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Put to the Test: Cordless Finish and Belt Sanders

Cutting the cord with random orbit, quarter-sheet, and belt sanders By Michael Springer Like other tools that went cordless before them, sanders benefit greatly by the freedom of movement gained by losing their power cords. But, also like most types of cordless tools, the added weight and bulk of a battery pack is the trade-off [...]
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What’s in Your Toolbox – Ronald Sauvé

Ronald Sauvé // Builder/Remodeler // Eliot, Maine Ronald Sauvé, pronounced “so-VAY,” was introduced to building as a kid growing up in rural Vermont in 1950s and 1960s and started working in building trades in 1970. When work needed to be done around the house and farm, his family would do it. “We always did what [...]
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What’s in a business construction owner’s toolbox?

Tom Popa  //  Popa Construction //  Odessa, Fla. When he was younger, Thomas Popa thought  construction business was all about the customer and their projects. And, while he understands that this is still a critical part of the job, he has found a higher purpose. “It’s all about being able to provide work for a [...]
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How to Install Commercial Doors

Organization and proper setup are key when it comes to install commercial doors correctly. By José Luis Soto If you are planning to install commercial doors, keep in mind that commercial door installations are different from residential projects. Commercial door projects often take longer, and the work is done in several phases. The same principles [...]
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Getting a Grip on Ergonomics for Construction Workers

Ergonomics for construction workers is about how hand tools are made and the way workers use them. By Jim Cook Ergonomics isn’t just about structured office chairs and standing desks. It’s about designing workplaces and tools in a variety of industries – including construction – to fit the people who use them, increasing their on-the-job efficiency [...]
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Four Home Remodeling Projects to Boost Winter Business

By Sulema Vela, Southern Division Pro Director, The Home Depot Winter weather often exposes vulnerabilities that increase heating bills or necessitate expensive home repairs. Unfortunately, most owners only realize that their houses are not ready for the season until it’s too late. Now is the perfect time to help your clients prepare their homes for [...]
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Worm Vs. Direct Drive Circular Saws. Know the difference!

With many major differences between worm vs direct drive circular saws, it pays to understand these tools. By Gregg Mangialardi When deciding between two popular types of circular saws – worm drive and direct drive – knowing the major differences between them is important. A worm drive saw is a narrower, longer tool with the [...]
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Mudding & Taping Drywall

You've put your drywall up. You've made sure that everything is aligned. Don't forget to make sure the sheetrock does not overlap on the corners. The sheetrock should match the edge of your stud on both sides of the corner. And make sure you leave an empty triangle of space on the corner. This enables [...]
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Mudding & Taping Drywall

You've put your drywall up. You've made sure that everything is aligned. Don't forget to make sure the sheetrock does not overlap on the corners. The sheetrock should match the edge of your stud on both sides of the corner. And make sure you leave an empty triangle of space on the corner. This enables [...]
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Must-Have Fire Safety Upgrades to Discuss with your Clients

A debilitating fire ranks among any property owner’s worst fears, with the efforts required to clean up soot and water damage and replace household items potentially costing thousands of dollars. With October’s National Fire Prevention Month observance underway, now is the ideal time to reinforce fire safety best practices with your clients and sell fire […]

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