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6 inch line on microwave hood.
Learn how to run it on this page.
95% furnace installation tips.
You can find them on this page.

A/C condensate line installation.
Learn how to do it in Chapter #50 of my DIGuide book.

A/C ductwork for remodel.
Learn what kind of work should be done and what kind of ductwork should be used for your remodeling project on this page.

A/C ductwork instructions.
Get instructions in my DIGuide book.

Air duct bangs when furnace shuts off.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Add return in basement with no supply.
It doesn’t make sense.

Air handler condensation dripping from copper lines.
Use armaflex to insulate.

Backdraft damper does it help with noise?

Basement duct work ideas.
You can find all of them on this page.

Basement wall duct.
Learn how to install it on this page.

Bath fan exhaust through brick wall.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Best way to install duct toe kick vent.
I have a Chapter in my Kitchen Remodeling book dedicated to this issue.

B-vent share furnace and range hood.
No, you cannot do it – against code.

Can a household furnace explode from too much water?
It would require all sensors to be failed …

Can an 80% efficiency gas furnace be located in a closet?

Can closing vents ruin furnace?
Yes if you just closed them. Get more info on this page.

Can cold air return ducts be made from wood?

Can duct work be installed in the attic even if you have a basement?

Can hot-air heat vent be moved?
Yes. Learn how you can do it on this page.

Can I add an extra return air grille in the basement and close the one upstairs to suck up the cold air from the basement to cool the house?
Yes you can, and it will help to control level of humidity in your basement, but do not expect to save a lot of money on it. Get more info on this page.

Can I put a supply duct on top of my plenum?
Yes you can, but it’s not a very good idea.

Can I cut a cold air return pipe?

Can I move duct work from center of basement to the wall?
Yes, you can do it, but this is a big job and you can learn how to do it on this page.

Can I use two 8" A/C ducts instead of a 16”?
No, you need at least six of them.

Can new steel ductwork make you sick should I buy metal or flexible ductwork?

Can you attach duct to register first in tight spaces?
Yes you can, but rather to a register box.

Crawlspace humidity is 48% relative humidity is this good?
It depends on the dew point, but in general it’s not too bad at all.

Do I need combustion pot for a hot water tank?
No, but you may learn how to avoid cold air coming through the vent on this page.

Do I put duct work in a new house on outside wall?
No. Learn how to do it right way on this page.

Do it yourself ductwork installation download DVD.
There are two ductwork installation DVD-s on the market, you can Google them and buy them but they can’t be too good. The problem with such learning materials – they can give you visual experience, but they cannot provide the whole variety of cases the ductwork installer dealing with in the real live. However if you are serious about learning this trade I would recommend to buy both: One of those DVD-s and my Ductwork Installation Guide book.

Do sheet metal companies install kitchen exhaust vents?
Yes. But you can learn how to do it yourself on this page.

Do you have to add another air handler to add another return?
If it only one return – I do not think so.

Do you need a humidifier installed in a bungalow?
What make you think that a bungalow is any different than for example a colonial?

Does a range hood with 3.25''x 10'' duct need a damper?
Yes – back draft damper.

Does direct vent system need air return duct?

Does it save on your electric bill if you close off vents to rooms that don’t get used?
Yes it does, but you must do it the right way.

Does fresh air save energy?
No, but you may need it anyways.

Duct’s wrap insulation templates for elbows.
You do not need any templates to wrap elbows. Learn how to do it on this page.

Ducting for microwave vent.
You can learn how to install it on this page.

For a basement bath fan, can one attach solid duct to flex tubing in order to vent?

Furnace in crawl space advantages, disadvantages.
Advantages – saved 10 or so square foot in your house. Disadvantages – countless!

How big should I build a trunk line for a 3 ½” ton heat pump?
24” x 10” or even by 8” should be enough.

How far apart is a bathroom vent fan supposed to be from the a/c vent?
It could be placed just next to it, but it would be better to keep a bath fan above the toilet bowl and A/C vent next to the window.

