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What’s the Best Vehicle for Construction Work?

A survey shows that preference for pickups fell 4% between 2011 and 2014 Read more

Product-Dumping Probe Targets Nail Producers From 5 Countries

Feds find 'reasonable indication' to continue probe of alleged product dumping from five nations that produced one-third of all nails sold in the U.S. last year. The probe could lead to tariffs that in turn could drive up prices for the products. Read more

The Internet of Things

Homes—and the products in them—are getting smarter and easier to control. Here are nine such items that can be controlled by a smartphone. Read more

Wahoo Glass Panel Railing

Four-inch-wide tempered glass panels with beveled edges are installed with brackets to top and bottom aluminum rails. All fasteners are hidden after installation, and wicking channels that are molded into the bottom brackets allow water to drain. Read more

Porter-Cable Routers Recalled

Handles on the router bases for fixed-base routers are not insulated, which can pose a risk of electrical shock for users. Read more

Makita XPH07 18V Brushless Hammer Drill

The drill has yet to be announced but ads have been circulating that say it produces 1,090 inch-pounds of torque, 365 inch-pounds more than its closest competitor, the Milwaukee FUEL model 2603 (725 inch-pounds). Read more

What Consumers Want in Home Automation

Every homeowner wants to feel safe within their home, so it should come as little surprise that security is the No. 1 driver behind smart home adoption. In fact, 90% of respondents to the 2014 State of the Smart Home Report said security is one of the key reasons for using a smart home system. Read more

Klein Switch Drive Handle System

The Power Driver Set includes a handle and a #2 Phillips and #2 square drive bit. A quick-release mechanism on the handle makes it easy to swap or remove bits. Read more

Channellock E Series Pliers

Both tools featured here have Xtreme Leverage Technology, which means the rivet has been shifted towards the jaws to provide better leverage. They also cut more easily than many tools of their kind. Read more

Lumber Choices for a Porch Floor

How do tropical hardwoods stack up against Douglas fir? Pretty well. Woods such as Meranti or Brazilian redwood can easily replace Douglas fir, but it's important to note the differences in all the woods. Read more

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