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Measure-It – Self-Adhesive Measuring Tape
Tool Blog
Chris   December 09, 2014   1   1  
Doing complex layouts and measuring on walls or ceilings can be a real pain, especially since you have gravity working against you every step of the way. Measure-It is like tape that fights against gravity thanks to its adhesive back, and you can use it just like a measurer thanks to its markings on the front. I guess you could call it a tape measure.
bosch glm 15 laser measurer
Tool Blog
Chris   August 26, 2014   1   1  
Some people have already turned to laser measurers to be replacements for their tape measurers, but for others the high cost might be preventing them from making the switch. To get you to finally make the switch Bosch has come out with the Bosch GLM 15 Laser Measurer - a simple, accurate, low cost laser measurer.
Quick Tip: Draw Circles And Bisect Angles With A Reciprocating Saw Blade
Chris   July 16, 2014   1   0  
Have you ever found the need to draw a perfect circle but you don't have a compass (drafting) or anything round to trace? Well, if you have a reciprocating saw blade laying around, you can use it to make near perfect circles in a wide range of sizes.
Ridgid LM-400
Tool Blog
Chris   January 13, 2014   0   2  
Ridgid has announced that they are coming out with a new LM-400 Advanced Laser Measurer that uses Bluetooth technology to transmit measurements directly your smartphone or tablet. Using their free app you can add the measurements directly to a photo or create a floor plan.
Milwaukee Inkzall Jobsite-Optimized Permanent Marker & Stylus
Tool Blog
Chris   January 10, 2014   0   3  
If you have ever used a traditional permanent marker on the jobsite you probably already know that the marker tips don't last very long. Milwaukee has introduced a line of Inkzall Permanent Markers that have been optimized to work where others markers have failed. Taking the usability of the Inkzall a step further, Milwaukee also included a Stylus that can be used with touch devices such as iPad, iPhones, and other smartphones.
Bosch GLL 3-50
Tool Blog
Chris   November 08, 2013   0   1  
Bosch has announced that they have come out with the new GLL 3-50 three line laser, plus plumb dot. This laser looks to be a smaller cheaper alternative to the GLL 3-80, which uses a more complex optics system to produce three 360-degree planes.
Johnson Level Layout Square Giveaway
Chris   April 01, 2013   0   1  

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There is something common we all need when working on any type of project, and that is good layout and marking tools. But one tool is not good enough for every task. This month Tool-Rank has teamed up with Johnson Level to give away three of their newest layout squares so that you are ready to tackle your projects.
Woodpeckers Paolini Pocket Rule
Chris   March 13, 2013   1   1  
As Gary pointed out the other day in his Quick Tip, a simple ruler can come in really handy on the jobsite and you probably have an old one from a combination square lying around somewhere. But is the Paolini Pocket Rule from Woodpeckers better solution?
6-ruler layout
Gary   March 07, 2013   0   3  
As a finish carpenter, I have an apron pocket assigned for a small combination square. (In addition to whatever else finds its way in that pocket) But I notice that after tightening the ruler in the base over and over again, inevitably the day comes when the ruler no longer tightens in the base and it's time for a new combo square. So it was that as I was digging around in my tool box, I found a couple of loose steel rulers. Now I'm not one to throw something out if it has a purpose, but what can...
Johnson Billet Torpedo Levels
Chris   February 13, 2013   0   1  
Johnson has come out with a couple of new torpedo levels designed to meet the specific needs of tradesmen. These 6-inch and 9-inch levels are not your typical plastic torpedo levels but instead are machined out of solid aluminum and offer other professional features.
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