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12 Tools You Won’t Regret Having On the Jobsite at All Times
This collection of tools will change the game for your crew.
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.
Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types
A home inspector goes through which insulation types work best in specific situations.
How to Turn Your Work Truck Into An Office
Construction pros spend more time than most in their trucks. Turn your truck into a productivity hub with just a few of these handy gadgets.
Choosing A Small Air Compressor
We sorted through the specs, tried them out and found all of the factors you should check when buying a small air compressor.
Stuff We Love: Plumbing Gear
This week's "Stuff We Love" covers plumbing gear that pro plumbers will want to have on their radar.
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.
What Does it Mean When a Blade is Tungsten Carbide?
Make the blade-buying process a little simpler by learning more about what tungsten carbide really means.
Check it Out: Carhartt Seat Covers
Carhartt's new seat covers could save the seats in your truck from the damaging dust and debris of the jobsite. Learn more here.
Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts
These will definitely get you out of a few jams.
Go-To Gear All Pros Should Have At the Ready
Read on if you need to replace a trusty tool that's seen better days, are trying to become more efficient on the job, or just like to check out innovative products and equipment.
Essential Gear For Your Truck and Trailer
We talked to construction pros to find out what tools and gear they always keep stored in their truck.
5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools
We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal levels.
We Tested 10 Top Construction Adhesives
Overwhelmed by all of the choices in the construction adhesive aisle? We put ten different adhesive formulas to the test to find which is the best overall.
9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again
Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.
The Ultimate Guide to Tape Measures
Our one-stop guide to all things tape measures, from product recommendations to trade tips and tricks.
Check it Out: The StoneDeks System
Tired of building the same old deck and covering it in wood or composite deck boards? Check out the StoneDeks system.
12 Small Tools That Do Big Things
These tools don't take up a lot of space, but they definitely pull their weight.
Modern Building Products & Materials You Should Be Using Already
Houses today are stronger, more efficient and safer to work on. Modern building products have a lot to do with that. Here are some things you should know about by now.
The Top Automotive Tools Every Mechanic Needs
If you work on your own vehicles, do yourself a favor and check out these cool tools. It’s a collection that should be in every serious mechanic's tool chest.
8 Tools You Should Snatch Up ASAP
You'll be reaching for these tools time and time again.
10 Hand Tool Upgrades You Need to Get Your Hands On
It turns out that even basic tools that have been around for a hundred years can be improved. Check out these well-thought-out hand tool redesigns.
Stuff We Love: Landscaping Tools That Last
Be better prepared for anything that comes your way as a landscaper with these three tools we love.
13 Cool Power Tools and Accessories That Will Make Your Job Easier
These innovative power tools are so worth adding to your jobsite collection.
Go-To Cordless Tools All Contractors Should Have On Hand
Five more reasons to cut the cord! Check out these tools that can change the way you work.
Stuff We Love: Straight Lines
For this week's Stuff We Love, we're diving into the world of tools that help pros create straight, clear lines on the job.
Stuff We Love: Straight Lines (VIDEO)
On this edition of Stuff We Love, host Marty Dyck shares his thoughts on three tools that make drawing straight lines much easier.
A Better Option for Circular Saw Storage
Tired of trying to fit your circular saw into its rigid molded case? Check out this tip for a better saw storage solution.
The Ins and Outs of Working With PEX
There are a lot of reasons why PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) plumbing pipe is so popular. Here's our guide to working with PEX.
This Might Be the Best Composite Decking—Find Out Why
Learn why one of our editors thinks that NewTechWood should be every contractor's number one choice for composite decking.
One Pro’s Favorite Tools for Working With Tile
Great gear for an easier job and better results
Five Great Deals For Pros From Northern Tool’s Labor Day Sale
Check out these great deals for pros available now through Norther Tool's Labor Day sale.
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