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An Affordable Production Pocket-Hole Machine

An Affordable Production Pocket-Hole Machine

Kreg's $400 Foreman pocket-hole machine is nearly as fast and less expensive than cabinet-shop versions.

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Duct-Tape Handle Turns Drywall Bucket Into a Convenient Stool

Duct-Tape Handle Turns Drywall Bucket Into a Convenient Stool

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You don't need to kick your empty drywall-compound bucket around the job site or flip it over by hand every time you want to sit on it. Make this handy handle instead.

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Keep Nails and Screws Off of the Floor with a Tool-belt Caddy

Keep Nails and Screws Off of the Floor with a Tool-belt Caddy

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If you don't want to strap on your nail bags while working around new kitchen cabinets for fear of scratching them, you could carry your tool belt by hand and hope the nails and tools don't spill out, but there's a better way.

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Laser-Guided Sonic Stop Makes Measuring Miter-Saw Cuts a Breeze

Laser-Guided Sonic Stop Makes Measuring Miter-Saw Cuts a Breeze

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This cutting-edge technology will boost the efficiency of any home-building project

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How to Make a Simple Shop-Built Edge Clamp

How to Make a Simple Shop-Built Edge Clamp

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Don't blow all your money on expensive bar clamps. Use a homemade tool made from scraps to glue on edge band and other long, thin pieces of wood.

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Small shop, productive results

Small shop, productive results

When it comes to tools and shops its not what you got but how you use it.

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3/8 Drill Bit Extension - long as you need it

3/8" Drill Bit Extension - long as you need it

Well, I had to have a short extension for my 3/8 inch drive Forstner bit. Just had to. I went to three hardware stores and was pretty well convinced that they don't sell such a thing. 1/4 inch...

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Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Velux Skylight Planner

Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Velux Skylight Planner

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Clients love skylights. Now you can show them what one would look like in their living room.

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mobile carpenters workshop

mobile carpenters workshop

they have a workshop slide show of this on woodmagazine.com. But its really meant for building and remodeling houses! Its small when its closed. everything locks up tight so I use it like a gang box...

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Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Maps

Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Maps

It’s simple and austere, representative characteristics of both Apple’s and Google’s success. Maps, or some comparable competitor, will soon be ubiquitous among modern builders.

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A Cyber Monday Deal Worth Considering...

If you just can't resist the temptation of Cyber Monday online shopping, you may as well spend your money on tools. Problem is that many of the cyber deals in our world are just the stuff that the...

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Slinky Nail Set Is Great for Tight Spots

Slinky Nail Set Is Great for Tight Spots

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In the current issue of “Fine Homebuilding,” trim carpenter Kit Camp did a review of this Spring Tools nail set. In this episode of the “Tool Hound,” we’re going to take...

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Premium-priced finish nailer makes the grade

Premium-priced finish nailer makes the grade

The FN1664 is definitely at the high end of the 16-ga. price scale

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Big, Old and Beautiful.

Big, Old and Beautiful.

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Old iron makes a tool junky’s heart beat faster.

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Dewalt Hammer Drill Disassembled

Dewalt Hammer Drill Disassembled

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We completely dissect a hammer drill to discover what makes a hammer drill …well, hammer

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Super Glue on Steroids

Super Glue on Steroids

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Ever since I tried my first sample, of 2p-10 adhesive I’ve been hooked, or stuck rather

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IBS 2010: Were Taking Questions on New Tools and Products

IBS 2010: We're Taking Questions on New Tools and Products

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We're headed to Vegas for the annual International Builders' Show. Before we jet off for warmer pastures, post your questions and we'll hit the show floor in search of an answer.

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Its the Biggest Swiss Army Knife Ever!

It's the Biggest Swiss Army Knife Ever!

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A rant from my "bigger is not necessarily better" files.

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Clearing up the confusion on drill/driver settings

Clearing up the confusion on drill/driver settings

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If you set your drill/driver to high speed and maximum torque, you aren’t getting the full benefit of the tool. This video will help.

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Stanley Works Acquires Black & Decker

Stanley Works Acquires Black & Decker

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Stanley Works buys Black & Decker for $4.5 billion in stock

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