Measuring & Layout reviews

HAMMERHEAD Compact Laser Measuring Tool HLMT100

HAMMERHEAD Compact Laser Measuring Tool HLMT100 I would venture to say that majority of the old school contractors shake their head when you mention the HAMMERHEAD Compact Laser Measuring Tool to them. If my grandfather was still alive, he would say “now what in the hell do you need that for?” He was always of […]

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Milwaukee Auto Voltage/Continuity Tester Preview

New Milwaukee® Auto Voltage/Continuity Testers Deliver Simplify Troubleshooting MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Test & Measurement offering with the addition of two new Electrical Testers. Combining the simplicity of a traditional Voltage/Continuity tester with the digital read-out capabilities of a higher functionality meter, the new units allow users to properly troubleshoot common […]

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Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2 Beam Plumb Laser

Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2 Beam Plumb Laser Kit As a carpenter I build straight, square, and plumb, even when faced with the many challenges of remodeling I need to get the job done right. For example, at the initial stages of a remodel you may have to do a lot of structural modifications which often […]

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RIDGID LM-400 Advanced Laser Distance Measure Preview

RIDGID LM-400 Advanced Laser Distance Measure Preview Cruising around the web today reading some of our industry friend’s sites, Chris over at Tool-Rank.com posted about RIDGID tools releasing a new laser distance measure with advanced features. Like the new Bosch GLM 100 C, it integrates with a smart phone app to visualize and record measurements. I […]

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Milwaukee Inkzall Permanent Markers and Stylus For Jobsites

Markers and Tablet Stylus Built For Jobsites MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to expand their Hand Tool offering with Inkzall™ Jobsite Markers, a new line of writing tools designed and optimized for jobsite use. Featuring clog resistant tips and aptly named Inkzall™ for their ability to write through dusty, wet or oily surfaces, the […]

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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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