How far apart do you put the fresh air intake from the exhaust on a propane furnace outside the house?

How far does a dryer vent have to be from combustion air?

How much to tap in to existing duct work to cool a garage?
Nothing! –It’s against code.

How riser ducts work?
Learn how it works on this page.

How to cut into duct for basement renovation?
I have a chapter from my Finished Basement Edition dedicated to this issue, but I would recommend you to purchase this book as a whole.

How to hang duct work?
There are several techniques available for this topic and in this book you can learn them all.

How to connect ductwork to microwave?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to correct heating duct noise?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to crimp and put a sheet metal pipe together?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install A/C ductwork in crawlspace?
Just the way it installed in the basement.

How to install air returns in existing walls?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install an exhaust for microwave?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install an extra A/C vent into existing ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How should a metal hanging strap look when attached to an attic duct?

Install outside vent microwave how many elbows?
You should put as many elbows as it takes. Learn how to do it on this page.

Install wall register.
Learn how to do it in Chapter #52 of my DIGuide.

Installation central air in attic illustrations.
You can get it on this page.

I have 2 dryers when one is running and the other one isn’t it fills up with humidity is this ok?
No, you should vent them out separately.

Is it a good idea to shut off air and heat vents in rooms that are not being used?
It depends on how many vents you are planning to close. Read more on this page.

Is it true I should leave my air vents open even when I am not using the room?
Yes and no! Learn how to do it the right way on this page.

Is my gas furnace large enough for finishing basement?

Is there special duct for toe kick venting?
Yes, they name it a Toe Kick 90*.

Is there a special way to cut ducting?
Yes! Learn how to do it on this page.

Jenn-air microwave hood installation instruction?
Get them all on this page.

Kitchen vent ducting do I need to insulate it?
If it goes to the attic then yes.

My heat and air guy says not to close off vents in unused rooms as it is bad for the heating unit.
He is right and wrong at the same time. Learn how to do it right on this page.

My ductwork is oil canning ticking noise in ceiling.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Noises coming from duct work.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Practice guidelines for installation round duct work.
Buy my Ductwork Installation Guide book and get them all.

Regular banging noise in house.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Riser calculation.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Running duct work to toe kick.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Should I let my builder install hvac ducts in my attic?
Only if there are no other choices!

Should fresh air be brought into finished basements?
It should be connected to the return duct.

Some sound from vents every eight seconds.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Shutting air vent some in one room does it makes more air come out of another?

What causes whistling in an air-condition duct?
The air.

What is a duct installer?
Usually it’s a guy just like you…

Where can I buy a plenum kit for a Goodman air handler?
Well you can buy it at the local tin shop or you can do it yourself! Contact me on this page.

Which is the best duct installation out there on the market?
The best ductwork installation is the one that would be done by you after you read of my Ductwork Installation Guide book.

Why the wall keeps making a ticking noise?
If there is a duct learn how to fix it on this page.

Will a broken duct cause an electric furnace to put cold air thru vents?
Yes, it might.

Will closing one air register increase flow to another?

Will shutting heating vents ruin the furnace?
Yes, if you’ll do it by yourself without reading on this page.

Tools in My Work Apron 3

TEKTON 3110 3-lb. Fiberglass Sledge Hammer
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
Drop Forged, Heat Treated Steel Heat, Fully Polished Heat, Square, Polished Striking Faces, Rugged 50 percent Fiberglass Handle, Cushioned Textured Non-Slip Rubber Grip, Epoxy Bond Locks Heat to Handle.

