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DeWalt Technology Tour 2018 - October 24th, 2018

DeWalt Technology Tour 2018 - October 24th, 2018

Please join us on October 24th for the 2018 DeWalt Technology Tour at our northeast Star Sales location- 29 Commerce Way, Woburn Mass 01801.

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Fill in the Gaps With Todol Products

Fill in the Gaps With Todol Products

If there's a space in your walls, oddball gaps around a door or other spaces that need to be filled, Todol's line of products provide a wide range of solutions. But which of these products is the right one for your next project? Here's a quick overview of all the options available from this diverse line of products from this preeminent expanding foam manufacturer

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A Quick Review of XCEL Sealant Products for Construction

A Quick Review of XCEL Sealant Products for Construction

On construction projects, having quality sealant and adhesive can make a big difference between how well everything turns out in the end. XCEL Sealant provides a wide range of options to help you get the job done quickly or more effectively. Here's a look at some of the different products offered and the different applications where they work well.

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How to Pick Between Steel & Carbide Reciprocal Saw Blades

How to Pick Between Steel & Carbide Reciprocal Saw Blades

No matter what power tool line you like the best, recip saws can be punishing on their saw blades. One of the best ways to ensure that you'll go through fewer blades is to choose the right one for the job in the first place. But is that steel or carbide? Instead of spending time running back and forth to the store to get the right blade for the job, our comparison can help you pick out the first one at the beginning. Here's a quick look at the differences between these two blade types and how to select the best one for your project.

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What's Behind STI's Firestop Speedflex Track Top Gasket System?

What's Behind STI's Firestop Speedflex Track Top Gasket System?

Fire can be a devastating disaster to a family or business, with over 1.3 million occurring every year and costing over 3,300 people their lives. Fortunately, these numbers are actually relatively low because of fire codes and innovations that have been developed to slow the spread of fire through a structure, allowing time for people to get out and emergency services to respond. One innovation that has become an industry standard is STI's Firestop line of products. Today, we're going to focus on their Top Track Gasket system, designed to work with metal stud systems while creating very little additional work for the contractor.

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An In-Depth Look at the Werner Fall Protection System

An In-Depth Look at the Werner Fall Protection System

With falling being the top of the Fatal Four in construction, there's no doubt that fall protection should be a big part of your overall safety plan. But what approach should you take? The folks at Werner have developed a fall protection system that's designed specifically for the rigors of construction work. Here's a look at what they have to offer and how it can help your crew remain safe on the job.

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Customer Appreciation Day - September 19th, 2018

Customer Appreciation Day - September 19th, 2018

Please join us on September 19th for our 2018 Customer Appreciation Day at our northeast Star Sales location- 29 Commerce Way, Woburn Mass 01801.

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Get the Job Done Right the First Time With Posi-Grip Fasteners

Get the Job Done Right the First Time With Posi-Grip Fasteners

When you're working on a project, there's nothing quite as frustrating as trying to do a quality job with substandard materials. When your fasteners strip out at the head, are too dull to pierce the material you're working on or snap partway through the driving process, it can create more issues than progress. Fortunately, Star Sales has the solution you need with our Posi-Grip line of fasteners. Here's a quick overview of what's available and how to find the perfect fasteners for your project.

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What do the Metal Compounds and Coatings Mean for Drill Bits?

What do the Metal Compounds and Coatings Mean for Drill Bits?

When you're getting ready to drill, the type of drill bit is important, but just as important is the type of metal compound and bit coatings that are used in the drill bit. As an example, using a simple steel drill bit on very dense hardwoods may well be the end of that drill bit's lifespan. Knowing which options work best in which situations is the best way to ensure your investment will last a long time.

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What's to do About Drill Bits: A Quick Overview for Your Project

What's to do About Drill Bits: A Quick Overview for Your Project

When you're getting ready to make a hole in something, drill bits are the first tool that is often considered. But the type of drill bit you need can be vastly different based on what kind of material you're trying to drill and how accurate the hole needs to be. As you face a wide range of drill bits on display at the average home improvement store, the number of options available can be mind-boggling. Here's a quick guide to help you find the right drill bit for your project, ensuring that you can get the job done right the first time.

