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March 10, 2011
The little gadget shown in the drawing is a device I learned about many years ago when I was doing production door hanging. None of its dimensions are critical. I…
March 7, 2011
Aline-Sets are great gauge blocks for any straightening and aligning process that involves stretching a string.
January 24, 2011
An affordable laser that covers 360°
November 11, 2010
I like the idea of using story poles (or sticks) when I’m building face frames, trimming windows, and making other tedious cuts that require exact dimensions. But the sticks can…
July 15, 2010
Tape-measure blades always seem to break near the blade hook. The flexing and bending at this weak point fatigues the thin metal blade, and it begins to tear along one…
January 18, 2010
This laser measuring device has a continuous measurement utility, which is similar to hooking a tape measure on something and pulling it out to mark a series of lengths
October 23, 2009
The Trimble HD50 has basic laser measuring tool functionality but lacks some of the useful features of others in its class
October 9, 2009
The Bosch DLR165 has the basic functionality needed from a laser measure but lacks many of the useful features of others in its class
The Stabila LE-50 is a laser measure that combines a good balance of accuracy, range, and ease of use
The Leica Disto D2 is a full-featured laser measure which is among the most compact tool in its class but with a shorter range than its competition
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