Category Archives for "Construction"

The 5 Best Propane Torches [Ranked]

In this post we examine five of the best-selling handheld propane torches. A propane torch, or blow lamp, are handheld torches that use the hydrocarbon gas propane as fuel (Source). They’re most commonly used in the construction, manufacturing, metal-working and construction industries (Source). These torch kits are also great for home use- scorching weeds, removing paint from non-flammable […]

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The 5 Best Power Caulking Guns [Ranked]

Powered caulk guns (battery or pneumatic) simplify caulking- an indispensable solution if you have a large weatherizing or home-repair project to complete (Source). These corded air or electric-powered, cordless caulk guns are true time-savers, significantly reducing the amount of time you spend sealing cracks & caulking joints (Source). They’ll dispense caulk or sealant with just a pull […]

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The 5 Best Stud Finders [Ranked]

In this post, we ranked 5 of the best-selling stud finders on the market today. A stud finder is a device that helps people locate wood and metal studs behind the wall (Source).How do they work?Almost all stud finders today are electronic and uses capacitance to locate the stud. Sensors in the stud finder sense the […]

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The 5 Best Expanded Metals [Ranked]

Expanded metal is a material that is extremely useful in construction. If you’re unfamiliar, many of us come across it in our day-to-day lives without even realizing it. Expanded metal is commonly used as grates, fences, or even on swinging porch doors. This sheet metal usually uses shapes such as diamonds, squares, or – less commonly – […]

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The 5 Best Drywall Cutout Tools [Ranked]

Drywall Cutout Tools

Drywall cutout tools can be a time-saving purchase for professional contractors, carpenters and electricians who frequently work with drywall (Source). They let you perform more intricate cutouts and their adjustable depth guides mean you don’t have to worry about cutting through hidden electrical lines (Source). These rotary tools come either corded or cordless, with the corded options providing […]

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The 5 Best Drywall Sanders [Ranked]

Drywall Sanders

Drywall sanding can be a messy, ugly task if you’re doing it by hand.Fortunately, dustless drywall sanders have revolutionized drywall sanding- enabling you to dramatically reduce the length of time it takes to do a job (Source).Plus they suck up the majority of the dust and debris, making cleanup much less of a hassle.Some users […]

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The 5 Best Hammer Tackers [Ranked]

Hammer Tackers

Hammer tackers, or slap staplers, let you staple by swinging instead of pulling a staple gun’s trigger (Source). They are primarily designed for use in the roofing and flooring industries, particularly for fixing carpet, insulation, underlay, plastic sheeting as well as dealing with roofing felt (Source).  One of our favorite slap staplers is the Tacwise tacker. This 7 […]

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The 5 Best Portable Band Saws [Ranked]

A portable band saw is a cordless power saw that includes a toothed metal strip that goes in a continual cycle around 2 or 3 wheels (Source). These portable power tools will often be found in home workshops, or remote job sites, to create straight or curved cuts for metal and woodworking jobs. On the whole, wide […]

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Top 5 Folding Hand Trucks [Ranked]

Folding Hand Trucks

Folding handcarts are ideal for moving around heavy boxes in a warehouse or even storing in your garage on a peg hook when you need to haul the occasional heavy item.The great thing about these handcarts is that they serve a variety of purposes.Whether you are a touring musician schlepping guitars and speakers, a mom hauling groceries […]

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The 5 Best Hydraulic Knockout Punch Sets [Ranked]

Hydraulic Knockout Punch Sets

Hydraulic knockout punch kits enable you to easily and quickly punch holes through a variety of tough surfaces, including steel, with their hydraulic rams (Source).  These are great tools if you are sick of traditional wrench-style punches- these hydraulic upgrades can do knockout punches 10x as fast, manufacturers claim. The 45 lb., Greenlee hydraulic hand pump knockout […]

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