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    Milwaukee TRAPSNAKE Toilet Auger Kit

    Milwaukee 2576-21 TRAPSNAKE Toilet Auger Kit First off let me say we have one of these on each of our trucks. They’ve been working very well. That said, they’re not perfect. The 1/2″x6′ cable, like every other auger cable will start to rust after only …

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    ProStaff Review: Dewalt FLEXVOLT 60V Stud & Joist Drill

    Dewalt’s Flexvolt 60V Stud & Joist Drill may look familiar, I mean without the battery and add a cord, paint it red and you might be reminded of an old industry mainstay. But let’s forget about that old drill, made by another manufacturer and focus …

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    ProStaff Review: Dewalt Flexvolt Chainsaw

        Cordless outdoor power equipment [OPE] is not entirely new but the application of today’s battery technology coupled with the performance of highly efficient and powerful brushless motors has created a whole new level of tools for both residential and commercial use. Although Dewalt’s …

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    Heavy Metal 3-Way: Head to Head Recip Blade Comparison

    Reciprocating saw blades have advanced considerably over the last few years with the addition of carbide cutting edges. Until about three years ago the very idea of using a sawzall to cut materials like cast iron or stainless steel proved daunting in the least. With …

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    If its new, its junk. Right?

    I’ve been a licensed plumber for 15 years, 14 of those years I’ve held a Master Plumber license. I started in the trades at a young age working as a helper during the summers for a family business and entered the plumbing apprentice program in …

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    Band Saw or Metal Cutting Circ Saw?

    I’ve got a lot of comments and messages asking which saw is best for plumbing and HVAC work since the new Milwaukee 2782 metal cutting circ saw was announced. Is it the full-size 2729 Deep Cut Band Saw or the Circular saw? The best answer …

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    Inline Press Tool Design for the win

    My first press tool was corded and weighed twelve billion pounds (that’s like 467 metric tons, Canada). Since that first tool I have owned multiple press tools, all cordless but different makes, models and manufacturers. Prior to the inline models [we’ve had now for a …

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    ProStaff Review: Dewalt XP Tape Measure

    The DEWALT  XP™ Tape Measure (DWHT36225) is re-engineered from the inside out. The result is a compact, professional-duty ergonomic tape with a case designed for a better fit in the user’s hand. I got my hands on the new XP tape this week, a couple …

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    That one tool you can’t live without…

    One of my favorite parts of my job is meeting people from all over the world working in the trades. John and I have met face to face with dozens of plumbing and heating pros at trade shows, on job sites and at industry events …

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    Its HUGE!

    If you’re looking to attend the largest trade show in the world showcasing innovative products, tools and training in the plumbing, mechanical, interior design, water & energy industries then look no further than ISH. The 250,000 sq. meter, eleven multi-story exhibit halls provide the footprint …

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