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Tips You Can Use When Installing Bamboo Floors

It looks like wood. Feels like wood. It even cuts like wood. But let's get one thing straight about bamboo - it's not wood, which means you have to approach the installation process a little differently. Here are some helpful tips when installing bamboo floors. Start with the shading. Since bamboo is a natural product, it [...]
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Nashua Tape Pro Packs

Save time and money as you work like a Pro Nashua introduces Pro Packs, multi-roll case packs designed with the Pro in mind. Pro Packs deliver more tape to keep the Pro working smart on the jobsite. Available in duct, foil, coded and specialty tape case pack options, Nashua Pro Packs have you covered. For […]

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Why and how to check the accuracy of your circular saw

Have you spent time checking the accuracy of your circular saw? Did you even know that you should? Whether guiding against a rafter square or straightedge or just following a line freehand, your saw needs to be in tune for efficient cutting. That means having accurate cutline markers and the shoe set parallel with the [...]
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Ladder safety is improving, step by step

Compared to power saws and drills, electrical wiring, and other potentially dangerous tools and materials construction professionals train to use properly, ladders look simple and non-threatening. Unfortunately, the opposite is true as ladders are involved in many workplace injuries and deaths each year. By Jim Cook Construction managers and workers often underestimate the dangers posed [...]
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Upgrades on Deck: Five Strategies for Creating an Outdoor Space that Shines

By Geoff Case, Pressure-Treated Lumber and Decking Merchant, The Home Depot With the summer winding down, cooler fall weather around the corner and outdoor gathering opportunities becoming more frequent, it is the perfect time to sell your clients on the benefits of a deck makeover…or perhaps the need to build a new one altogether. Fine-tuning [...]
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Pros test and rank 10 Pro-duty impact driver

Editor’s note: The following article first appeared in at ToolBoxBuzz.com By Todd Fratzel Three brands floated to the top in a recent test of 10 Pro-duty, battery-powered impact drivers. Tested models included: Bosch Model IDH182B DeWalt Model DCF887B Hilti Model SID 4-A22 Kobalt Model 672824 Makita Model XDT12T Metabo Model SSD 18 LTX200 Milwaukee Model [...]
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3M Safety Products

Safety products designed specifically for the Pro The Pro has to stand up to the demands of a 10-hour workday; tough it out when things get hard; and to do it all over again the next day. 3M’s line of safety products is designed for the way Pros think, the way they shop and the [...]
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LIQUID NAILS – FUZE IT All Surface Construction Adhesive

Features an instant-grab technology PPG’s LIQUID NAILS brand FUZE IT adhesive is formulated with a proprietary hybrid-polymer blend for great adhesion. With two times the strength of fasteners alone, it bonds nearly all materials in any weather conditions and on surfaces that are dry, frozen or wet. It features an instant-grab technology, while still allowing [...]
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HDX Paper Towels

More than 50 percent more absorbent than previous rolls HDX Paper Towels are available in a three-pack and eight-pack offering. The giant rolls offer a great value with a lower per-roll cost to help save money. These paper towels are softer and more than 50 percent more absorbent than previous rolls. The adjust-a-size allows the [...]
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How to Estimate Every Job

You can’t make money if you don’t know your costs. Whether you are preparing an estimate for a competitively bid project or just trying to figure out costs for the work you want to do, use the following steps to assure your estimates are organized, accurate and complete. Before you start, review any plans and [...]
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