Tools

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]

Sawzall Showdown: Head2Head Tool Test

reciprocating saws (sawzalls) in a line, waiting to be tested.

Editors from ProToolReviews.com took the best-known reciprocating saws through a series of tests to measure performance, features, and how user-friendly they are.

Haiku: My New Best Friend

Plunge cut flush and smooth | Into baseboard or flooring | Money CAN buy happiness 

Tool Tease: SawStop Jobsite Table Saw

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Finger-saving safety features are finally available on the jobsite. Just in time for a labor shortage, right? (Part 3)

A Tool Trailer that is All Buttoned Up

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For the carpenter who has everything, and needs a place to put it.

Zero Clearance Inserts for a Sliding Table Saw

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Zero-clearance inserts reduce tearout and improve safety on a tablesaw

Video Treat: New Sliding Table Saw

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For all of us who have never had the pleasure of buying and unpacking a new sliding table table saw, this weekend video treat is for you.