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South Miami Mandates Solar Panels for New Homes

In what some will consider being a bold move, South Miami, Florida is mandating that all new homes have solar panels. But what some call bold others will surely see as a reduction in their right to choose.  So when South Miami mandates solar panels on new residential construction, what exactly do they mean? And more […]

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Klein Acquires General Machine Products

Klein Tools recently announced the acquisition of Pennsylvania-based General Machine Products Company (GMP). GMP is a supplier of specialty cable placement tools and equipment for the utility, data, and telecommunications markets. In addition, Klein acquires General Machine Products’ European subsidiary and facility, CBS Products. “GMP is very appealing to Klein Tools as we continue to expand our […]

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Checking Circular Saw Accuracy: Time for a Tune Up

Have you spent time checking circular saw accuracy? Did you even know that you should? Whether guiding against a rafter square or straightedge or just following a line freehand, your saw needs to be in tune for efficient cutting. That means having accurate cutline markers and the shoe set parallel with the blade. Checking Circular […]

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What to Pack in Your Journeyman Tool Bag: The Essential Guide

Just a couple of months ago, we plumbed the depths of our experience and not-so-secret society of electrical Pros to bring you the Top 10 Tools Every Electrician Needs as part of our Training The Apprentice series. But who are we kidding? That’s an eternity in the toolosphere, so we’re back to take a different approach and […]

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Sidewinder Vs Worm Drive Circular Saws

You’d be hard-pressed to find a jobsite without a circular saw, an indispensable tool for framing, long crosscuts, and even beveling. So what’s the difference between Sindewinders and Worm Drives? Isn’t a circular saw just a circular saw? *Buzzer Sound!* Actually, no. Sidewinder circular saws and Worm Drive circular saws perform essentially the same function and you […]

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Empire Level Manufacturing Tour in Milwaukee

It doesn’t feel all that long ago that Milwaukee Tool acquired Empire Level. Since then, business has soared, and Empire has put out more successful products than ever before. Getting to see how tools get made remains one of the best things we get to do in this line of work. You can certainly watch “How […]

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Milwaukee M18 High Demand 9.0 AH Battery Additional Warnings

Milwaukee sent out a press release detailing specific warnings in regard to the Milwaukee M18 High Demand 9.0 AH battery. Before we dive too far into this, it’s important to note a couple of things. First, this isn’t a recall and there’s nothing wrong with the packs. In fact, there’s not a situation or incident to […]

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Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw

Making accurate cuts with a circular saw doesn’t have to be all that complicated. With a few tools that Pros already carry, you can make a perfect cross cut pretty quickly when you need to. Here are a couple of my favorite methods. Using a rafter square for making accurate cuts with a circular saw […]

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Festool Buys SawStop – Acquisition Announced by SawStop

“Festool Buys SawStop!” That’s what text lit up my phone early Monday afternoon and my mind began to spin. My first thought was to double check the source – you know, there’s all that fake news running around. But sure enough, SawStop’s website carries the press release announcing the acquisition by Festool parent company, TTS […]

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Lowe’s Acquires Maintenance Supply Headquarters

Lowe’s recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products to the multifamily housing industry, for a total transaction value of $512 million. Based in Houston, Texas, Maintenance Supply Headquarters operates 13 distribution centers serving customers in 29 geographic areas, […]

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