saw it on Star Trek, and it turns out that reality isn't too far off the mark. A Burlington... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19094/lost-your-wrench-print-a-new-oneis-this-the-future-of-tools