Product Description
Tekton by M.I.T. 3-lb Fiberglass Sledge Hammer features: Drop Forged, Heat Treated Steel Head, Fully Polished Head, Square, Polished Striking Faces, Rugged 50 percent Fiberglass Handle, Cushioned Textured Non-Slip Rubber Grip, Epoxy Bond Locks Head to Handle

Technical Details
  • Drop Forged, Heat Treated Steel Head
  • Fully Polished Head
  • Square, Polished Striking Faces
  • Rugged 50 percent Fiberglass Handle
  • Cushioned Textured Non-Slip Rubber Grip
Customer Review
I'm doing a bit of remodeling and needed something with a bit more punch to it than just a claw hammer. Didn't want to step up to a full sledge since its mostly inside work so I looked around for a good hand sledge. Looked in local stores; Lowes, Home depot etc. Depending on sales, this one is slightly cheaper for more hammer.

It has a nice long handle which gives some more swing power. It also feels nicely balanced so it doesn't seem to take effort to wield it. So far it has held up well although I haven't really gotten into the big projects yet. But the handle has taken some abuse and still looks good. If it falls apart anytime soon I'll update but so far I feel like I've made a good purchase and would get again.
Malco TS1 Turbo Shear 20 Gauge Capacity Sheet Metal Cutting Attachment for 3/8-Inch Drills

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Product Description
The Malco TurboShear convert your power drill to a power shears. To operate this time-saving tool, simply insert the TurboShear directly into any 3/8-inch chuck of a standard 1,200 RPM A/C or cordless drill. This rugged but inexpressive accessory cuts straight and to the left. It makes fast cuts in sheet metal and is capable of navigating tight curved patterns and squares in heavy 20-gauge galvanized steel. Blind cuts require only a 1/2-inch starting hole. Cutting applications include both ferrous and non-ferrous sheet metals, metal roofing/building panels, vinyl, steel mesh, duct work, even the thick metal of furnace jackets, equipment enclosures or automotive body panels. An offset design keeps both hands away from work surface. The long-wearing hardened jaws are also replaceable.
MALCO HANDHELD TURBO SHEAR Attaches to a standard 1200 rpm A/C or cordless drill to create a power shear Cuts straight and to the left in heavy 20 gauge galvanized steel Use on ferrous and non- ferrous sheet metal, metal roofing, vinyl, steel mesh, ductwork and furnace jackets Clamshell

Technical Details
  • Converts your power drill to a power shears
  • Makes fast cuts in sheet metal
  • 20-gauge capacity in galvanized steel
  • Makes short work of long rip cuts in metal roofing or building panels
  • Inserts into any 3/8-inch chuck drill
Customer Review
I was extremely pleased that I purchased this tool. I had a metal roof put on my home and there was enough scrap pieces left that I was able to cut the pieces and use for my shed roof. If I didn't have this tool my hands would have fallen off. The tool for the price worked great. After doing an initial test cut you get a feel for how to use the tool to manage going over the ribs of the metal.

Malco TSDC Drill Clamp Assembly for All Turbo Shear Attachments

Product Description

From the Manufacturer
The Drill Clamp fits most 1200 rpm or larger cordless or A/C drills to make cutting with the TurboShear Model TS1 a one-handed operation. Made of strong but lightweight aluminum, the rails of the TSDC Drill Clamp are easily attached to the TS1 and positioned and tightened over the body of a drill. The TSCE Drill Clamp and TS1 TurboShear combination can be repositioned upside down as required for even greater maneuverability when cutting across a large expanse of material or through mild profiles

  • Makes cutting with the TurboShear model TS1 a one-handed operation
  • Rails of the drill clamp are easily attached to the TS1 TurboShear, and positioned over the body of the drill
  • Compatible with all current and pre-existing Malco TurboShear drill attachments
  • Made of strong but lightweight aluminum
  • Fits most 1200 RPM or larger cordless or A/C drills
  • Made in the USA
Customer Review
I really like it. And I would recommend it. You will not regret it, will be taking on. Delivery is also very fast and good.
Malco HC1 2-Inch-to-12-Inch Sheet Metal Hole Cutter Accessory for 1/4-Inch or Larger Drill

