Talking Shop: Which Tool or Piece of Equipment Do You Wish You Had Bought Earlier?

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John Feliciano

The American Sanders Epoch with HydraSand. Its multiple uses as a buffer and sander is second-to-none. The quality of my jobs ever since I purchased it has been so much better with half the effort.


Chuck Kutchera

The Fein Multitasker. Some uses are obvious. I've also used it to take out floors glued down to crack patch: I saw-cut the floor into smaller sections, put an old blade on and cut the bond from the glue and patch—no patch was pulled up.


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Angelo DeSanto

My Diamabrush, of course. It removes the top layer of concrete—along with the dirt, residues and contaminants—so the bonding of adhesives, cementitious primers and moisture retarders is tenacious and permanent. I also use it to remove old, waxy finishes that normally gum up the sandpaper on sanders.


Robert Navon

A moisture meter.


Dave Medellin

Even though I exercise so my back is strong and ready for whatever, I would have to say the edger dolly.


Matthew Shumway

Good dust collection!


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Daniel Van Auken

My set of Pro Knees. I wish I would've got them sooner because all the years I've spent on my knees with no knee pads or cheap knee pads will probably catch up with me. Investing in proper safety gear is the most important thing I can do today along with taking good care of myself.


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Mike Somodean

My Festool track saw. It makes easy work out of installing steps, doing repairs, cutting back for borders, etc.


Dax Williams

An air sled. It's one of those tools you won't use on every job, but when you need to move a refrigerator, you're glad you have it.


John Westphal

The Trio.


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Kristian Liscik

The Bona Power Drive. It is my shortcut and time-saver for perfect looking floors.


Tim Moneke

The Festool Rotex 150—it's a game changer!!


Charles Brown

The Primatech nailers with the roller system. I have them now—heaven sent, I might add.


Luke Biello

The Silverline Pro 8.


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Michael Todd Inmon

My ultra-quiet and oil-free air compressor from California Air Tools!!!


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