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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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    Review: New Milwaukee Compact 25′ Tape Measure

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    Review: QUICKDRAW & QUICKDRAW-XLR

    EDC knives on the job site come in all shapes and sizes. The QUICKDRAW retractable folding dual-use knives are new to me, I first found about them at a tool trade sow in Georgia late last year and had to get my hands on them. …

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    Tool Fight: Milwauke M18 Surge -vs- M18 ONE-Key Impact

    A post shared by Mechanical-Hub (@mechanicalhub) on Feb 20, 2017 at 6:51pm PST At nearly half the decibels and almost twice as fast the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL Surge hydraulic impact driver smoked its predecessor, the M18 FUEL ONE-Key impact driver in a head-to-head tool …

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