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Product Description
The Malco 2-Inch-to-12-Inch Sheet Metal Hole Cutter Accessory adjusts for cutting varying size holes in galvanized sheet metal. This hole cutter installs into the chuck of a standard electric drill as small as 1/4-inch. It stores easily in a tool box and features a lightweight aluminum frame and high-speed bearings at the top and bottom of the drill shaft to assure perfect cutting balance and long cutting life. This 20-gauge capacity Malco sheet metal hole cutter comes with replaceable cutting bits.
Distinctive gold Bits, Bearings and Pivot Pin signify the longest lasting, fastest cutting, easiest adjusting solution for cutting holes in sheet metal. Malco Hole Cutters quickly install into the chuck of any corded or cordless drill as small as 1/4" (6.4 mm). Lightweight aluminum frames make these accessories extremely portable for a variety of hole cutting applications in sheet metal including 20-gauge (1.02 mm) galvanized steel. A compact model HC1 Hole Cutter is adjustable for making 2 to 12" (51 to 305 mm) diameter holes. The larger HC2 model cuts 2 to 20" (51 to 508 mm) holes. A combination English/Metric diameter gauge is included on the adjustable pivot slide for both models and both models use the same mill-type Cutter Bit and replacement parts

Technical Details
  • A hole cutter accessory that adjusts for cutting 2-inch-to-12-inch holes in galvanized sheet metal
  • High-speed bearings assure perfect cutting balance and long cutting life
  • Features a lightweight aluminum frame
  • Includes replaceable cutting bits; stores easily in a tool box
  • Installs into the chuck of a standard electric drill as small as 1/4-inch
Customer Review
I got this for work cutting holes in aircraft for installation its parts. It works great and has not let me down and customers love the work. Thanks.
Stack-On PR-23 23-Inch Professional Multi-Purpose Plastic Tool Box, Red

Product Description

From the Manufacturer
Stack-On's 23-Inch Professional Tool Box is built tough to support larger loads. It has large riveted nickel plated, steel draw bolts to secure the lid and steel riveted handle tie downs that allow it to hold heavy loads. The galvanized steel hinge pins keep box from separating and make sure this is a box that will be around for many years to come. Includes a deluxe, lift out tray and fully lockable with padlock eye. Great for many uses!

Product Description
What We Like About the Stack-On 23 in. Pro Tool Box Perhaps the best feature of the Pro Tool Box is the ample storage space it offers for all your tools and supplies. It boasts a unique design with a lid that was built higher than other tool boxes to increase your storage space. Equipped with a removable tote tray, the Pro Tool Box helps organize your gear as well as store it. With a lockable lid, a sturdy handle, and bottom feet to keep it dry and clean, this plastic tool box can go any where. About Stack-On Products Company is a leading manufacturer of top quality tool storage and security products. Since 1972, Stack-On has supplied a wide and diverse line of tool storage products to meet the needs of mechanics, maintenance personnel, trades persons, homeowners and hobbyists throughout the world. Stack-On's warehouses are centrally located in Northeast Illinois, near Chicago. A plastic tool box with incredible storage space constructed with a heavy-duty plastic. Its attractive red exterior is finished with a black trim. Unique design increases storage capacity. Equipped with bottom feet to keep it clean and dry. Features a removable tote tray.

Customer Review

I ordered online after being unable to find a good sturdy box with METAL hinges that don't fall off and get lost or break easily. This is very well designed, sturdy, lots of room in it but not too big or heavy. I bought 4 more to keep various tools in to store and transport easily. Even the latches are engineered on an angle so they do not catch when sliding it in or out of the truck -they won't break. This is a great value at twice the price. Quick shipping too, very pleased.

