In the example shown, the traditional job takes two framers 8:57 long while the pre-framed job is one framer and 5:25 long.
There is always a glut of multi-tools on the market. Here are 5 that we think are pretty extraordinary. My personal favorite is the Lever Gear toolcard. Check them out.
There is a lot of debate about titanium hammers versus steel hammers and the debate has been going on for a few years now. The questions all address whether titanium hammers are worth the cost, which is sometimes 4-5 times more than a steel hammer, and do they REALLY prevent injuries. If you are a fan of titanium, here is a recent review after a field test. Mark Martinez, the original inventor of the Stiletto TiBone hammer, recently released his newest invention: the Martinez Tools M1 Titanium handle hammer.The M1 has a titanium handle and a replaceable steel head.
If you are thinking about switching over to titanium, read a detailed review here before you drop over $200 on a hammer.
Tools are expensive and buying an inferior one is the worst. Popular Mechanics has reviews on all sorts of high-caliber tools. Nail guns, impact drivers, wire-feed welders, all sorts of saws, drill presses, and a lot more. All for free with no subscription required.