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Marshalltown Trowel Co. Tie Wire Twister

Tool: Marshalltown Trowel Co. Manual Bar Tie Wire Twister

Joy Joy, this tools brings memories! I got my start in construction in an earthquake city. Tying rebar became second nature work and was repetitive to the point of achy fingers. This bar tie twister has fixed dozens of spools of bar ties. I own a few of these twisters but, thankfully, they haven’t seen the light of day in years.

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REMINGTON 496 Powder Actuated Fastening Tool

Tool: REMINGTON 496 Powder Actuated Fastening Tool

The Journeyman Carpenter who taught me to use a ‘Ramset’* used to yell: “Fire in the hole!” BAM! into the concrete goes the nail. Firing nails with my Remington 496 tool never seems to lose it’s appeal, even when the recoil occasionally hurts my wrist.

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