Graintex OD1103 12 Pocket Professional Work Apron

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
12 Pocket Professional Work Apron
Technical Details
  • 4 Main and 6 Small Pockets. 1 Leather Tape Holder with Safety Strap
  • 1 Utility Knife Pocket . 2 Metal Hammer Holders
  • Metal Hooks for Suspenders . 2-Inch Web Belt Fits Waist 28-Inch 50-Inch
  • Double Needle Steel Roller Buckle
  • Heavy Duty Oil Tanned Top Grain Leather. Tools not included
Customer Review
The two things I'm absolutely loving for in a tool belt - long life, and enough space for the critical tools I use the most. This belt has both. First - I've only had it for about 2 weeks, but so far it seems very solid, well-made, and should last quite a while. Its constructed of treated lather, and the stitching is heavy duty. Secondly, It had room fro several screw drivers, two hammers, two hardware pouches (screws, nails, whatever), a tape measure, and room for 5-6 other hand tools. The belt is sturdy enough to a lot support a separate (NOT INCLUDED) drill holster. This means I have enough room in the belt to store the things that will keep me from going up and down the ladder a million times to get the next tool. Crucial. This belt overall is solid, priced reasonably (when I purchased it), looks great, and is roomy enough for my needs. Recommended.
Makita LXFD01CW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill Kit

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Product Description
The Makita LXFD01CW 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2-Inch Driver-Drill delivers power, performance, and improved ergonomics in a compact size. The LXFD01CW weighs only 3.3 pounds, and the 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion battery reaches a full charge in only 15 minutes on Makita's ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Battery Charger for more work and less downtime.

Technical Details
  • 4-pole motor for 480 inch-pounds max torque; 2-speed transmission (0-400 / 0-1,500 RPM)
  • 7-9/16 inches long; weighs only 3.3 pounds
  • Built-in LED light illuminates work area
  • Battery and charger produce 430 percent more total lifetime work, 2.5 times more cycles
  • Backed by 3-year warranty on tool; 1-year warranty on battery and charger
Customer Review
Just purchased this drill/driver and since it is so new to the marketplace none of us can really comment of it's longevity or wear characteristics, but based upon it's predecessor and first impressions, it is going to do just fine. It is a small, lightweight powerhouse that does what it says it does and does it better than anything else comparable. Even with Amazons current DeWalt promotion it matches the price with an arguably inferior product, no thanks. But then I have always preferred Makita to DeWalt from construction jobs to Industrial maintenance jobs. I guess the point of this review is that this Makita continues that legacy and does so well.

My critiques: A poorly designed but very well made case. (needs more and specific cord space and better compartments for accessories or needs to be smaller).
Melody selection on the charger could be at least as good as my daughter’s jewelry box.
The battery cover is weak and poorly fitting.
Other than that or perhaps in spite of that, I'm quite pleased.

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC825B 1/4-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Impact Driver

Product Description

The DEWALT DC825B 1/4-inch 18-volt cordless impact driver (bare tool) is an ideal choice for tackling a broad range of fastening applications. Its high-power frameless motor, variable-speed trigger, and ergonomic design all contribute to easy handling, while the exclusive, XRP extended run time battery system lets you work until the job at hand is complete.

Customer Review
Best. Tool. Ever.
I actually got this tool when I bought the 6-tool set that comes in a contractor bag. I really bought the set for the reciprocating saw, the circular saw, the grinder, and the "normal" drill. My attitude toward the impact driver was more or less, "eh, that thing looks pretty wimpy". Well, that was two months ago, before I completely re-framed half of a house...

