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International Builder's Show
Video Blog

January 20-23, 2009 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Sneek Peek at GripRite's Economical Nailers

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"Green" Wood Products on the Rise at IBS

Unlike other woodworking-specific trade shows we attend, the International Builder's Show is really geared toward the professional builder or remodeler - not us shop rats. But, despite the fact that we don't write articles about wall systems, the latest plumbing fixtures or new ways to insulate attics, there are still booths here that are just plain inspiring to see. Two standouts that caught our eye as woodworkers are Barnwood Incorporated and Green Choice Flooring International.

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Kobalt's Tower of Power Tool Chest

If you're as much a grease monkey as you are a woodworker, you've gotta check out Kobalt's new 53-in.-tall, stainless steel tool chest (model 112374).

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Chris Has Left the Building!

It's been great to pound the pavement here in Vegas this past week at the International Builder's Show, but the soles of my feet tell me it's time to wrap things up...and so does my watch (the flight home leaves in three hours!). All of us here at Woodworker's Journal hope you've enjoyed our show coverage. There's a lot to see in such a massive convention space, but we think we've skimmed off some of the coolest stuff for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out more product overviews from IBS in upcoming eZines as well as the "What's In Store" section of our June print issue. So long from Nevada!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mythic Paint Brings Non-Toxic Paint to Woodworking Projects

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Evolution Offers Versatile Line of Power Tools

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RIDGID Offers Three Remodeling Tools for Under $100

How do you spend the weekends you're not woodworking? Chances are, you've got a list of remodeling or home improvement projects that keep you busy. Unless you make your living as a contractor, though, you probably don't want to spend top dollar on those remodeling tools you only use occasionally. RIDGID knows just where you're coming from, and it's offering three tools - two reciprocating saws and a collated screw gun - each priced at only $99. We got a closer look at all three at this year's International Builder's Show.

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RIDGID Brings Li-Ion Power to Full-featured Finish Nailer

If you're looking for a 15-gauge nailer with all the bells and whistles, but you'd rather not drag a compressor and hose around when using it, be sure to check out RIDGID's new R250AF18 Angled Finish Nailer, unveiled at the International Builder's Show.

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Day 3 - Still Going Strong!

After two days of walking the HUGE Las Vegas Convention Center checking out some great stuff at the show, we're back at it for another day. No time for sore feet; still plenty of stuff to cover!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Duragrit Brings Carbide to the Sanding Process

First up for Day 2 is a look at some products from Duragrit.

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Gladiator GarageWorks from Whirlpool

Think Whirlpool only makes high-quality home appliances? Well, think again. Whirlpool also produces a full line of workshop and garage storage products called Gladiator GarageWorks.

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Rockwell is Back!

Remember the days of Rockwell shop machinery? While we can't say that Rockwell is back with stationary machines, we CAN say that a whole new line of Rockwell handheld saws, drills and sanders are definitely alive and well these days.

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Day 2 - Ready for More!

With so much more to cover than one day could allow, we're up and at 'em for another round of Builder's Show excitement.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Products from Craftsman

Our first stop was to the Craftsman booth. They've got plenty of great stuff new to the market, with even more on the way, and their staff couldn't wait to take us through some of their new offerings.

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New planer, saw guide system, and cordless drills from Festool

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A Closer Look at SawStop's 10" Table Saw

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Good Morning!

We're in beautiful, sunny Las Vegas, bright and early. Today's the first day of the show, and we can't wait to get started!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

What Happens in Vegas is NOT Staying in Vegas

Ah, Las Vegas! A city of flashing lights, tinkering slots and mile after mile of entertainment. It's a place where fortunes are made . . . and mostly lost. But in the midst of the glitz and the gaming, Vegas is also home to some of the biggest and best trade shows in the country. This week, it will roll out the red carpet to the International Builder's Show (IBS), where thousands of exhibitors will be gathering to introduce the latest innovative products and services for the building and woodworking industries. Just imagine: a million and a half square feet of convention space, jamb-packed with tools, materials and hardware that could improve your shop and home! Exciting stuff? You bet. Overwhelming? Totally. And, we're going to take your there.

Come along with Field Editor Chris Marshall, as he walks, and walks, and walks the aisles of IBS for the next three days. He'll be searching for what's new and really cool in woodworking and home improvement products, then bringing that home to you in a series of video blogs from the show. Be sure to check our website daily for his updates and discoveries. Then, don't miss upcoming eZines and the "What's in Store" section of our May print issue of Woodworker's Journal, which will feature even more great products from the show. So, strap on your virtual walking shoes, grab a name badge and let's go to the show!

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