Tools

Winner of the 18V Hilti Hammer Drill!

... and the results to the Trump Vs. ShopVac poll are also in. Our winner was on the right side in both instances.

Win A Hilti 18V Cordless Drill

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ProToolReviews is making the winner of the head to head tool test available to one lucky winner.

Head2Head Tool Test: 18V Drills

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A crowded field of power-hungry drills is dissected with power, speed, and torque tests

 

Picking a Puffer to Smoke Out Your Air Leaks

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You can use your hand to detect some air leaks, but smoke puffers make other air leaks easier to "see."

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Forward this page to everyone in your family. And then cross your fingers.

The Fred Flintstone Version of a Jobsite Camera

This Lyerbird mimics the construction sounds on a nearby jobsite: hammers, saws, drills, workers talking. Be careful what you say in Lyerbird country. Yaba-daba-do!

A Mini Crosscut Sled That You'll Wish You Made Years Ago

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A slimmed-down version of a woodshop classic with a couple of safety features, to boot.

Head2Head Tool Test: Compact Miter Saw Shootout

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Most of the time you don't need a 10 inch blade, so one of these little buggers will do just fine

Get Published On ProTradeCraft and in Pro Remodeler

Professional Remodeler magazine has added a new department called Pro's Picks which covers a product or tool that a professional remodeler or trade contractor thinks is especially cool.

Demolition time

Wrecking bar, hammer
A pry bar, and a cat's paw—
Surgical demo

Video Treat: Time Lapse Dust Collection Setup

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Samurai Carpenter sets up a system in his newly remodeled and outfitted shop.

DeWalt Carbon Fiber Composite Box Beam Level

The new DeWalt 48 in. carbon fiber composite box beam level is 35 percent lighter than other premium levels of the same size. 

Truck Bed Storage: Roll Out Tool Tray

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A sliding truck bed made with 2x4s, CDX, and some small casters

Video Treat: Turn a Log into Lumber with an 'Alaska Sawmill'

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Watch a guy make slab lumber out of a redwood log with nothing but a chainsaw, some planks, and a lever.

[OK—and a dustmask and hearing protection]