DEWALT DW2235IR 5-Piece Magnetic Impact Ready Nutsetter Set

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Product Description
From the Manufacturer
DeWalt DW2235IR 5 Piece Magnetic Impact Ready Nutsetter Set is perfect for impact drivers and wrenches. These magnetic nut drivers have patented geometry that reduces rounding of the hex. The advanced hardening process provides maximum durability, while the extra-strength magnet provides superior bit retention. This magnetic nutdriver has recessed corners for drives on flats that minimize shavings. The industrial strength magnet maximizes fastener retention, while the pivoting product pivots up to 20 degrees allowing one to get into tight spaces or corners. This set includes a 1/4-Inch, 5/16-Inch, 3/8-Inch, 7/16-Inch and 1/2-Inch nut drivers.
Product Description
Impact Ready magnetic nut driver bits are ideal for impact drivers and wrenches. Impact Ready bits can withstand up to 2000 in./lb. of torque. Patented geometry reduces rounding of the hex. Advanced hardening process provides maximum durability. Extra-strength magnet delivers superior bit retention. Nut drivers have recessed corners for drives on flats that minimize shavings. 1/4" shank. Set includes 1 each 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", and 1/2".
Technical Details
  • Product designed for use in Impact Drivers and Wrenches
  • Recessed Corners = drives on flats which minimizes shavings
  • Industrial strength magnet maximizes fastener retention
  • Extra-strength magnet for superior bit retention
Customer Review
I have had a lot of these nut driver sets, including some older DeWalt and newer Milwaukee. This set holds and drives the screws and nuts as good or better than the several I've owned and used. So far, the durability is better than most. This is the first set I've gotten with a 1/2" socket, as most off the sleeve sets don't have it. I really like having that 1/2" driver for driving small lag screws. Another nice feature is the socket size lables on them, which show even in dim light.
It could only be better if it included a metric set too. I could really use a good 10 MM driver.
Bare-Tool Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)
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Product Description
Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw delivers faster cutting and demolition performance to the jobsite. The BJR182Z has a high-torque motor with a 1-1/8-inch stroke that is engineered for a range of cutting and demolition tasks. The LXT Lithium-Ion Battery (sold separately) makes this reciprocating saw perfect for remote use, where running a cord is not an option.

Technical Detales
  • Variable-speed D35 high-torque motor delivers 0-2,900 strokes per minute
  • 1-1/8-inch length stroke for faster cutting and maximum productivity
  • Compact design at 17-3/4 inches long and 7.7-pound weight for reduced operator fatigue Includes features such as tool-less blade change and shoe adjustments
  • Tool backed by three-year warranty
Customer Review
First off, if you put this side to side with a corded super Saw-zall, the Saw-zall will win hands down. For what it is, the Makita is a truly amazing product.
Some quick points / comments:

Never had any problems with changing the blades and I regularly get mine full of mud using it with a long blade to cut out tree roots.

The Batteries last about 12 minutes if your using it really hard, and they get very hot and take 30-40 minutes before they are charged again, due to the additional time required to cool them. If you’re going to really use this saw hard on a regular basis, buy more batteries.

I used this saw with a 12" blade in it to cut down a 47 year old spruce tree when my chain saw wasn't available. It was over 15" thick. Took the saw a while, but it did it.

I've cut metal, plaster, metal lath, 4x4's, lots of conduit, lots of tree trimming / pruning, etc. It's really worked well on all of it.

One suggestion, you get what you pay for in terms of blades. I think the Bosch blades are some of the very best. Lenox blades are also very good, but tend to warp from the heat during heavy use more than the Bosch blades do. The Milwaukee blades are pretty decent.

It likely won't replace your super saw-zall for really heavy demo work, but for everything else, I think it is just an amazing tool.
Bosch 1191VSRK 120-Volt 1/2-Inch Single-Speed Hammer Drill
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
Bosch’s 1191VSRK 1/2-inch VSR hammer drill has a powerful 7 amp reversing motor and an ergonomic design engineered to provide the highest performance-to-weight-ratio in its class. Use the selector lever to choose the hammer drill or drill only for steel, wood, or aluminum. This kit includes a 360-degree handle, depth gauge, and carrying case.

Product Description
The New Bosch 1191VSRK 1/2-inch VSR hammer drill has a powerful 7 amp reversing motor and an ergonomic design engineered to provide the highest performance to weight ratio in its class. Use the selector lever to choose the hammer drill or drill only for steel, wood, or aluminum. Kit includes 360-degree handle, depth gauge, and carrying case.

