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General Contractor FAQ

As a mason who works on large job sites, I have dropped a level and now the level no longer work properly. Does anyone make a stronger level?

First let me suggest that you always carry a box beam level. Typically, lev... read more

What is the recommended bit speed for flat bits? I am sure that the speed varies by bit diameter and wood species

We have a recommended turning speed of 1500 - 2000 RPM on the IRWIN Speedbo... read more

I drilled the large hole in my door and have also drilled the small hole, but the small hole does not go all the way back to the large hole. What can I do?

Remove the template from the door and finish drilling out the lock set. read more