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25 Gifts for the Construction Pro in Your Life
Need some gift ideas for the construction pro who has everything? The products below are a good place to start.
Stuff We Love: Compact Power Tools That Pack a Punch
This edition of Stuff We Love puts the focus on some small but mighty tools that you're going to want to add to your collection.
Everything Roofing Pros Should Know About Synthetic Underlayment
Synthetic underlayment is taking over the roofing industry, which comes as no surprise given all the benefits. Find out why roofers love the stuff.
How to Work With PVC Conduit
Plastic conduit is less expensive, lighter and much easier to work with than EMT. Here are great installation tips from a long-time commercial electrician.
Tool Upgrades That Make Life Easier For Pros
A collection of the coolest tools, gears and products that will make life better for construction pros everywhere
Unique Tools for Electricians
Professional electricians swear by these tools, and you will, too. Check out our recommendations here.
Trailer Safety Checklist and Tips You Need to Know
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Plywood
There's a lot to consider when purchasing plywood for a project. Check out this uber-comprehensive plywood buying guide.
How to Operate a Skid Steer
Renting and operating a skid steer can be intimidating. Read our tips on basic operations, hauling and safety, plus recommendations on which type of machine to rent.
How to Build a Sawhorse in Six Steps
Learn how to build sturdy, stackable saw horses from common materials in just six easy steps that should take less than 15 minutes.
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.
Is Bamboo Flooring Any Good?
Bamboo flooring has evolved into one of the biggest segments of the wood flooring industry. It's cheap and durable, but is it the right choice for every home?
Stuff We Love: Routers and Essential Router Accessories
Learn why you need to know about these top-notch router products.
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.
What is PEX?
Learn more about PEX than you ever knew you needed to know.
Why Time Lapse Cameras Make Sense for Construction
Document your project from start to finish with compelling and engaging time lapse camera footage. It's easier than you think.
Genius Reciprocating Saw Pro Tips That Will Save You Time and Money
A reciprocating saw is a powerful, versatile tool. We’ll show you a few tricks to help you get more out of your saw, avoid the dreaded kickback and extend the life of your blades.
15 High-Tech Tools You’ll Wish You Had a Long Time Ago
One of the best ways to make your projects run smoother is to select and use the best possible tool for the job. That may mean breaking out classic hand tools, but it can also...
Stuff We Love: Must-Own Pocket Tools for Pros
This edition of Stuff We Love showcases pocket-sized tools that can make a big difference on the job.
Essential Tools and Gear for Pros Across the Trades
Fill up your tool belts and boxes with these game-changing tools for pros across all industries.
Fall Workwear You’ll Be Reaching For All Season Long
As the weather turns crisp, invest in smartly designed workwear that will see you through this season and many more.
A Home Inspector Reviews the Seek Thermal ShotPRO Camera
Seek Thermal has a relatively new pocket-sized infrared camera called the ShotPRO. Check out this home inspector's review.
12 Game-Changing Drill Accessories That are Worth Every Penny
With these specialized attachments and bits, there's nothing you can't drill through.
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 avoid the problems caused by wood movement.
7 Odd Tools That are Invaluable for Some Trades
Can you guess what these unique tools are used for?
What Is a Blower Door Test?
In this story, we take a look at blower door testing, how it works and how it can benefit homebuilders and homeowners alike.
How to Install a Handrail
Even if you've spent your whole life around the construction trades, there's a chance you've never installed a handrail before. Learn the ins-and-outs here.
12 Cool Truck Accessories That Will Make Your Old Truck Smarter
These 12 truck accessories help you play catch-up with the latest, high-priced pickup trucks. Some are high-tech smart, some are just plain smart, and they will all help you work more efficiently and safer.
Check Out These Redesigned Chainsaws From Husqvarna
Husqvarna's redesigned chainsaws are top tier machines made to rip through lumber. Find out more here.
Worm Drive Circular Saw vs Direct Drive: Which One’s Best for You?
Learn about the differences between a worm drive circular saw and a direct drive circular saw, and determine which one is best for you.
Ultimate Air Compressor Upgrades and Attachments
You'll wish you knew about these clever (and super-useful!) air compressor accessories a long time ago.
How To Use Wood Clamps Like a Master
Pro woodworkers share their best tips and tricks for clamping wood, whether you are on the worksite or in the workshop. These are the go-to wood clamps of choice.
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