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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DeWalt Mobile Tool Storage System

This mobile tool storage system can take you from the workshop to the jobsite The DeWalt ToughSystem Product Family Storage Solutions offers a mobile tool storage system that can take you from the workshop to the jobsite. The DS130 Suitcase features organizational elements that include four deep, large-sized cups for storage of smaller tools and parts; […]


Milwaukee Wireless Jobsite Speaker

This wireless jobsite speaker is compatible with the M18 and M12 Systems, adding versatility for users Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18/M12 Wireless Jobsite Speaker. The new speaker offers premium quality sound and jobsite durability, and is compatible with both the M18 and M12 Systems. This offers versatility for users on either system. The M18/M12 […]


Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw

A durable but lightweight worm drive table saw for quick and easy setup and transportation Built with worm drive gearing for maximum torque and power, the Skilsaw worm drive table saw features a Dual Field motor to increase cutting speed and keep the motor cool, extending the overall motor life. Large cuts can be managed more [...]

10 laser line levels worth a look

Leveling accuracy, range and overall ratings of laser lines levels fall off sharply below the $60 price point, according to a recent review of 10 models by The review evaluates accuracy, usability and projection capabilities of models from nine widely distributed brands available at for between $27 and $225. Click here  to read the [...]
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