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Werner adds Podium gate for ladders

Werner has begun shipping a gate accessory that surrounds those working from the top platform of its Podium ladders. The AC63 Podium Gate is designed to provide users 360 degrees of contact when standing on the top platform of any Werner Podium Ladder. It fully surrounds the user and locks closed when standing on the [...]
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Battery-Powered 16-Gauge Finish Nailers

Is it time to retire your air compressor on trim jobs? We put four of these new 16-gauge finish nailers to the test to find out. By Michael Springer 16-gauge finish nailers (also known as trim nail guns) are one of the fastest growing categories of tools going cordless – or more accurately, hoseless – since [...]
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How to Choose the Best Blade for Circular Saws

Upgraded materials and recent improvements give Pros more and better circular saw blade options. Find out how to choose the best blade for circular saws. By Peter Fabris A circular saw is an indispensable workhorse for most contractors. Its portability and versatility to make different types of cuts on a wide variety of materials is unmatched. […]

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2017’s top tools and brands for construction Pros

Thanks in part to the cordless revolution, 2017 was a prolific year for power tool releases, but 8 rose as the 2017 top tools, according to the editors at one website. Power tools and accessories from Bosch, DeWalt, Hilti, Hitachi, Husky, Makita, Metabo and Milwaukee made ToolsinAction.com’s list of “Best Power Tools for 2017,” while [...]
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Building Your Workshop in 2018

With an array of new tools and equipment available, manufacturers will not disappoint in 2018. By Jennifer Morrell Innovation and emerging new technologies mean your workshop can be more functional and efficient than ever. Whether corded or non-corded, the tools of 2018 will pack a punch of unmatched power when building your workshop in 2018. [...]
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A Closer Look at the Milwaukee 52-Inch Mobile Workbench

 By Kenny Koehler The Milwaukee 46-Inch Tool Chest and Cabinet created a strong foundation for the company’s new Milwaukee 52-Inch Mobile Workbench. The powder coating matte finish over gloss keeps it looking nice for longer than the glossy finish that shows every greasy fingerprint. An angle iron reinforced frame provides a solid base for the [...]
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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 [...]
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