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Tools & Materials
Hands-on guides to some of your favorite tools and materials
5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Spray Foam Gun
Consider your spray foam truck as a factory on wheels, and therefore, maintain it as you would any other industrial facility.
Unlock Your Drill’s Full Potential With These Accessories
A Thorough Guide to All Things Treated Lumber
9 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Shop Vac
16 Strange Specialty Tools (and What They Are Actually Used For)
CPT Picks the Best Construction-Proof Cases for Top Smart Phones
Out-of-the-Box Uses for Traditional Tools
Tools are usually designed and built with one job in mind, but most tools can...
How to Cope: Tips for Getting a Perfect Fit
A coped joint looks better than a mitered joint. Here are some brilliant pointers on...
Tips for Staying Safe On the Job
These safety tips will make sure that you get home every night safe and sound...
15 Tips to Prevent Tools From Getting Stolen
Tool thefts are on the rise. Prevent your tools from being stolen by following these tips.
5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake
Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.
Installing a Lighted Truck Box Was Remarkably Easy
One of our editors took a crack at installing a Weather Guard lighted truck box....
Rough-Sawn Lumber Buying Guide
An expert's guide to selecting and purchasing the rough-sawn lumber for your next project.
How To Install a Lighted Truck Box
Watch this video to learn the ins-and-outs of installing a lighted truck box from Weather...
How To Use Wood Clamps
Pro woodworkers share their best tips and tricks for clamping wood whether you are on...
Why Wood Moves and Why You Need To Know
Wood is going to expand and contract. You can't stop it. But you can learn...
How to Re-saw Wood on a Bandsaw
Re-sawing, the process of cutting a board into thinner pieces of the same length and...
How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw
Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He...
How to Get Reliable Internet on the Job
Take a look at the best ways for construction pros to get - and stay - connected.
A Pro Tool Sharpening Guide
Tips and gear for keeping your tools at their sharpest.
How To Turn Your Work Truck Into An Office
Construction pros spend more time than most in their trucks. Turn your truck into a...
A Guide to Air Compressors
Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most...
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Drywall As An Art Form? A Craft-minded Contractor Explains
CertainTeed Gypsum sat down with subcontractor and Trophy Award semi-finalist Steve Page to discuss what...
Cordless Brad Nailers Buying Guide
We wondered if cordless nailers had finally improved enough to replace our trusty pneumatic tools....
How to Build a Sawhorse in Six Steps
These sturdy, stackable ponies can be built in 6 easy steps. They make a perfect cutting...
How to Recycle Old Tools
You’re doing a bit of decluttering and find you have some old tools in...