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Safety First! Fire Extinguishers on the Job Site

Safety First! Fire Extinguishers on the Job Site

Some years ago, a new firefighter in a rural area responded to a house fire. Upon arriving, he put on his equipment and rushed into the structure to find a man in coveralls and a feed store cap dousing the fire with a garden hose. After chewing the guy out and sending him out of the building, he proceeded to get the fire under control to later learn that the guy in the feed store cap was the local fire department Captain. Obviously, this is not the kind of example you want your crew to follow in the event of a fire on the job site.

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A Big Thank You for DeWalt Day 2018!

A Big Thank You for DeWalt Day 2018!

Thank you so much to all of our loyal customers who came out for our DeWalt Day 2018 spring event! Despite the less than ideal conditions, the turnout was awesome and it was great to see so many familiar faces mixed in with many new ones. We're already looking forward to the next one!

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What are the Best Practices for Cordless Power Tool Battery Life?

What are the Best Practices for Cordless Power Tool Battery Life?

When you have invested in a cordless power tool system, the batteries you use are the lifeblood that keeps your productivity moving. Unfortunately, when those batteries fail prematurely, it can leave you high and dry, forced to make an investment in more batteries that you may not be ready for yet. How do you make sure you can get as much life as possible out of your batteries? Here's a quick look to help you get started.

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Power Tool Longevity - Understanding Maintenance and Signs of Wear

Power Tool Longevity - Understanding Maintenance and Signs of Wear

There are a few things that are always true in life. There will be more taxes than you want to pay. Your job will sometimes be awesome and sometimes will suck. You get what you pay for. Good power tools can be expensive. Protect your investment with timely maintenance. But how do you determine when it's time to maintain your power tools? What are some signs of wear you should be on the lookout for to help prevent further damage requiring additional repairs? Here's a quick overview to help get you started.

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DeWalt Day - April 25th, 2018

DeWalt Day - April 25th, 2018

Please join us for our 2018 DeWalt Day Sales Event at our northeast Star Sales location- 29 Commerce Way, Woburn Mass 01801.

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Improve Job Site Efficiency With Knaack's DataVault Job Boxes

Improve Job Site Efficiency With Knaack's DataVault Job Boxes

When you're trying to improve job site efficiency, Knaack's DataVault job boxes can provide you with a wide range of tools and options to make it happen. From instant access to digital plans to increased physical security of your company's digital assets, the DataVault series delivers. Here's a quick look at the features and benefits of this on-site storage system.

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Werner Podium Ladder: An Upgrade Over Traditional Step Ladders

Werner Podium Ladder: An Upgrade Over Traditional Step Ladders

When you spend a lot of time going up and down ladders, you know that the quality of the ladder in question can make a huge difference in terms of safety and productivity. Werner has developed their podium ladder with these aspects of the job in mind. But is the podium ladder really any better than a traditional step ladder? Keep reading to find out.

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Power Fasteners: A Look at Their Mechanical and Chemical Concrete Anchors

Power Fasteners: A Look at Their Mechanical and Chemical Concrete Anchors

When it comes to developing high-quality fasteners that meet a wide range of applications, Power Fasteners provides some amazing solutions. However, though many people only consider fasteners to be hardware-related, the company has also developed a fine line of chemical concrete anchors. Here's a quick look at both the mechanical and the chemical concrete anchors that are available from Power Fasteners and in which situations they work best.

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Lithium Ion or NiCad? Benefits and Drawbacks in Power Tool Batteries

Lithium Ion or NiCad? Benefits and Drawbacks in Power Tool Batteries

It's time for a Contractor Smackdown! In the ring today, we have lithium ion versus NiCad cordless tool batteries. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, but which one will win the day? You won't know until you read more to find out! Here's a quick look at each type of battery and in which situations they work best.

