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How to Use a Concrete T Nailer Like a Pro

Pneumatic nail guns have been saving time (and thumbs) since 1950. They are common on jobsites from just after groundbreaking until the final punch list items are completed. Framing nailers build the bones; roofing (or coil nailers more generally) fasten shingles, wraps, and siding; and finish nailers drive the nails that hold trim. Whether any […]

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Why Use a Battery-Powered Chainsaw?

So why use a battery-powered chainsaw over gas or corded models? The reason battery-powered OPE tools are on the rise is because they are much easier, cleaner, and quieter to use than similar tools that run on gasoline or a gas and oil mix. There are obvious health risks related to handling petrochemicals, breathing toxic […]

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Choosing The Right Circular Saw Blade

We’ve written about table saw blade height, using miter saws, table saw safety tips, and caring for circular saw blades, but with so many types of circular saw blades available, how in the world do you go about choosing the right one for the job? Even if you know how to use a miter saw […]

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Ford SYNC Connect Wifi Hotspot Coming for 2018

Ford recently announced the addition of the built-in AT&T 4G LTE Ford SYNC Connect Wifi Hotspot which gives passengers a new way to stay connected in select 2018 Ford models. The hotspot can support up to 10 devices at a time and, when parked, is accessible up to 50 feet outside the vehicle. An external antenna improves […]

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How Higher Watt-hour Batteries Can Save You Time and Money

I had to do a project for my school science fair. And since my dad is the editor in chief of Pro Tool Reviews, It wasn’t hard for me to integrate power tools into my project. The purpose of my project was to see if higher Watt-hour batteries delivered more work over a longer period of time. […]

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12-Volt vs 18-Volt Tools: Do I Need Both?

Each year we are dazzled with new tool innovations and battery technology. We want more run time, more power, and more overall tool longevity. By and large, major tool manufacturers are delivering those things. Today’s 18-volt performance is pulling ahead of corded tools. Professionals are beginning to regard their 18-volt tools as their primary option instead just […]

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What to Look for in a Pro Roofing Nailer

It’s a safe bet that most nails driven on a construction site today weren’t put there by a hammer. Framing and Roofing nailers have made the job faster and easier so it’s no surprise they get put in the game while hammers ride the bench, at least for the bulk of the work. Whereas framing […]

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Pro Tip: Caring for Circular Saw Blades

Unless you’re whittling a piece that you chopped from a tree, all the wood in carpentry projects came into contact with a circular saw blade at some point. But the circular saw blade is easy to neglect. We know when the blade gets dull but how are you caring for circular saw blades between the time […]

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How Does a Saw’s Electric Brake Work

Tool manufacturers are increasingly clever with safety and fatigue-reducing features on their products. Examples abound with auto lock-ons, auto lock-offs, blade guards, shields, and locks just to start. But there’s one safety feature that you might take for granted because you can’t see it – the saw’s electric brake. If you use a saw with […]

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SawStop Vs Bosch Reaxx Lawsuit: It’s Not Over Yet – UPDATED

Here we go again. The latest SawStop Vs Bosch Reaxx lawsuit has found in favor of SawStop with the ruling coming from Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender. As it has been since the Reaxx was first announced, the lawsuit is based on patent infringement. Editor’s Note: This story contains all the information we’ve received as it […]

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