Technical Details
  • Lightweight design is perfect for small diameter drilling applications
  • 7 amp motor provides the highest performance-to-weight-ratio in its class
  • 360 degree auxiliary handle, built-in quick release depth gauge provide wide range of movement
  • Compact design combines aggressive impact mechanism with more powerful motor
  • 2-mode selector easily coverts from rotation only to hammer drill
Customer Review
Picked this up yesterday after being aggravated at my cordless Milwaukee hammer drill that was taking 4 or 5 minutes to drill a 3/16" x 1.5" hole in brick. Compared to my 18V Ni-cad cordless, this Bosch is great. It chewed through holes in about 15 or 20 seconds. The build quality seems pretty good. I think the depth gauge is pretty cheap. It's plastic. I think they should have added a dollar or two to the price and made the gauge out of aluminum. The handle attached solidly and I had no problems with it or with bit slippage, as others have mentioned. I chose this drill over a similar DeWalt because of both the reputation and my previous experience with Bosch tools. The Bosch also comes with a case, whereas the DeWalt did not. I'll see how this drill holds up and will report back with any problems.
Milwaukee 6509-22 Saw-zall 11-Amp Reciprocating Saw

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Product Description

About this Saw-zall Model
The 11 amp Saw-zall from Milwaukee is durable and super light -- weighing in at just 7 pounds, for the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. This small but tough saw offers a variable speed trigger that sends the blade from 0-2,800 strokes per minute, with a 3/4-inch stroke length and a Quik-Lok blade clamp for fast, tool-less blade changes.
The 6509-22 is chock full of convenience features that will make it a go-to pick that never gathers dust in your garage. Its rubber boot provides superior gripping for real control and exceptional accuracy, and the adjustable shoe gives you longer blade life and more cut control. You can even clamp the blades upside down for special cutting circumstances. Double insulated with a double-bearing wobble plate mechanism for smoother handling, this saw also boasts a heavy-duty 'S' jacket and an 8-foot, 2-wire cord.
This Saw-zall uses standard 1/2-inch shank Saw-zall blades, and one is included with this kit -- plus a carrying case to keep everything together and organized.
The 6509-22 is the perfect choice for any task that requires a reciprocating saw; and depending on your Saw-zall blade choice, you'll find that it cuts easily through wood and plastics, metal, pipes, and even wood with nails in it.
Choosing a Saw-zall Blade
When selecting a Saw-zall blade, first consider your project. Each Saw-zall blade style has a series of icons on its packaging -- and these icons demonstrate the materials which the blades are best-suited to cut. There's a separate icon for a variety of materials, including wood, plastics, wood with nails, and metal.

Technical Details
  • 11 amp reciprocating, variable speed (0-2,800 stroke per minute), quick-lock blade clamp 3/4-inch stroke length, double bearing wobble plate reduces vibrations
  • Rubber boot for enhanced grip, center pivot adjustable shoe
  • 7 pounds, 3/4-inch stroke length
  • Includes saw, 1 blade and case
Customer Review
I have an old came in a metal case rather than a plastic one. Everything mentioned about it in the other reviews is true, it's a very versatile tool. It will seemingly cut through son whacked off a Master padlock in about five seconds recently. You should plan on buying blades, lots of blades! Because it's so versatile, one is tempted to undertake a cutting task with the wrong blade, which can be frustrating if not dangerous. So always match the blade to the task.

I would not advise this as one's first or only power saw. It's really not meant for long, straight cuts, although you can do them with practice. But as a second saw, for demolition, for large branch trimming, pipe and metal cutting, it's a gem. This is the right tool for so many jobs!
Lenox Tools 308021200L Electricians Speed Slot Bi-Metal Hole Saw Set, 17 -Piece