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Congratulations Dennis Arsenault on 40 Years with Star Sales!

Congratulations Dennis Arsenault on 40 Years with Star Sales!

In continuing with the tradition started by Mrs. Margit Star, Bob Ryan & Steve Serowik are presenting Dennis Arsenault with a Rolex Watch celebrating his 40th Anniversary with the company.

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What's The Difference Between Smoke Sound Seal & Firestop?

What's The Difference Between Smoke Sound Seal & Firestop?

When it comes to adding fire retardant materials to a project, common options that are considered is Smoke & Sound Seal or Firestop. But though the fact that they have something to do with fire control is obvious, how they work and in what circumstances they work best is less clear. Generally speaking, Smoke & Sound Seal is an intumescent product, while Firestop is an elastomeric product. But what does that mean? Here's a quick overview to help get you started.

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Move Your Construction Brand Forward with Custom Branded Jackets

Move Your Construction Brand Forward with Custom Branded Jackets

When your crew is out on a job site, do you wish you could differentiate them from everyone else out there? One option you have available now is custom branded jackets. We've worked with our supplier, Pyramex Safety, to find the best possible, most versatile jackets for your crew. This allows you to advertise while giving your crew the best protection from the elements and visibility to others on the job site. Here's a quick look at two of the jacket options we have available that can be custom branded for as few as ten jackets.

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Dust Collection: What Are Sweeping Compounds and How Do They Work?

Dust Collection: What Are Sweeping Compounds and How Do They Work?

When you're working on cleaning up the job site, OSHA's new dust collector regulations can make that process more complicated than before. Simply sweeping the floor may not get all the fine dust and dirt off of it, while using an air compressor will simply blow it around more. The regulations mean you now need to be cautious to avoid adding more respirable silica to the air, which can make the problem even worse. Fortunately, most sweeping compounds give you additional options without adding more respirable silica to your job site. However, you do need to be careful to check the ingredients for sand or silica on the products you're considering. Here's a quick rundown of what these compounds are, how they work and which ones work best in which situations.

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Keep Track of Your Tools With DeWalt's Tool Connect Solutions

Keep Track of Your Tools With DeWalt's Tool Connect Solutions

When you're having to track tools on a job site or across multiple locations, how do you keep everything straight? The developers at DeWalt have come up with a trio of new tools that work together to solve your tool tracking needs. The Tool Connect system allows you to use Tool Connect products, the Tool Connect app on your mobile device and the Inventory Manager Portal on your computer to quickly and easily track your tool inventory no matter your location. Here's a quick overview of each part of the system and how they interact to track your tools.

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Congratulations Paul Samardak on 40 Years With Star Sales!

Congratulations Paul Samardak on 40 Years With Star Sales!

In continuing with the tradition started by Mrs. Margit Star, Bob Ryan & Steve Serowik are presenting Paul Samardak with a Rolex Watch celebrating his 40th Anniversary with the company.

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Discover the Features in Werner's 4' and 6' Platform Ladder Lines

Discover the Features in Werner's 4' and 6' Platform Ladder Lines

If you're getting ready to invest in a ladder for your home or business, you want to make sure you're making a good investment that will meet all your needs. But how do you determine which ladder is the right one for your needs? One popular option is a platform ladder, which provides you with a sturdy platform to stand on while you work. Here's a quick look at the duty classes, materials and other features available in Werner's 4' and 6' platform ladders to help you get started.

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Rock Your Drywall: An Overview of CertainTeed's Levelline

Rock Your Drywall: An Overview of CertainTeed's Levelline

When you're hanging and mudding drywall, the quality of the finished project is directly impacted by the materials that are used. But when your crew is trying to get a job done quickly, sorting through a wide range of corner bead can be a time-consuming task. Fortunately, the engineers at CertainTeed have developed a dynamic new product to help make your job site run more smoothly. Here's a quick look at their Levelline products and what they can do for your drywall business or project.

