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New DeWalt Wet/Dry Vacs

For cleanup around the home, jobsite or workshop, DeWalt’s 12-Gal. Poly Wet/Dry Vacuum delivers excellent suction power and quiet operation. The EHT staff had the

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Organizing the Workshop

Regardless of whether you have a workshop in a closet, basement, garage or a full-fledged woodworking, mechanics or metal-working shop, organization is the key to productive, safe and enjoyable work.

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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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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Extreme How-To will be suggesting some ideal Father’s Day gifts during the next few weeks. Today’s suggestion is for the dad who appreciates fine-quality workmanship

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Death of a Tool

Rarely have I had tool failures, but this week has been an exception. Monday night I had a Dremel rotary tool die an ignoble death.

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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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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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Skil’s New Flooring Saw Is EHT’s Tool of the Day

Several months ago we were asked to test a prototype of Skil’s new flooring saw. I had an installation of 1100 square feet of flooring waiting that I needed to get done before spring 2010, so we agreed to use the new saw and run it through its paces. When the saw arrived, Matt Weber and I both picked up the saw and wondered if maybe the saw had been shipped in two different packages. It was that light. We opened the package and everything was there, but the saw itself was smaller than we expected and Skil used an aluminum base to save weight.

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Hot Product

Mule garage fan
MULE Garage Fan

The MULE Garage Fan is a high-velocity, 18-inch fan built for garages, workspaces, fitness centers, warehouse spaces and more – and powerfully designed to keep any space cool and comfortable, even during the hottest months. Designed with unmatched versatility and portability, the MULE Garage Fan features a universal mounting system and eight-foot standard power cord, […]

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