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WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX? Ryaan Tuttle

Ryaan Tuttle, President/Owner, RJT Carpentry & Tile Inc. Boston Working as a laborer for a high-end remodeling company in Boston when he was 20, Ryaan Tuttle wasn’t sure where the road was taking him. But this much he knew: He loved working with his hands and the freedom that work afforded him. At 25, his [...]
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Shedding Light on the Jobsite

Lighting up your jobsite has never been easier as manufacturers are taking advantage of LED bulbs, offering different types of lighting to fit most any situation. By Peter Fabris Go to any construction jobsite today, and look around. You might notice a whole new approach to an important category of tools: lighting. A powerful one-two [...]
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6 drill and impact driver kits worth Pro consideration

The drill and impact driver 2-tool combo kit is the most popular kit sold and every Pro has one. For Pros, you have your drill bit in the drill and driver bit in the impact driver to drill pilot holes and drive screws without having to change the bits. Even when that’s not the task [...]
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2017 Pickup Trucks for Pros

Comfort and safety add to pickup practicality By Steve Sturgess More features have made working pickup trucks for pros that double as recreational vehicles when off duty more attractive than ever. There’s big news in driver-assist safety features, such as lane keeping and collision avoidance. Full-sized trucks Ram 1500 With the available 3.0 V6 EcoDiesel [...]
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What’s in a mason contractor’s toolbox?

Jim Doane  //  Mason Contractor //  Sanford, Fla. Jim Doane began his career in masonry as a high school student who simply needed a job. He found work with Mike Pinard, a master mason. It wasn’t long before Doane came to love masonry and the pride associated with a finished project. And here is what's [...]
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Voltage Differences in Power Tools

12- versus 18-volt batteries are common options today, so what are the voltage differences in power tools and which should you choose? Do you need both? By Adam Spafford  New tool innovations and battery technology continue to evolve and advance each year. We want more run time, more power, and more overall tool longevity. Major [...]
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Efficiency within Reach: The “Must-Haves” for a More Organized Workspace

By Steve Lent, Tool Storage and Automotive Merchant, The Home Depot What’s the best gift to give the Pro who has everything? How about a place to store it. With the Father’s Day holiday and seasonal retail sales discounts approaching, it’s easy for Pros to consider investing in new tools that can make their day-to-day [...]
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Products for your Lawn and Garden

Spring is here, and your lawn and garden are begging for attention. Do you have the best-fitting tools for the job at hand? Pro Construction Guide has compiled a list of a few must-have tools and products for your lawn and garden arsenal. Cub Cadet XT1 Lawn Tractor If the Cub Cadet RZT-L 46-inch zero-turn [...]
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What’s in a Roofer’s Toolbox?

Brian Douthat  //  Prostar Contracting //  Cumming, Ga. “Don’t get hurt and do good work, and you will succeed,” says Brian Douthat, owner of Prostar Contracting, a service-based roofing company that specializes in maintenance and repairs. “Much of my roofing career has been construction-based,” he says. “I started this company almost two years ago, and [...]
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Makita 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw

By Kenny Koehler Pro Tool Reviews recently held a cordless reciprocating saw shootout, and the winner was the The Makita XRJ06M 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw. While the saw wasn’t without competition, even from within the Makita brand itself, it came out on top for several reasons. Pro Tool Reviews took a look at [...]
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