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30 Days' Grace: Was OSHA's Silica Rules Delay Sufficient

30 Days' Grace: Was OSHA's Silica Rules Delay Sufficient

Though OSHA's new airborne silica regulations went into effect on September 23, a Labor Department memo dated three days prior stated that no penalties should be issued by compliance officers if employers were showing a good-faith effort to meet the regulations. Companies that did not appear to be working towards complying with the new regulations may have still received citations during this time. This delay was directly on the tail of the three-month delay from June 23. Why have there been so many delays to put these regulations into effect and enforce them? One possible answer is time to market for protective measures.

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Red Light, Green Light: What's the Big Difference Between Lasers?

Red Light, Green Light: What's the Big Difference Between Lasers?

When you're looking at laser systems to lay out your job site or check the accuracy of work that has taken place, there seems to be two sides: red lasers or green lasers. But what's the real difference between these lasers? Which ones will be the best option to meet your needs? Beyond George Lucas' take on green being good and red being bad, here's a quick overview of the major differences and how those differences will impact your work.

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Fastener Coatings: Choosing the Right Option for Your Job

Fastener Coatings: Choosing the Right Option for Your Job

When you're selecting the fasteners for your project, there's already a world of selections available for your needs. But to complicate things even further, a number of different coatings are available. What are these different coatings and how will they impact your project in the long run? Here's a quick look at several common fastener materials and coatings and in what situations they work best.

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Get Your Layouts Done Quickly With the Spectra Laser System

Get Your Layouts Done Quickly With the Spectra Laser System

Laser levels are no new thing in the construction industry. But with advances available in digital technology, Spectra Laser has brought laser-assisted layout to a whole new level. By incorporating an Android app, you can now lay out your job site more quickly and with a much greater level of precision than has otherwise been possible using laser systems. Here's a quick look at some of the advanced features available through the QML800G QuickMark Layout System.

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Take Advantage of Our Full-Service Power Tool Repair Facility

Take Advantage of Our Full-Service Power Tool Repair Facility

When you're working on a job site, few things can slow you down as much as having a power tool failure. Whether it's a service issue or a breakage, the process of having to ship it to the manufacturer for repair or service can cost you time and money. Fortunately, at Star Sales, we have a better way. We've invested in developing a full-service power tool repair facility that allows you to quickly get the maintenance or repairs you need to keep your project rolling along. Here's a look at what we have to offer you in our facility.

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Did You Know About Our Full-Service Door Department?

Did You Know About Our Full-Service Door Department?

Did you know that one of the best-kept secrets at Star Sales is our full-service door department? Though many of our customers are well aware of our wide range of tools, accessories and fasteners, many of them are not aware that we can provide great service on a wide range of options. Whether you're looking for a full entry door with beautiful lights to compliment your home or a strong, secure steel door to protect your investment in your business, our door department can help you find the right solutions for your project.

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DeWalt Day- October 18th, 2017

DeWalt Day- October 18th, 2017

Please join us for our 2017 Customer Appreciation day at our northeast Star Sales location- 29 Commerce Way, Woburn Mass 01801.

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Is Your Construction Business Ready for the OSHA Silica Standard?

Is Your Construction Business Ready for the OSHA Silica Standard?

Though there have been some delays and some debate about OSHA's implementation of the new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard, the requirement goes into effect on September 23, 2017. With that being said, many construction firms find themselves with more questions about the requirements this new standard will place upon the industry and how to stay in compliance to protect workers and avoid expensive penalties. Here's a quick look at the standard and what you'll have to do to keep your business in line with the new regulations.

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What are the Differences Between Elmdor Access Panel Types?

What are the Differences Between Elmdor Access Panel Types?

When you need to access specific areas of a structure, access panels available from Elmdor Stoneman is one of the better options on the market. But with such a wide range of access panels available, which one is the best choice for your project? In this post, we'll take a solid look at different types of commonly available access panels produced by Elmdor and provide you with the details you need to decide which one is the right one for your project.

