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In this tool review, Fine Homebuilding contributing editor Rick Arnold takes a look at the current crop of 16-ga. finish nailers. After narrowing the field to 14 nailers of more than 20 on the market, Arnold gives top marks—both best overall and best value—to a Bostitch nailer. Arnold lists his primary set of criteria (such as depth adjustment, nail placement, no-mar tip, and more) for assessing his own methodology for his ratings. Then he includes a list of secondary criteria (belt hook, trigger action, firing mode, and more) to encourage prospective consumers to make their own determination of what is the right set of features on the right nailer.
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Get period details right with both power and hand toolsby Bill Rainford
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How one carpenter resolves conflicts between trim design and installation around the stairsby Tucker Windover
Custom ideas for casing, crown, base mold, and beyondby Charles Bickford
Excerpted from a contractor’s new-employee handbook, these fundamentals will improve the efficiency and quality of any finish carpenter’s work.by Tucker Windover
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Trim Adjuster Screw
The Copemaster Trim Adjuster is a two-part screw: After drilling the Trim Adjustor into the bottom edge of the baseboard, the drill is switched to reverse, and the baseboard rides out along the threads to close the gap in the coped joint
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Boral TruExteriror Trim
Boral's TruExterior Trim is a blend of bio-based polymers and coal-combustion by-products.
N62FNK-2 15-ga. Finish Nailer
This finish nailer from Bostich features an LED light, 16-in. on-center gauge, and a built-in pencil sharpener
NT65GB 16-ga. Finish Nailer
Hitachi's NT65GB cordless finish nailer is not only superlight and comfortable to use, it also costs less than other comparable models.
NT65GA 15-ga. Finish Nailer
The HItachi's NT65GA cordless finish nailer includes power cables for 12V DC and 110V AC so that it can charged in a vehicle if necessary.
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