Milwaukee RedStick Expanding Levels offer wide expansion ranges for truing building components and objects separated by a span. I’ve been working with both sizes on several of our jobs including a complete gut and remodel as well as an addition. More than a few features impressed me and make these tools something you may want […]
We used the new Makita AN924 Framing Nailer on several jobs over a period of several weeks including a complete home remodel. The work required the construction and modification of more than a few stud walls. Having used a Hitachi NR90AE nailer for over a decade, the Makita AN924 held its own as a powerful […]
I’ve been building for years, but I’ve never used a Fasco product. Until now, I’ve been content with my reliable Hitachi nailer to help me frame out the bones of one structure after the next. Well, today I’ve got my hands on the newest Fasco Framing Nailer and Scrailer. Fasco, originally an Italian company known for […]
I was challenged by a recent project that involved re-roofing a jewelry store. Now, I canâ€™t say specifically what was done for obvious reasons, but letâ€™s just say that installing a security roof in this application involved hundreds of 5″ x Â¼” lag bolts. Each of these lag bolts had to be driven through a yellow pine 2×6, Â¾” torch-down roofing membrane, Â¾” plywood and, finally, into the edge of a 2×4… all with no pre-drilled holes. This is a pretty grueling test for any impact driver. Providentially, I was able to get my hands on the new Makita LXDT08 Brushless Impact Driver and, honestly, I couldnâ€™t think of a better test. I was also thankful to get the extra tool on loan, because this was going to be a lot of work.