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When You Need the Best: Titan Sprayers For Painting and Spraying

When You Need the Best: Titan Sprayers For Painting and Spraying

When painting, staining and spraying is your occupation, you know that you're only as good as your tools. That's why at Star Sales, we're proud to offer the best tools the industry has to offer and are proud to announce that we now have two factory trained technicians for servicing Titan sprayers. Titan offers one of the best warranties in the industry on its products, so we thought we'd give you a preview of the high-quality commercial sprayers they offer.

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Customer Appreciation Day - September 13, 2017

Customer Appreciation Day - September 13, 2017

Please join us for our 2017 Customer Appreciation day at our northeast Star Sales location- 29 Commerce Way, Woburn Mass 01801. The day begins at 10AM and finishes a 3PM so stop by, grab some food and join us as we showcase the latest and greatest products in the industry!

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Crank It Up - A Look at MAX USA's 500 PSI Fastener Tool System

Crank It Up - A Look at MAX USA's 500 PSI Fastener Tool System

When you're trying to hurry up and get a job done, there's nothing as frustrating as having to wait for the compressor to cycle up - again. Fortunately, our friends at MAX USA have developed a high-pressure fastener tool system rated to 500 PSI. This new option opens the field for a single compressor for an entire work crew or gaining enough pressure to attach plywood to high-strength materials such as concrete or steel. Here's a quick look at the system and what it has to offer the industry.

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Breathe Easier with These No-VOC Adhesive Products and Sealants from Xcel

Breathe Easier with These No-VOC Adhesive Products and Sealants from Xcel

Compared to just a decade or two ago, people are more familiar than ever before with the potential health problems that can occur from exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds have been linked to respiratory problems, cancer and developmental issues. In new or remodeled construction, the level of VOCs in the air can be up to 1,000 times higher than in outdoor air. The construction industry has responded by developing low- and no-VOC products to help combat this issue. Here's a quick look at some new no-VOC adhesives and sealants we offer.

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Learn what Rust-Oleum's SpraySmart Paint System Can Do For You

Learn what Rust-Oleum's SpraySmart Paint System Can Do For You

When you need to mark up a project, marking paint is one of the easiest options available, but it has some serious issues as well. Propellants and VOCs create a chemical soup that can harm your workers or others in the area. Overspray makes a big mess and eats into your profits to clean up. The paint itself may raise concerns with the environment. Fortunately, Rust-Oleum has developed a new marking paint system that is hands-down the best overall. Here's why:

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Speed up Your Drywall Install with SpeedFlex TTG Track Top Gasket

Speed up Your Drywall Install with SpeedFlex TTG Track Top Gasket

When time is money, you need to use every tool in your kit to get the job done quickly without compromising project quality. SpeedFlex TTG Track Top Gasket by STI Firestop Systems can help you meet that need by providing a faster construction joint with fire-stopping properties. Here's more information on this dynamic new product that can help you get it done faster with superior quality.

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OSHA's New Silica Dust Regulations and DeWalt's Solutions

OSHA's New Silica Dust Regulations and DeWalt's Solutions

A lot of our customers have expressed concern about the new crystalline silica regulations that OSHA is putting into effect. What exactly is required and how can contractors meet the new regulations while remaining profitable? In this post, we'll discuss the new regulations and some of the solutions that DeWalt has developed to meet this new requirement, whether it's in the shop or on the job site.

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Safety Focus: How Safety Harnesses and Belts Keep Your Crew Safe

Safety Focus: How Safety Harnesses and Belts Keep Your Crew Safe

Though many workers complain about the inconvenience of safety harnesses on the job site, an astounding 38.8% of construction fatalities are caused by falls. As increasing concerns over construction safety and additional accident analysis brings the public eye to job site safety, how can we increase the level of safety available on a job site without impeding our workers from doing their job? Here's a quick look at different types of fall protection equipment available, which is the most effective for your situation and new laws that have recently or are coming into effect to help you make the right decisions for your crew.

