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Milwaukee Paint System M4910-20

When Milwaukee introduced its painting system it ventured into new territory for the Wisconsin based company known for its quality commercial power tools.  The Milwaukee is

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Tool Trivia

What did the Apollo 8 astronauts use to fasten down tools during weightlessness on their 1968 moon-orbiting voyage? Answer in the comments section below. Hint,

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Buck Knives Introduces New Folding Filet

Do you remember the first real knife you ever had? I mean a knife that didn’t come from a gumball machine or a discount store and was made in Pakistan. It was probably a Schrade, Boker, Gerber or a Buck. Well mine was a Buck 110 and I will never forget how different it was from my other pretend knives. The blade stayed sharp and it didn’t rust at the first sign of humidity. I kept up with that knife through college, which is amazing since I lost sunglasses at a rate that kept many offshore sweat-shop mini factories in business. I discovered Ray-Bans in college, the aviator glasses I was told were a good way to attract girls. I still have Ray-Bans from college. I think there is an innate desire in us to hold onto items we perceive to have quality. So the extra money spent on such items, I came to see as an investment.

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Before I did this…

It is springtime in Alabama. Forsythia is already blooming, jonquils and crocus are beginning to drop their blooms, but the nights are still cool and

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ShopBot Jamboree

ShopBot is bringing its annual Jamboree back to Durham this spring. The ShopBot Jamboree celebrates industrial design and digital fabrication by demonstrating how CNC machines

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Trends in Tools

I was talking with my good friend Doug Mahoney yesterday. Doug is editor of ToolSnob, and writes the tool columns for Popular Science and Popular

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Copper versus Pex Plumbing

PEX plumbing is being used more frequently in today’s construction, tell us about your experience with it. Have you used it in existing construction or new construction

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Extreme Log Home

Well, I must admit I am a sucker for log homes and log homes that stretch the boundaries of affordability I can’t resist.  When I

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Bosch Buys CST/Berger

  Bosch is growing….. here’s the Press Release as released by CST Berger: “On June 11, 2008, the Bosch Group announced that it has entered

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Hot Product

Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape
Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape

Waterproofing the ledger board is a critical step in preventing moisture damage and ensuring the structural integrity of a deck over time. To fully protect this essential component, the makers of Trex® Seal™ Ledger Tape have introduced a new butyl tape engineered specifically for use beneath the ledger board. Measuring 22 inches wide, Trex® Seal™ […]

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