Measuring & Layout reviews

Stanley Celebrates 50 Years Making PowerLock® Tape Measures!

50 Year Anniversary for the Iconic Stanley PowerLock Tape Measure You’d be hard pressed to find someone in construction that hasn’t owned a Stanley PowerLock Tape Measure! In fact, I’d say it’s one of the most iconic symbols of a tool that hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years. The folks at Stanley are […]

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Milwaukee Milliamp Clamp Meter

A Faster Milliamp Clamp Meter For Electrical troubleshooting The Milwaukee Milliamp Clamp Meter is claimed to be 10 times faster than measuring milliamps with a traditional multimeter when troubleshooting control panels.  This clamp allows users to measure milliamps without having to break the loop and shutting down equipment. If you had to figure out a 10 x savings every time you […]

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Johnson 7 Inch Johnny Square

Johnson Rafter Angle “Speed Square” I recently learned that what I’ve always called a Johnson Speed Square is officially called a Johnson 7 Inch Johnny Square.  The Johnny Square was named after Johnny Wong a builder and carpenter who helped test and develop the square in the field. As long as I can remember I’ve always owned and […]

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Komelon Tape Measure

Komelon Professional High Viz Tape Measure I recently got my hands on a few of the brand new Komelon Professional High Viz Tape Measure.  This new Komelon Tape Measure is slated to be released this month.   You cant buy it yet! As a remodeling carpenter the tape measure is probably one of my most used […]

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CST/berger RL25H Review

Electronic Self-Leveling Horizontal Laser Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of attending a Media Event at the Bosch Tools headquarters in Chicago.  Bosch also happens to own the CST/berger lineup of surveying and measurement equipment so we were introduced to their new tools as well. One of the tools that caught my eye was […]

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Fluke Laser Distance Meters

The beauty of a laser distance meter is based on its simplicity of use and time saving benefits. Just point, click, done and you can measure larger distances with greater accuracy. Fluke Laser Distance Meters offer quick, accurate, point-and-click measurements up to 100 meters (330 feet)

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BORA Magnetic Combination Square

BORA Combination Square Provides Quick and Accurate Measurements BORA, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, introduces its new Magnetic Combination Square hand tool. Featuring a magnetic locking system and durable, quality construction, the Combination Square is a professional-grade tool, suitable for a variety of applications including carpentry, general construction and remodeling, woodworking, and do-it-yourself […]

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BORA Try Squares

BORA Dares To Be Square! BORA®, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, just released a Try Square.  Available in two sizes, 8-inch and 12-inch, the BORA Try Square is a great addition to any shop. A try square is a woodworking or a metal working tool used for marking and measuring material.   The […]

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Jot Spot Erasable Writing Tablet

Jot Spot The folks at Tablet Tape recently sent me a few of their peel and stick Jot Spots to review.   I first saw this innovative product at the 2011 Build Boston event.  I met the owner and inventor Mike Cannata who took the time to show me his product. What’s a Jot Spot? A […]

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Johnson Rotary Laser Level Review

Electronic Self-Leveling Horizontal & Vertical Rotary Laser Level Johson’s Model 40-6529 Electronic Self-Leveling Horizontal & Vertical Rotary Laser Level is an extremely versatile layout tool perfect for a wide range of trades including; site work, carpentry, mechanical and electrical contractors. They sent us this new laser level along with their Heavy-Duty Elevating Tripod to evaluate. […]

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