So you’re about to show up on the jobsite for your very first day of work. Maybe you’re young and the construction industry is completely new to you or maybe you’re coming in from a different trade, but suddenly it hits you – I don’t want to look like a total newbie on my first […]
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OX Professional PU10 Diamond Blades are in the mix as a hard materials cutting solution for the construction site. Like most diamond blades on the market, they cut a variety material such as granite, natural stone, bricks, metal, clay, concrete products, and virtually any other type of building materials. Sticker shock is not uncommon when it comes to diamond […]
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One of our favorite tools is a pocket hole jig. It allows us to drill holes for hidden fasteners and strong joints. Our purist side almost feels guilty because it’s so easy. We promise that we’ll spend extra time refining the skill of dovetails and m&ts, but now we need a quick, utilitarian shelf for some […]
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No matter how many reviews we do, one of the things we can never seem to get enough of are driver bits. While nearly all manufacturers have branded bits which they sell, most don’t do anything profound with bit storage. The Ryobi DOCKit drilling and driving kit offers a familiar assortment of bits, but stores them in a case […]
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Metal cutting has come a long way since the bonded abrasive disks of yesteryear. Wait, what am I talking about? Metal cutting saws are still shipping with abrasives. Heck, several brands are still innovating on the abrasive material! There’s a lot to be said for those $10 – $20 disks that keep our abrasive saws grinding. […]
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We have a secret project underway at PTR Labs, also known as the shop to just about everyone else. It really is a secret project, so no, I won’t be dropping any hints. I’ve told you too much already. Part of this project is right up my alley – metal cutting. As part of our […]
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Southwire has some new cutting tools, including a bi-metal hole saw kit that’s designed for fast cutting of metals like steel, aluminum, and brass as well as wood, plastic, and drywall. The kit includes 6 different hole saws ranging in size from 7/8-inch to 2-1/2 inches, and there are two mandrels including a 3/8-inch quick […]
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Kreg Announces Classic 2-Inch Face Clamp (and Renames the 3-Inch Model) Coming this March is the new Kreg Classic 2-Inch Face Clamp. It is a multipurpose clamp for wood projects that offers versatility and value. Since Kreg is introducing the Classic 2-Inch Face Clamp with a new name, the company has renamed their existing Kreg Face […]
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Senco Specialty Fasteners Include New Stainless Steel and Aluminum Solutions Senco is adding stainless steel and aluminum nails to their fastening lineup. Senco saw the need for stainless steel for applications where plain steel fasteners are receptive to rust and corrosion over time, especially when exposed to moisture. The latest Senco specialty fasteners will include a wider offering of […]
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Hole saws often inspired a sense of wonder in me as a young man. The ability to move from drill bit to spade bit and then to hole saws for the creation of a large diameter hole was not only interesting, it was fun. But then making those holes went from enjoying the science of […]
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