All posts by Adam Spafford

How to Use a Concrete T Nailer Like a Pro

Pneumatic nail guns have been saving time (and thumbs) since 1950. They are common on jobsites from just after groundbreaking until the final punch list items are completed. Framing nailers build the bones; roofing (or coil nailers more generally) fasten shingles, wraps, and siding; and finish nailers drive the nails that hold trim. Whether any […]

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New DAP DynaGrip Construction Adhesives Announced

DAP recently announced a new, complete line of DAP DynaGrip construction adhesives which includes high-performance latex, solvent, and hybrid formulas the company says are designed to deliver high-strength bonds in hours, not days, regardless of weather conditions. General contractors, remodelers, framers, drywallers, finish carpenters and other tradespeople will be interested to know that new DynaGrip adhesives […]

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DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw

DeWalt recently announced the new DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw optimized for use with forthcoming XR Reciprocating Saw Blades. It features a brushless motor, keyless 4-position blade clamp, variable speed trigger, LED worklight, and a design compact enough to fit between 16-inch on-center studs. From a performance standpoint, you’re looking at 2,900 strokes per minute covering […]

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Dickies Pro with Cordura Military Grade Fiber

Dickies and Invista’s Cordura brand have teamed up to create the Dickies Pro with Cordura Military Grade Fiber Technology collection, crafted specifically for the skilled tradesman working in severe weather conditions who need light and abrasion-resistant clothing. The Cordura military-grade component is Invista’s patent-pending T420HT fiber and cotton-rich ripstop fabric that combine to form the […]

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Ridgid Gen5X SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Ridgid recently introduced an addition to the Gen5X line with the Ridgid Gen5X SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer. This 7/8-inch rotary hammer features the company’s Extreme Vibration Reduction, a mechanical clutch, a variable position chisel, an auxiliary handle, tool-free adjustment depth gauge, Hex Grip overmold, 1.8 foot-pounds of impact energy up to 4,200 BPM, and 3 modes […]

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Choosing The Right Circular Saw Blade

We’ve written about table saw blade height, using miter saws, table saw safety tips, and caring for circular saw blades, but with so many types of circular saw blades available, how in the world do you go about choosing the right one for the job? Even if you know how to use a miter saw […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/4-Inch Die Grinder

Milwaukee recently introduced the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/4-inch Die Grinder featuring the PowerState brushless motor, RedLithium battery pack, RedLink Plus intelligence, and the same metal housing and gearing system found in Milwaukee’s corded die grinders. The company claims the tool is capable of removing material faster than a corded grinder and grinds up to 20 minutes […]

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Ford SYNC Connect Wifi Hotspot Coming for 2018

Ford recently announced the addition of the built-in AT&T 4G LTE Ford SYNC Connect Wifi Hotspot which gives passengers a new way to stay connected in select 2018 Ford models. The hotspot can support up to 10 devices at a time and, when parked, is accessible up to 50 feet outside the vehicle. An external antenna improves […]

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Ridgid Brushless 18V 1-Gallon Air Compressor

Ridgid recently announced the Ridgid Brushless 18V 1-Gallon Air Compressor, the industry’s first compressor with brushless motor technology. The compressor can be found at Home Depot under the model number Ridgid R0230 and will cost $199 bare. It runs on either 1 or 2 Ridgid 18V batteries, which the company says allows it the ability to […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Outdoor Power Equipment

DeWalt recently announced its DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Outdoor Power Equipment line for residential and commercial construction professionals with the new 60V Max Chainsaw, Handheld Blower, and String Trimmer, all kitted with one FlexVolt 60V Max 3.0Ah battery (9.0Ah when used in 20V Max tools). The DeWalt 60V Max Chainsaw is equipped with a brushless motor, a […]

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