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The Lenox Tools 308021200L 17 Piece Electricians Speed Slot Bi-Metal Hole Saw Set features the new Speed Slot Hole Saws by Lenox. The new Speed Slot hole saw outperforms all competitors in wood cutting, plug removal, and metal cutting applications. The patent pending Speed Slot features a staircase design for easy plug removal. The slot is wider than most and is placed lower on the hole saw with multiple leverage points to easily eject the plug with a standard screwdriver. The hole saw is 10-percent taller than the previous model to deliver cleaner cuts through two-by lumber. The Speed Slot efficiently removes saw dust and chips while producing a fast cut and preventing the plug from getting stuck in the saw. The new hole saw also features up to twice the life of the previous model when cutting metal. An enhanced tooth geometry, a thin kerf design and an advanced coating contribute to the efficiency of the cutting process by removing material faster, therefore generating less heat while cutting (3/4-Inch, 7/8-Inch, 1-1/8-Inch, 1-3/8-Inch, 1-3/4-Inch, 2-Inch, 2-1/2-Inch, 2-11/16-Inch, 3-Inch, 3-5/8-Inch, 4-1/8-Inch, 4-3/4-Inch, SNAP-BACK Arbors: 2L, 5L, 3 pilot drill bits).

Product Description
  • Electrician Bi-Metal Hole Saw Kits
  • Technical Details
  • Speed Slot features a staircase design for easy plug removal
  • Up to 2X the life in metal cutting
  • Deeper hole saw allows for easier removal
  • Bi-Metal Construction for longer life
  • Enhanced tooth geometry, a thin kerf design, and an advanced coating for life and speed
Makita 5007MG Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

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Product Description
The Makita 7-1/4-Inch Magnesium Circular Saw features highly durable magnesium components and a powerful 15 AMP Makita-built industrial motor. The 5007MG seamlessly balances weight, power, durability, and ease of use, making it the most refined circular saw on the market.

Technical Details
  • Quick change from 0 to 45 degrees and back using positive stops that are connected to easy-to-grip-levers
  • Easy-to-read number and ruler markings on base and depth guide allow user to measure and follow cuts accurately
  • Reinforced power cord withstands jobsite abuse
  • Easy one-handed adjustments using large, rubberized levers
  • 1 year warranty
Customer Review
I bought this saw about a month ago and I love that it is so light compared to the Milwaukee saws. I am normally a Milwaukee guy , but I wanted to try a different brand so I took a chance on Makita. I own a lot of Makita tools just not there saws . I am a carpenter and I need stuff to last because it gets used every day for 8+ hours. After I used the saw I love the balance and weight I also think the LED work light is a nice thing to have in low light conditions. All around I would recommend to all people that need a saw that is built to last!!!
Louisville Ladder FS2005 250-Pound Duty Rating Fiberglass Stepladder, 5-Foot

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A 5-foot medium duty Fiberglass Stepladder, with a 250 lbs work capacity. Great for painting small rooms. Now Features Louisville exclusive “Pro Top” designed with innovative features to improve the user’s performance when working electrical, utility, heavy construction, and residential jobs. Pro top includes a magnet tray, hardware tray, curved ergonomic front, drill and tool slots, paint bucket holder, and a pipe or 2x4 holder to increase productivity and extreme durability. Molded-in slots help keep tools close at hand. In also has pinch resistant spreader braces, slip resistant rubber feet, and double-rivet step construction, secured with six large headed, semi-tubular steel rivets for maximum strength. 30% greater shear strength than solid aluminum rivets.

Product Description
Economically priced LOUISVILLE Type 1 Ladders are good for general use applications such as electrical jobs, maintenance work and painting. on-conductive ladders include plastic tool-tray top with molded-in pail holder and pinchless spreaders. 3" traction-thread aluminum steps. Meets ANSI A14.5 and CSA requirements. NOTE: 3- and 4-step ladders ship via small package carrier.

Technical Details
  • Fiberglass is non-conductive when clean and dry
  • 250 Lbs, load capacity, includes weight of user and tools
  • Slip resistant rubber feet, aluminum angle feet with thick rubber tread on all four legs to provide sure footing
  • Molded top with handyman's tool slots, rugged, nonconductive structural molded top is extremely durable
  • The ladder meets or exceeds the safety standards set by ANSI, American National Standards Institute and OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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