Tag Archives: Carpentry Tool Reviews

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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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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Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Review

Brushless motors and increased battery capacity are unlocking tools that we could have only dreamed of being cordless a few years ago. The new Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander is a great example of where this technology is allowing us to go. Belt sanders are typically used when you need to remove a lot of […]

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Diablo Framing Saw Blade with Tracking Point Review

We recently made a head-to-head (or maybe tooth-to-tooth) comparison between several different circular saw blades across classes (framing and demo/multi-purpose) where I included the remarkably profound observation that blades are a significant contributing factor to overall saw performance (insert your own sarcastic response here). So it makes sense that we should know more about them to […]

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Ridgid R4221 12-Inch Miter Saw Review

When I think of Ridgid the first thought that comes to mind is bang-for-the-buck. But I don’t mean I have to settle for something less, they are one of the last companies that I’m aware of where you really just get an awesome product for not a lot of money. I mean, have you ever […]

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Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Driver

My faithful impact driver recently bit the dust after several years of service. You can’t spend much time mourning old tools when there are jobs to do, so I immediately began a search for its replacement. I was impressed with the breadth of new choices and features. The market boasts more compact designs, longer battery […]

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Milwaukee Compact Tape Measure Announced

The new Milwaukee Compact Tape Measure line is now part of the 400+ items the company has introduced since it began its hand tool expansion in 2012. The new tapes, which can accommodate a 25-foot tape in a 16-foot case for example, are 30% more compact than their predecessors and feature Milwaukee’s proprietary Nylon Bond […]

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Hitachi 15 Gauge Cordless Finish Nailer

Nailers aren’t just for the bones and roof of a building. We use them throughout the construction process for larger trim, molding, shelving, and door installation – hence the category known as finish nailers. They make quick, one-handed work out of slow, two-handed hit-the-nail-on-the-head work plus there’s no chance an errant swing can cause damage. […]

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New Empire Level Torpedo Levels Coming

Empire Level recently introduced five new Next Generation Empire Level Torpedo Levels. The new offering includes a 10-inch True Blue torpedo level, a 10-inch True Blue torpedo level with Dual Pitch, 9-inch magnetic reinforced torpedo level, a 12-inch magnetic reinforced tool box torpedo level, as well a metric version of the 12-inch (30.48-cm). The two 10-inch […]

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Hitachi 10-Gallon Reserve Air Tank

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced the horizontal-barrel Hitachi 10-Gallon Reserve Air Tank, its first to be ASME certified. Hitachi claims that the reserve air tank will ensure sufficient and constant air pressure for five nailers operating simultaneously 200 or more feet from the compressor. A large knob regulator can control the pressure for an individual nailer that requires […]

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