Copyright (c) 2015 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, 24 Apr 2015 18:53:17 -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[Update on Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:19:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw Update on Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw Posted by patrick_mccombe
I got a chance to check out Bosch's new finger-saving tablesaw at JLC Live. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw
<![CDATA[Video: Bosch Reaxx Finger-Saving Tablesaw Demonstration]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:18:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration Video: Bosch Reaxx Finger-Saving Tablesaw Demonstration Posted by patrick_mccombe
Bosch's system is triggered by touching the blade like SawStop's, but it doesn't destroy the blade when it's activated. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration
<![CDATA[Mosely Infinity Level System - Very impressive ]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:21:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74326/mosely-infinity-level-system-very-impressive http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74326/mosely-infinity-level-system-very-impressive Mosely Infinity Level System - Very impressive Posted by Mike_Guertin
A game-changing level system goes high-function with multiple ways to interconnect and use in a variety of ways. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74326/mosely-infinity-level-system-very-impressive
<![CDATA[Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:54:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw Posted by patrick_mccombe
Bosch has introduced a tablesaw to compete with SawStop's job-site portable. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw
<![CDATA[SawStop Portable Job-Site Tablesaw]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:06:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73988/sawstop-portable-job-site-tablesaw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73988/sawstop-portable-job-site-tablesaw SawStop Portable Job-Site Tablesaw Posted by patrick_mccombe
The long-awaited SawStop portable is here. And it looks pretty good. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73988/sawstop-portable-job-site-tablesaw
<![CDATA[Get the Best Cordless Drill]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:15:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73041/get-the-best-cordless-drill http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73041/get-the-best-cordless-drill Get the Best Cordless Drill Posted by patrick_mccombe
If you want longer run-times and a lighter, smaller housing, consider a drill with a brushless motor. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73041/get-the-best-cordless-drill
<![CDATA[The Best Deck-Demo Tool ]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:20:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71782/the-best-deck-demo-tool http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71782/the-best-deck-demo-tool The Best Deck-Demo Tool Posted by Greg_DiBernardo
This heavy-duty deck-board puller works better than any other. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/71782/the-best-deck-demo-tool
<![CDATA[ZipFast Reusable Dust Barrier]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:36:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/40031/zipfast-reusable-dust-barrier http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/40031/zipfast-reusable-dust-barrier ZipFast Reusable Dust Barrier Posted by patrick_mccombe
These reusable nylon panels keep dust contained, while maintaining your clients' privacy. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/40031/zipfast-reusable-dust-barrier
<![CDATA[Milwaukee M18-Fuel Cordless Right-Angle Drill]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:55:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38684/milwaukee-m18-fuel-cordless-right-angle-drill http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38684/milwaukee-m18-fuel-cordless-right-angle-drill Milwaukee M18-Fuel Cordless Right-Angle Drill Posted by CAP
Make big holes fast—with no cord attached. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38684/milwaukee-m18-fuel-cordless-right-angle-drill
<![CDATA[Skilsaw SPT67WM]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:39:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38424/skilsaw-spt67wm http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38424/skilsaw-spt67wm Skilsaw SPT67WM Posted by Gvlremodeler
Skilsaw, the maker of the legendary 77 and Mag 77 worm-drive saws has a new sidewinder. Yes, a sidewinder. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38424/skilsaw-spt67wm
<![CDATA[A Better Permanent Marker]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:46:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38222/a-better-permanent-marker http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38222/a-better-permanent-marker A Better Permanent Marker Posted by patrick_mccombe
Milwaukee's new permanent marker has replaced my old favorite. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38222/a-better-permanent-marker
<![CDATA[Ultra-Compact Laser Measuring Tool]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:30:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37683/ultra-compact-laser-measuring-tool http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37683/ultra-compact-laser-measuring-tool Ultra-Compact Laser Measuring Tool Posted by Gvlremodeler
This new laser measuring tool allows single-handed measurements up to 50 ft. and it's smaller than a deck of cards. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37683/ultra-compact-laser-measuring-tool
<![CDATA[Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:37:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37545/easy-carry-air-hose-reel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37545/easy-carry-air-hose-reel Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel Posted by Mahon3y
This briefcase-size hose reel packs in 100 ft. of hose and weighs about 10 lb. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37545/easy-carry-air-hose-reel
<![CDATA[CAMO Edge Pro]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:39:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36481/camo-edge-pro http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36481/camo-edge-pro CAMO Edge Pro Posted by Mike_Guertin
The CAMO Edge Pro speeds up edge-screw decking installation without bending over. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36481/camo-edge-pro
<![CDATA[CAMO Marksman Edge]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:43:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge CAMO Marksman Edge Posted by Mike_Guertin
The CAMO Marksman Edge edge-screws wet pressure treated lumber even with the boards tight together. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge
<![CDATA[Diablo Demo Demon carbide tipped recip blades]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:39:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35197/diablo-demo-demon-carbide-tipped-recip-blades http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35197/diablo-demo-demon-carbide-tipped-recip-blades Diablo Demo Demon carbide tipped recip blades Posted by Mike_Guertin
The right tool for the job - Demo Demon carbide tipped blades work well perform well at cutting through nail-embedded wood abrasive materials (like asphalt roofing, fibercement siding and old plaster. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35197/diablo-demo-demon-carbide-tipped-recip-blades
<![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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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