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Pro tips and techniques that will give you a helping hand in your daily life on the jobsite.

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    How To Build Your Own Truck Storage System

    Hauling around your tools and equipment just got easier. These field-tested tips from a fellow pro will help turn your truck into a customized, tool-toting, smart-working ride.

    Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector

    Everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. A veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.


    Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

    New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.


    Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

    Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


    Cordless Circular Saw Buying Guide

    Find out which circular saw is best suited for you.

    Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim

    Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality...


    5 Tips to Keep Your Painting Job On Time and On Budget

    Skill and talent are critical skills in a painting business, but they can’t keep you afloat if you’re constantly running...

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    9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

    Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


    5 Ways to Find (and Keep) Skilled Jobsite Workers

    These five tips can help business owners conquer the current construction labor shortage by focusing on hiring and retaining the...


    5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Spray Foam Gun

    Consider your spray foam truck as a factory on wheels, and therefore, maintain it as you would any other industrial...


    Werner Hosting Free Virtual Safety Trainings for Construction Workers

    Educational videos and certification are being offered for free as part of a national safety initiative.

    How Small Businesses Can Avoid Economic Stimulus Scams

    The Small Business Administration recently issued a warning about scammers trying to take advantage of people applying for small business...


    80 Hacks for Repurposing Random Old Household Items

    Old milk jugs and pool noodles are standard materials for repurposing, but check out what you can do with items...


    STUDY: Do People Actually Want ‘Trendy’ Products in Their Homes?

    There are tons of options for homebuilding products with trendy features like smart technology. But do people actually want them...


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    How to Avoid Callbacks (and Other Customer Service Tips)

    Avoid callbacks. Increase repeat business. Generate more referrals. These are must-read tips for all painting contractors, but they also apply...


    8 Tool Maintenance Tips You Need to Follow

    Just a few simple steps can help keep your tools in great working condition.

    How to Protect a House During a Remodel

    It's important during any remodeling project to safeguard the unaffected parts of the house from damage and filth. Here are...


    How To Sharpen Tools

    Pros know that dull tools waste time and money. Check out these clever tips for sharpening a chain saw, shovels,...


    Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

    Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


    20 Tips and Tools That Make House Demolition Simple

    Demolition shouldn't be a haphazard job, especially for the professionals. These tips and tools will make your residential remodeling and...


    Job Site Clean-Up Tips

    The job's not over until you've cleaned up your mess. Use these tips to limit the mess in the first...


    A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

    Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...


    Tips for Cutting and Connecting Pipes

    Pro plumbers share their favorite tips and tricks for cutting and connecting pipe.


    How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

    A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...

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    12 Scaffolding Safety Tips and Hints

    We picked the brain of a scaffolding expert, and he gave us these great tips on how to work smart...


    Building and House Wrap Installation Tips

    House wrap isn't fun to install, but with the goal of energy efficiency, it's here to stay. There have been...


    How to Keep Things Clean On a Construction Site

    Keep your construction gear sparkly clean and your jobsites tidy with these pro cleaning tips.


    Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

    Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.


    13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

    Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


    Secrets of the Sawhorse: 7 Tips and Tricks

    A folding metal sawhorse is every tradesman’s best buddy. They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to store. Here are some helpful...