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Single-Stage vs Two-Stage Air Compressors

There are a lot of different ways to categorize reciprocating (piston-type) air compressors: horsepower, CFM output, frame type, tank size, the list goes on. All of those are pretty self-explanatory. An often overlooked and misunderstood category, however, is the number of compression stages. Your options here are either single-stage or two-stage and knowing the difference…

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Types of Circular Saws?

Sidewinders? Worm Drives? Hypoids? Oh my! No, this is not a zoology lesson! It’s an examination of circular saw types so you can decide what’s best for you. What is a Sidewinder or In-Line Circular Saw. It’s the most common type, especially in the eastern part of the United States. The sidewinder’s motor is mounted…

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Top DeWalt Tools By Trade

The Best DeWalt Tools By Trade As old man winter loosens the grasp on the majority of the country, March is a great time to evaluate your tool needs for the upcoming building season. DeWalt is making this a little easier this year by offering a record number of deals and promotions so we have…

Bosch GLL 100 G Green Beam Laser

Should You Choose A Green Beam Or Red Beam Laser?

Professionals who grew up using bubble spirit levels, plumb bobs and chalk lines for years are just now beginning to use laser levels. And since they’re familiar with the technology, now the question is whether to use a green- or red-beam laser; an issue that’s been kicking around for more than 20 years. But new…

Difference between Miter Saws and Table Saws

Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

The difference between a miter saw vs table saw can be a bit confusing. Miter saws and table saws both perform fundamental tasks and achieve common types of cuts, resulting in daily usage for craftsman. If you want to know how to choose table saws and miter saws for your shop, this guide shows exactly…

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