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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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    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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    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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    Tool Fight: Bosch 12V Impact PS42 -vs- Milwaukee M12 FUEL Impact

    Sometimes in order to get a true sense of how a tool stacks up against others in it’s category there is no better way to find out than pitting it against other tools in a head-to-head battle. You may have read a recent review of …

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