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October 15, 2016
I've seen more serious injuries on construction jobsites resulting from utility knives than any other tool.
February 10, 2015
Everything you need to handle emergencies, repairs, and home improvements
September 12, 2013
July 12, 2012
About 20 years ago, another tradesman asked me if I had a wire cutter he could borrow. I loaned him my end-cutting pliers. He tried to cut off a hardened-steel…
January 19, 2012
For new carpenters, choosing a tool belt is the first step in being job-site ready. The next step is more difficult: choosing the tools to outfit the belt. In this…
September 30, 2009
BladeRunner is a drywall-cutting tool that has two separate halves that pull together with magnets that make the halves move firmly as a pair to make a clean break on even thin rips
July 16, 2009
On a recent job, we had limited space to work, so the drywall was stacked against a wall rather than lying flat on benches. We needed a bunch of long,…
January 29, 2009
Teamed up with a straightedge, a sharpened putty knife cuts through foam like butter
September 10, 2008
Construction tapes just get tougher and stickier, and harder to cut and harder to peel away from the roll. Here’s a trick I use to make both tasks easier. As…
May 14, 2008
A good finished look starts with properly hung panels, which reduces the work of taping, mudding, and sanding
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