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General Contractor FAQ

What does the 'Bi-Metal' mean when referring to a utility blade?

The bi-metal terminology refers to how the utility blade is constructed. W... read more

I just purchased an IRWIN chalk reel and I'm not sure which color chalk I should use for different applications.

Choosing the appropriate chalk if very important. Blue chalk is considered ... read more

Can I drill out the arbor to make this fit my saw? Why or why not?

NO, because the metal will heat up and melt the insides causing the laser t... read more