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Focus on Extension Cords: Safety and Selection on the Job Site

Focus on Extension Cords: Safety and Selection on the Job Site

When you're working on a job site, the use of extension cords to get power where you need it is almost a given. But which cord is the right one for the job and how can you ensure that it's being used safely on the job site? Electrocution and falls are two of construction's Fatal Four, accounting for over half of all construction deaths. Here's more information on this virtually universal tool in construction and how to select and use it correctly.

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DeWALT Day 2017 - Wednesday April 19th

DeWALT Day 2017 - Wednesday April 19th

Please visit us for the 2017 DeWALT day at our northeast Star Sales location- 29 Commerce Way, Woburn Mass 01801. The show begins at 9AM and finishes a 2PM so stop by, grab some BBQ and join us as DeWALT showcases the latest and greatest of their exceptional product line!

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18 Volt vs. 20 Volt: Which DeWalt Battery System Wins Out?

18 Volt vs. 20 Volt: Which DeWalt Battery System Wins Out?

When it comes to cordless power tool systems, 18 volt batteries have become one of the standards for heavy-duty tools. But DeWalt has recently started the move from this standard voltage to 20 volts in their Max battery line. What difference does a couple volts make in the long run and how will it affect tool performance? What other features of this new battery line can benefit your company and what are its drawbacks? We'll answer these questions and more in this post.

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Construction Technology Tools: How the Data Vault Keeps You Going

Construction Technology Tools: How the Data Vault Keeps You Going

Even in an industry as timeless as construction, technology and the digital revolution are making huge changes in how we work on a daily basis. But how do you provide connectivity and accessibility to technology on a construction site that is often dusty, dirty, wet and exposed to the elements? The sharp minds at Knaack have developed a great solution: the Data Vault. Part toolbox and part tech center, the Data Vault is designed specifically for the construction industry and all the challenges it faces on a daily basis. Read on for more details about how the Data Vault can give you all the technology you need to keep your crew rolling right along.

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Hammer Time: Your Guide to Finding the Right Rotary Hammer

Hammer Time: Your Guide to Finding the Right Rotary Hammer

When it comes to portable construction tools, one of the best to get the job done quickly is a rotary hammer. Designed to quickly drill holes or drive fasteners into hard-to-drill surfaces, it works by using compressed air to drive a piston, creating a forceful hammering effect forward into the cavity, pulverizing the material in front of the bit while turning to remove the material from the cavity. While a hammer drill can be used on metal and wood, a rotary hammer is typically used on concrete, stone and masonry. However, beyond that specific purpose, rotary hammers often have a wide range of aspects that may make one good for light work while another will drive just about anything. Here are the details to help you find the right rotary hammer for your job site.

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DeWalt Self Leveling Rotary Lasers: A Cut Above the Competition

DeWalt Self Leveling Rotary Lasers: A Cut Above the Competition

There's no doubt that laser levels and similar laser-based technology provides you with a significant advantage in the field, making it easier than ever to lay out the work you need to get done. But when it comes to a truly superior rotary laser, DeWalt has developed some lasers to provide exceptional performance and features for a reasonable price. Here's a look at DeWalt's rotary lasers and the many features and benefits they bring to the work site.

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Run a Smooth as Silk Job Site With These 5 Organizational Tools

Run a Smooth as Silk Job Site With These 5 Organizational Tools

When it comes to running a construction site, there are a few things that can help keep things going smoothly. Good leadership, efficient material handling and effective organization. We've found five organizational tools that can help you keep your job site running smoothly and help you and your crew get the job done and will explain how these tools work below.

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Battle of the Framing Nailers: Gas, Air and Battery - Which is Best?

Battle of the Framing Nailers: Gas, Air and Battery - Which is Best?

