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Makita ImpactX Bits and Accessories

Makita recently introduced Makita ImpactX insert bits and fastening accessories engineered for use with high-torque impact drivers. The new line-up consists of 80 heat-treated and impact-rated items for a total of 180 configurations of fastening accessories including magnetic bit holders, insert bits and power bits, magnetic nut drivers, socket adapters, driver bit sets, and Makita’s […]

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Billing Accessories to the Job – Should You or Shouldn’t You?

You’ve done it. We’ve done it. Everyone’s done it. What is it? We’ve used our accessories – namely blades and bits -well past their prime…and then some. As businesspeople, it generally makes sense to wring as much work out of consumables as possible, but in the case of blades and bits, there are other considerations. […]

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Top 5 Cordless Drill Accessories Every Pro Must Own

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

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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Making a 5 Minute Pocket Hole Shelf

Making a 5 Minute Pocket Hole ShelfOne 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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Ryobi DOCKit Drilling and Driving Kit with Storage Tray Review

Ryobi DOCKit Drilling and Driving Kit with Storage Tray ReviewNo 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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Diablo Steel Demon Metal Cutting Saw Blade Review

Diablo Steel Demon Metal Cutting Saw Blade ReviewMetal 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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Milwaukee 14-Inch Steelhead Diamond Cut Off Blade Review

Milwaukee 14-Inch Steelhead Diamond Cut Off Blade ReviewWe 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 Bi-Metal Holesaw Kit BMHSKIT9

Southwire Bi-Metal Holesaw Kit BMHSKIT9Southwire 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 Classic 2-Inch Face Clamp

Kreg Classic 2-Inch Face ClampKreg 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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