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  1. Pacific Laser Systems (PLS) launches rugged new laser level platform

    Pacific Laser Systems (PLS) launches rugged new laser level platform

    Earlier this month, Pacific Laser Systems (PLS), a Fluke company, recently introduced a new product platform — including 11 new point, line, and rotary laser levels — with improved durability, accuracy, and performance...

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  2. Makita Launches the World's First Cordless Cut Off Saw

    Makita Launches the World's First Cordless Cut Off Saw

    The 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 14" Cut-Off Saw brings flexibility to contractors.
    This past November Makita announced the continued expansion of its range of tools powered by two 18V batteries with the new 18V X2 LXT® (36V) Brushless 14" Cut-Off Saw (XWL01). The XWL01 is the world’s first cordless cut-off saw, engineered for cutting light gauge metals including pipe, all thread, conduit, tub

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  3. New Name, Same Great Tools. Say HELLO to Metabo HPT.

    New Name, Same Great Tools. Say HELLO to Metabo HPT.

    Hitachi Power Tools recently announced that it has changed it's name from Hitachi Power Tools to Metabo HPT for its full line of power tools, fasteners, accessories and outdoor power equipment products for North America. Metabo HPT will continue to offer it's extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners...

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  4. New DeWALT Brushless Cordless Woodworking Tools

    New DeWALT Brushless Cordless Woodworking Tools

    DEWALT recently announced a series of New Brushless Cordless Woodworking Tools.

    Designed for professional cabinet makers and installers, trim carpenters, builders, remodelers, residential painters, furniture makers, and general contractors, the line features a new 20V MAX* XR® Brushless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (DCW210), 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Jig Saw (DCS334), a

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  5. Green vs Red Laser Levels, What’s the difference?

    Green vs Red Laser Levels, What’s the difference?

    Outside of the obvious difference in color, there are significant differences between red and green laser levels. While a green beam appears brighter to the human eye and often produces a crisper point or line, it can also be more expensive and consume more battery power. Knowing which laser level to pick is dependent on how you intend to use your laser level as well as how it fits into your budget.

    Overall, green laser tools are more visible to the human eye and will have some extended range over red lasers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s always a better choice.

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  6. The History of Burns Power Tools in Fall River and What They Saw There

    The History of Burns Power Tools in Fall River and What They Saw There

    America was a very different place in 1934 when John J. Burns opened his saw shop in Fall River, Massachusetts. Back then, the storefront was known then as Burns Saw and Machinery Company. It was a time of great uncertainty but Burns knew that the nation would always need builders and those builders would always need a central location to find the sharpest, most powerful tools for their jobs.

    Nearby, Boston was booming with building contracts, families spent $11 per week on food and the average price of a house was around $6,000. In the entertainment world, a curly-headed five-year-old named Shirley Temple brightened the gloom with her rendition of "The Good Ship Lollipop." On the news front, the talk around kitchen tables centered on the repeal of Prohibition and the violent ends of gangsters like John Dillinger or Bonnie and Clyde.

    Locally, Fall River had grown to be a thriving hub of textile mills but that was on the cusp of changing dramatically. In the bigger

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