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    ProStaff Review: KEEN Utility Pittsburgh Boots

    I have to be honest. I don’t normally stand around in 4”-5” of water on the job. I do however walk through unplowed driveways, parking lots and through the rain while moving tools and equipment in and out of the truck so having dry feet …

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    ProStaff Review: Greenlee Gorilla Press Tools

    Innovation takes on many forms, but in the world of plumbing and HVAC piping systems, change and or progress has been somewhat slow to take place. Copper press fitting systems have been on the scene for nearly 20 years in the U.S., even longer in …

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    ProStaff Review: Wera Kraftform Kompakt Screwdriver

    Screwdrivers are screwdrivers, right? In as many years on the job as I’ve had I’ve personally used or seen screwdrivers used for any number of purposes beyond their original intent. I’m not proud of that but sometimes you do what you have to do. Then …

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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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