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DeWalt Flexvolt Joist Drill making holes in framing studs

Electricians Benefit Using Cordless Tools

Cordless power tools are the big thing in every contractor and tradesman’s tool bag. We all love cordless tools because it’s so much more convenient to use a cordless screwdriver in lieu of a standard screwdriver that requires us to twist our hand and wrist 50 times to deal with one screw or a heavy…

Bosch GBH18V-26 Cordless Rotary Hammer Review

The Bosch GBH18V-26 isn’t just any cordless rotary hammer. The rotary hammer is the workhorse of any construction site, providing the power and torque to drill and chisel in concrete and masonry materials. But the real differentiator among these power tools is putting all of that performance in a package that delivers great power at…

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OSHA’s Silica Dust Rule

What Is OSHA’s Rule On Silica Dust? OSHA has set September 23, 2017* as the date by which all construction employers must comply with new standards to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica that took effect earlier this year.  Silica dust is encountered on construction sites in construction material such as concrete, brick,…

DeWalt DCD460B FLEXVOLT VSR Joist Drill Review

Set up your project for conduit, wire, pipes and more with the DeWalt’s VST joint drill. It has a powerful E-Clutch® that senses binding and adjusts the torque so you can keep working. This cordless stud and joist drill is part of the revolutionary FLEXVOLT™ battery line that gives you portable convenience with power comparable…

Makita XFD11ZB Sub-Compact Brushless Drill Driver

Use the Makita® XFD11ZB LXT® Sub-Compact Drill Driver to create pilot holes for screws and other projects. This unit is compact enough to fit between studs in your frame so you can remodel with less effort. Its exceptional power makes it one of the best small drills for contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike. The entire Makita…

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Respirable Silica Dust Levels Must Be Reduced On Every Jobsite

The Clock Is Ticking On OSHA’s Silica Dust Requirements Every jobsite in America where concrete is cut, drilled or requires grinding changed on March 24, 2016. That’s when the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ruling was announced that reduces worker exposure to respirable silica dust in an eight-hour period from…

Differences Between Concrete Drilling And Diamond Coring

Carbide Cor Bits or Diamond Core Bits? Concrete is very sturdy, making it one of the most popular materials for foundations, heavy duty walls, and many other applications. One of the biggest challenges that builders and plumbers face is concrete drilling to run conduits, including water and sewer piping. Every plumber has their own preference…

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