Stanley FATMAX 25′ Magnetic Tape

By Robert Robillard

Stanley FMHT33865S FATMAX 25′ Magnetic Tape Review Tape measures and hammer brands probably are the cause of more arguments on the job site than anything else. I can see why, when you use a tool daily, hourly, or more. you become attached to it. The STANLEY FMHT33865 Fatmax True Zero Magnetic 25′ Tape is one…

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Dewalt Scroll Saw DW788

By Robert Robillard

Dewalt 20″ Variable-Speed Scroll Saw DW788 Review Most carpenters would look at today’s scroll saws as a tool used by hobbyists to ply their trade.  However, not so long ago these precision machines played an extremely important role in the building of this country. We took a look at the Dewalt Scroll Saw DW788 and…

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Diamondback Tool Belt – Denali Rig Review

By Joe Canning

Diamondback Tool Belts and their Denali Setup The tool belt has been around for many years but has had quite the evolution along the way. Starting out as shop aprons, to twill lumber yard tie up nail bags to simple belts with 3 bags and a loop to hang a hammer. Then came the modern…

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Rigid 18V Cordless Platform

By Mike Delisle

The Rigid 18V Cordless Platform Overview If you’ve worked in this business long enough, than you’ve heard, “Oh, you use that cordless drill?  They suck!”  “Did you get that saw for free? Because that’s the only way I’d use that brand!” Everyone seems to have a favorite, whether it’s blue, red, green or orange, and…

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Ridgid Gen5X 18-Volt Brushless Vacuum R86090B

By Mike Delisle

RIDGID GEN5X 18-Volt Vacuum Review I tend to take on a lot of smaller jobs when working. Jobs like hanging mirrors, putting up a stair handrail or putting in a single replacement window. Doing these small jobs I’ve always struggled with one aspect, cleanup. Do I bring a dustpan and broom or do I lug out the…

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Milwaukee 6955-20 Dual-Bevel 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw

By Will Endicott

Milwaukee 6955-20 Miter Saw Review With the insurgence of long-life battery tools and the inherent portability they offer, I find myself switching a huge majority of my tools to that platform. The miter saw, so far, is not one of them, and the one that I use on the jobsite is the Milwaukee 6955-20 Dual-Bevel…

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Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers

By Robert Robillard

Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers Which One Is Better? The titanium hammer vs. steel hammer debate has been going on at my job site for a few years now. The questions all address whether titanium hammers are worth the cost, which is sometimes 4-5 times more than a steel hammer, and do they REALLY prevent…

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Holiday Tool Buying Guide

By Robert Robillard

    Holiday Gift Guide 2016 It can be difficult to buy for the men or woman in your life, who work with their hands. If they follow ACC, then their most likely not interested in fancy bows, colorful ribbons, or fluff. They prefer tools, knives, gadgets, and gear! So we’ve put together a holiday tool…

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