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How Concrete Cutting Tools Answer the OSHA Silica Standard

We tried out concrete and masonry cutting systems from several brands in accordance with Table 1 compliance of the new OSHA construction standard. By Michael Springer By now, anyone who cuts or drills into concrete or masonry knows that the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard has changed the way this work must [...]

Understanding IP ratings on your power tools

Manufacturers love to tout IP ratings on their tools. If you know what’s you’re looking at, they’re helpful. But many Pros just assume higher numbers are better and leave it at that. When it comes to understanding IP ratings on your power tools, knowledge is power – mainly in that you might be able to [...]

What’s in a home renovator’s toolbox

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 [...]

Shedding Light on the Jobsite

Lighting up your jobsite has never been easier as manufacturers are taking advantage of LED bulbs, offering different ways of shedding light on the jobsite. 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 combination [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tool Organization Systems for an 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 tool organization system 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 [...]

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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