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Pro-Submitted Construction Tool Storage and Transport Ideas
Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones will work for you.
This New Mower From Honda is Perfect For Pros—Here’s Why
CPT got a look at Honda's latest mower at a recent event. Find out what we thought here.
Stuff We Love: Hand Tools
This week's edition of Stuff We Love spotlights four tools that pros are going to want to have on hand at all times.
Stuff We Love: Hand Tools (VIDEO)
This week's Stuff We Love showcases three hand tools with a wide variety of applications and uses.
5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Flooring Tools
Protect the integrity of your work by regularly maintaining your flooring tools.
Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts
Tools, tips and blades that make quick work of cutting and sawing through a wide variety of materials.
Best Ways to Organize and Protect Your Tools
Keep your tools organized and protected from the elements with these great tips and products.
Pro-Approved Construction Gear and Jobsite Accessories
Construction is hard: hard on clothes, hard on gear, and hard on people. Here are some great tips that will help you stay cool when it’s hot, warm when it’s cold, and clean when it’s...
Ultimate Air Compressor Upgrades and Attachments
You're probably going to be using compressors and hoses frequently while on the job. Read these tips for how to use them smarter and more efficiently.
A Guide to Multimeters and How to Use Them
Multimeters are a super-handy tool, and they are easier to use than you think. We'll show you how.
Stuff We Love: Tool Bags (VIDEO)
This episode of Stuff We Love features three tool totes that pros in every trade will want to check out.
Stuff We Love: Tool Bags
Learn more about three great ways to tote your tools on this edition of Stuff We Love.
5 Oscillating Multitool Blades You Should Own
Check out these five attachment blades that can unlock the true potential of your oscillating multitool.
How To Choose the Right Caulk For the Job
When it comes to choosing the right caulk for a job there are a lot of options. Find out how to choose the right formula for your next project.
Must-Know Pro Tips and Tools for Measuring and Marking
A collection of tips and tools for all the different kinds of measuring and marking that happen on the job.
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.
Essential Trailer Gear and Accessories
Get the most from your trailer with these game-changing and ingenious accessories.
Stuff We Love: Work Lights (VIDEO)
Take a look at these three great ways to bring light to any jobsite.
Stuff We Love: Work Lights
Take a closer look at three great work lights that pros from all trades should check out.
Unlock Your Drill’s Full Potential With These Accessories
Get these drill accessories to up your drilling game on the job. With these specialized attachments and bits, there's nothing you can't drill through.
Master Your Hole Saw
A good hole saw kit is a staple in every pro's arsenal. Check out these great tips to drill faster, cleaner, and safer with your hole saws.
A Thorough Guide to All Things Treated Lumber
What is treated lumber? Is all treated lumber created equally? Which type should be used where? Learn the answers to these questions and more.
8 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Shop Vac
Taking time to tidy your vacuum prolongs reliable, efficient operation.
16 Strange Specialty Tools (and What They Are Actually Used For)
Turns out, there really is a tool for everything. Check out this list of strange specialty tools.
Check it Out: DEWALT Cordless Stud/Joist Drill
We tested out this drill designed for rough-in work. Read on to see how it stacked up.
CPT’s Trailer Safety Checklist and Tips
Hauling trailers can be dangerous, but for many people in the trades it is a daily necessity. Get a trailer safety checklist and tips here.
Stuff We Love: Tool Storage
These will make you so much more organized!
CPT Picks the Best Construction-Proof Cases for Top Smart Phones
We found rugged, construction proof cases for each of the top ten smart phone models. Find the best protection for your device here.
How to Cope: Tips for Getting a Perfect Fit
A coped joint looks better than a mitered joint. Here are some brilliant pointers on how to do it right. Remember: life is hard—learn how to cope!
Tips for Staying Safe On the Job
These safety tips will make sure that you get home every night safe and sound and with all ten fingers.
Stuff We Love: Tool Storage (VIDEO)
Check out these great ways to keep your tools and gears stored and safe.
15 Tips to Prevent Tools From Getting Stolen
Tool thefts are on the rise. Prevent your tools from being stolen by following these tips.
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