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Roof and Gutter Heating Cable

http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/roof-and-gutter-heating-cable.htmlBy Robert Robillard on Home Maintenance Roof Ice and Snow Melting Cables Some homes are predisposed to ice dams – and the leaks that can result from them. Lack of insulation, warm air leaks, and complex roof designs all contribute to ice dam formations. Preventing roof leaks requires addressing these issues and ice dams themselves, but that’s not always easy to do. Ideally you’d be able to go into the attic and insulate the roof from the inside; but often this is too expensive or invasive, especially if the attic…

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Felo Insulated Screwdriver Bit Holder

http://toolguyd.com/felo-insulated-screwdriver-bit-holder/ We talked about Husky insulated screwdrivers yesterday, and there was brief mention of this Felo insulated screwdriver bit holder. It seemed worthy of a closer look. There are as many variations of insulated screwdrivers are there are of regular screwdrivers. You have individual screwdrivers, interchangeable screwdrivers, where there’s a single handle – or sometimes multiple handle types – and swappable shafts, and there’s this Felo bit holder, and I’m assuming others like it. This seems like an inexpensive and space-saving way to get a bunch of insulated screwdrivers in your toolbox. All you…

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Bosch HDH183 & Bosch DDH183 Added to Brute Tough Line

https://www.protoolreviews.com/tools/power/cordless/drills-drivers-cordless/bosch-hdh183-ddh183-brute-tough/26320/Bosch recently upgraded the design and function of its 18V Brute Tough drill series. The new Bosch DDH183 and Bosch HDH183 drills now feature KickBack Control to help reduce injuries in bind up situations, an upgraded all-metal chuck, and Bosch EC Brushless Motor. If you’re familiar with Bosch’s model numbering system, then you already know […] The post Bosch HDH183 & Bosch DDH183 Added to Brute Tough Line appeared first on Pro Tool Reviews.

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OX Tools 25-Ft Pro SS Tape Measure

https://www.protoolreviews.com/tools/hand/measuring-levels/ox-tools-25-ft-pro-ss-tape-measure/24682/Ox Tools has been a perennial winner in the annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards and have added to their collection of accolades again this year. The Australian based company is starting to gain some traction in the American market thanks to that innovative mindset. While they’re on the cutting edge with some designs, we have […] The post OX Tools 25-Ft Pro SS Tape Measure appeared first on Pro Tool Reviews.

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Milwaukee M18 Utility Bucket Light

http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/milwaukee-m18-utility-bucket-light.htmlBy Michael Hopp on Tool News Milwaukee Bucket Light (2122-22HD) In January 2017, Milwaukee will be releasing the first ever LED Utility Bucket Light.  This new light will run off of their M18 battery platform and illuminate your job site with 2,500 Lumens.  This new Bucket Light will attract Utility providers, electrical contractors, and lineman just to mention a few.  Milwaukee new M18 LED Utility Bucket Light with TRUEVIEW High Definition Light will be an asset at your finger tips. M18 LED Utility Bucket light Features Max output of 2500…

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Milwaukee Ax with Carbide Teeth Challenge

https://www.protoolreviews.com/news/milwaukee-ax-carbide-teeth-challenge/27359/The Milwaukee Ax with Carbide Teeth is now available at retail stores across the country. There’s been a lot of hype as Milwaukee has moved their nail embedded wood cutting Sawzall blade to include a carbide blend. This is a significant transition, allowing the Milwaukee Ax to cut through material it previously couldn’t and extend the […] The post Milwaukee Ax with Carbide Teeth Challenge appeared first on Pro Tool Reviews.

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Storing Paint Properly

http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/storing-paint-properly.htmlStoring Paint Properly By Robert Robillard on Remodeling Paint Storage To store usable paint for longer periods of time, you need to keep air from getting into the can. Here’s a few tips on how to store paint in an air tight container. Use a rag, not a paint brush, and clean all the paint out of the sealing rim of the can, as well was the lid rim, in order to obtain a tight seal. Use a plastic gasket to cover the cover the opening of the paint can. You…

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Carbide Hand Sanding Blocks

http://toolguyd.com/dura-grit-carbide-hand-sanding-blocks/ The other day I was searching for sanding block designs and instead I found something interesting: carbide hand sanding blocks. In particular, I discovered these Tru-Sander carbide sanding blocks from Dura-Grit. When using a traditional sanding block, you’ll go through sheets and sheets of sandpaper as they wear down with use. But with these Dura-Grit Tr-Sander carbide sanding blocks, the 5-1/2″ x 2″ tungsten carbide-coated plate won’t wear down like “ordinary” sandpaper, and will always be the same grit as when you bought it, at least according to Dura-Grit. (Well,…

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Husky Insulated Screwdrivers

http://toolguyd.com/husky-insulated-screwdrivers/ Scott wrote in with a heads-up that this Husky 3pc insulated screwdriver set has dropped in price, from $10 to $7. I bought a set of these drivers from Home Depot’s holiday tool gift center, but had not put them to use yet. Scott wrote: I just skimmed through my daily HD SALE email (that I’m sure you received as well) and it looks as though several items are starting to drop in price. I was looking for an inexpensive VDE driver to more safely tinker around the house and…

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New Klein Heavy Duty Wire Strippers

http://toolguyd.com/klein-heavy-duty-wire-strippers/ Noah wrote in, asking if we had seen these new Klein Heavy Duty wire strippers. Yes, but only online. I might order a pair from Home Depot to get some quick hands-on time. The new Klein wire strippers, K12055SEN, look completely different from any of Klein’s usual electrical tools. It’s certainly unlikely any of the Klein wire strippers that I own, from the jaws, to the handle. The new heavy duty strippers are said to be 4X stronger than other wire strippers, hence the heavy duty part. They can strip solid wire from…

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