Tag Archives: Framing

Paslode PowerMaster Pro 30-Degree Framing Nailer

It’s not as easy to distinguish among framing nailers as it is among other tools like drills or saws. For some reason, the differences just don’t seem to jump out as quickly. It could be that innovation in this category is closer to being fully developed than in other categories and – as you may […]

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Hitachi 3-1/2-Inch Coil Framing Nailer Review NV90AG(S)

Hitachi is producing some impressive tools these days. You may have read our reviews on their newer rotary hammer, impact driver, and several others. I’ve had the good fortune to a review few of them myself. Concurrent to the test of the Hitachi 2‑1/2-Inch Coil Siding Nailer, I also tested its big brother, the Hitachi 3-1/2-Inch Coil Framing Nailer. It’s […]

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Bosch Impact Tough Titanium Drill Bit Set

Drill bits are a staple of the jobsite because, well, something always needs a hole in it. You may think you need more drill bit information like you need a hole in the head, but not all coatings and treatments are well-suited for every job. I’ll use just about any bits, but I usually find myself […]

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DeWalt DWF83PT Framing Nailer

DeWalt DWF83PT Framing NailerThere’s a lot of (somewhat) interesting lore about the invention of the framing nailer, but one thing is certain: for the last 65 years or so, it has allowed wood-framed buildings to rise quicker and framers’ thumbs to last longer. Today framing nailers are powered by lithium-ion batteries, compressed gas cells, or more commonly by pneumatic force generated […]

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DeWalt DWF83PT Framing Nailer

There’s a lot of (somewhat) interesting lore about the invention of the framing nailer, but one thing is certain: for the last 65 years or so, it has allowed wood-framed buildings to rise quicker and framers’ thumbs to last longer. Today framing nailers are powered by lithium-ion batteries, compressed gas cells, or more commonly by pneumatic force generated […]

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Empire e75.72 72-Inch Box Level

Empire e75.72 72-Inch Box LevelFor as long as builders have wanted their structures to stay upright they’ve wanted their materials to be level. Ancient Egyptians used an A-frame tool with a plumb line to find horizontal level. Then around 1661, Melchisedech Thevenot invented the spirit level – so named for the alcohol in the vial – that used a bubble to indicate levelness. […]

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SawStop Jobsite Table Saw Review JSS-MCA

SawStop Jobsite Table Saw Review JSS-MCAIt was during a time when I was in-between table saws that I first read about SawStop technology. Its safety features quickly impressed me as did the build quality of the tool. While I liked the design, I didn’t exactly have the room for a full-size cabinet saw in my little shop. When the SawStop jobsite table saw came out I […]

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Estwing Pneumatic Tools and Accessories

Estwing Pneumatic Tools and AccessoriesHaving been around since the early 1920s, Estwing is probably best known for their hammers, hatchets, and tomahawks. At least those were the first products that came to mind around here. This year, the first line of Estwing Pneumatic Tools and Accessories are making their way to stores. Estwing has partnered with Prime Global Products to to […]

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Bosch GCL 2-160 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser

Bosch GCL 2-160 Self-Leveling Cross-Line LaserBosch kind of went crazy in the laser department over the past couple of years, but it’s been a great thing for professionals in layout and carpentry applications. The newest addition to the line is the Bosch GCL 2-160. This unit self-levels up to +/- 4 degrees and blinks if it’s beyond that mark. As the […]

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PenCoAmerica RevMark Marker

PenCoAmerica RevMark MarkerAs far as marking tools go, the “Sharpie” style of marker has remained one of my favorites on the jobsite. You just need to know how to use it properly to get accurate cuts. Other Pros we’ve talked to prefer anything from pens and pencils to newfangled mechanical carpenter pencils that feed lead like a […]

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