Measuring & Layout reviews

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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Johnson Glo-View® Digital Level Review – Model 40-6048

Glo-View® Digital Level – Model 40-6048 Digital levels are becoming very popular throughout the construction industry. The folks at Johnson Level and Tool sent me their Glo-View® Digital Level – Model 40-6048 to evaluate. It’s a 48″ bubble level with a built-in digital component as well. This is a really nice digital level and one I’d […]

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Johnson Laser Distance Measure Review – Model 40-6001

Johnson Model 40-6001 Laser Distance Measure The folks at Johnson Level and Tool recently sent me some of their latest products to test and evaluate. The first product that I tested was their Model 40-6001 Laser Distance Measure. Laser distance measuring tools are an essential tool in my tool bag and something that every contractor […]

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Rockler Straight Edge System – Review

Rockler Straight Edge System Earlier this year Rockler introduced the Straight Edge System. The new system is designed to help users cut and rout large work pieces like 4’x8′ sheets of plywood. They recently sent us the new Straight Edge System to review. Straight Edge System Features Ideal for stock up to 8’ long and […]

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Bostitch Clamping Level Review

Bostitch® 24″ Clamping Box Beam Level When Bostitch® sent me their new Clamping Level (Model 43-723) I was really skeptical and frankly thought it was a gimmicky idea at best. Boy was I wrong! This clever new level really impressed me and I think it will impress you too. Features & Benefits Clamps to (2 […]

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FLUKE® Thermal Imager

TiS Thermal Imager from FLUKE® A new TiS Thermal Imager from FLUKE®  promises to be a tough, reliable, affordable tool that withstands rigors of residential construction. As a residential contractor having a thermal imager in my tool arsenal will allow me to better inspect the building envelope to find under insulated areas or water leaks.  It will also […]

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Ryobi Tek4™ Stud Sensor Review

Tek4™ Stud Sensor This week we continue to review tools from Ryobi’s Tek4™ collection. They sent us the all new Tek4™ Stud Sensor, Model RP4050 to test and evaluate. I was eager to test this stud sensor because frankly most of them on the market are nearly useless (IMHO). So read on to learn my […]

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