In any tool argument, there are always different sides based on the user's individual needs and preferences. But which is the best approach to framing nailers: gas, air or battery? It's a tough call and one that isn't easy to decide. We've taken the time to look at each option and look at the benefits and drawbacks of each framing nailer type for your convenience. We'll take a solid look at the costs, portability, nuisance issues and other requirements to provide you with a comprehensive overview of each type of framing nailer. Which one works best for your situation? Let's take a look at the facts below.

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Star Sales' Welding Services: How We Deliver on Custom Orders

Star Sales' Welding Services: How We Deliver on Custom Orders

At Star Sales, we realized recently that there was one special service we offered that many of our clients are not aware of. Our welding and fabrication shop is designed to meet a wide range of needs for our customers. But what kind of options do we have available for our customers? Here's a quick view at our shop, our capabilities and how to get started with our custom welding services.

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Interior Door Cores: Poly Insulated Core vs. Honeycomb Core Door

Interior Door Cores: Poly Insulated Core vs. Honeycomb Core Door

When you need a high quality interior door, your options can sometimes seem limited. But when you have specific needs, there are actually a few different options that provide significant benefits over traditional hollow-core doors. In this post, we'll take a solid look at polystyrene insulated core interior doors and the industry standard, honeycomb core doors. You'll have the opportunity to see what makes these doors different and how that can affect their performance. Here's the basics to get you started:

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Rising Star: How Star Sales has Rocketed into Your Fastener Supply

Rising Star: How Star Sales has Rocketed into Your Fastener Supply

Though Star Sales is now a leading national distributor of fasteners, construction supplies and power tools, we've come a long way from our humble beginnings. Founded by Harry Star in 1922, we began our business in downtown Boston as a neighborhood hardware store. From the very beginning, we've built a company culture focused on providing the very best possible quality and service to our customers, a culture that continues to be the driving power behind our current success.

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Locked and Loaded: Your Guide to the Right Ramset Powder Fastener

Locked and Loaded: Your Guide to the Right Ramset Powder Fastener

Ramset Powder fasteners are a popular option on many job sites, working well to quickly and effectively secure materials together. But which one is the right one for your project? These fasteners are typically based on substrate and the particular material you're attaching, but it can be difficult to decide which fastener will work best for your situation. For that reason, we've developed this handy guide to help you determine which fasteners should be used in which situations. Here's the basics:

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Ounce of Prevention = Pound of Cure: Some Tool Maintenance Tips

Ounce of Prevention = Pound of Cure: Some Tool Maintenance Tips

We've all heard the old saw, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Though there are many places where this is accurate to daily life, it's also very accurate in construction. We've all been on projects where something wasn't done right in the foundation that caused problems throughout the rest of the job and we've had tools fail because they weren't being properly maintained in the first place. Though this is not a complete list, it will help you get significantly longer life out of your tools.

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The Basics on Mohawk's 5-Ply Platinum Series Door Collection

The Basics on Mohawk's 5-Ply Platinum Series Door Collection

When you need a high quality door, there are few as exceptional as the Mohawk Platinum Series. Featuring a variety of core options, these doors have five plys that have been proven over time to provide a lifetime of performance. When you need a door that will not only deliver a beautiful appearance but also strong performance, the Platinum Series is where you need to look.

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Ten Safety Products You Absolutely Need On Your Jobsite

Ten Safety Products You Absolutely Need On Your Jobsite

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet, with the "fatal four" accident types of slip and fall, electrocutions, being struck or being caught between or in machinery accounting for over 60% of work site accidents. What do you need to have on your jobsite to keep your crew working productively and safely? This quick list of ten must-have safety products will help you ensure your crew stays safe from on the job accidents.

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A Few Simple Ways You Can Avoid Screw Pops in Drywall

A Few Simple Ways You Can Avoid Screw Pops in Drywall

When you're working in drywall, there's nothing as frustrating as screw pops. If you're lucky, they happen before taping and plastering starts. If you're not, then you need to go back in and make repairs to existing work instead of getting new work done. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips we can offer that will help you reduce the number of screw pops you have to repair, making it much easier to keep your company operating in the black.

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