The Ultimate Construction Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Father’s Day 2019 is June 16, so you better get started on gift ideas if you want to impress dad this year. Whether your father is contractor, handyman, or DIYer, we’ve got a lot of great ideas for him this year.

For more more gift ideas, be sure to check out our past Father's Day Gift Guides from 20162017, and 2018 or our Ultimate Construction Holiday Gift Guides from 201520162017, and 2018

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In-Depth Look at The CAT S48c Rugged Smartphone | Tool Junkie

Late last year, CAT Phones released their first ever smartphone on a US carrier network, the S48c.  The phone is currently available on both the Sprint and Verizon Networks and I was recently able to test out the phone to get some better insight into how it operates. Overall, it offers the toughness to hold up to a jobsite at a reasonable price, but continue reading to hear about all of the details.

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3 Ladder Manufacturers Reinventing the Step Ladder | Tool Junkie

It seems weird to be talking about new step ladder designs.  Other than moving from wood to aluminum to fiberglass, the form and function of a stepladder hasn’t really ever changed.  One of the biggest opportunities has always been the gap between how step ladders were designed to be used as opposed to how people actually use them. 3 major manufacturers now have a solution to at least some of those problems.

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2019 Winners of World of Concrete’s Most Innovative Products Announced

The World of Concrete is a massive industry event hosted annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  For those who have never been, it’s an endless sea of exhibitor booths, training sessions, and even a bricklaying competition.  Every Year, Concrete Construction Magazine organizes a Most Innovative Product competition for many of the new products that are highlighted at the show.

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[VIDEO] The Most Comprehensive Review of Benchtop Thickness Planers You Can Find | Tool Junkie

When it comes to head to head tool battles, I can’t think of anyone that does a more comprehensive job than the team over at Tool Box Buzz.  In the past, the TBB Crew has tackled in-depth comparisons ½” cordless hammer drills, portable jobsite table saws, and tape measures, among several others.  Most recently, the team compared 8 different benchtop thickness planers in a variety of tests and determined the overall winner.

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Milwaukee Tool Adds Geofencing Option to Tool Tracking App ONE-KEY

Almost 3 years ago, Milwaukee Tool rolled out its tool tracking application called ONE-KEY, which is available on Apple, Android, or the web. The tool manufacturer has an ever-expanding line of tools that are ONE-KEY enabled, which not only let users edit the settings of their tools through an app, but they also allow them to lock out a tool, rendering it useless in case it’s lost or stolen.

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