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Parts Card

How often have you been at the store, knowing you should pick up a filter, humidifier pad, vacuum bag or plumbing part, but don’t remember the size or the part number? A solution is to make up a Òparts cardÓ the size of a business card to carry in your billfold....
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Tool Depreciation

The depreciation factor can help you out when you buy more expensive quality tools. A high-quality tool usually will depreciate less, as a percentage of its purchase price, than a lower-priced tool. This means you can use that quality tool over the years and, if you...
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Tool Potential

Once you have invested in quality power tools, follow through with premium blades, bits or accessories to take full advantage of high-quality engineering. For example, if you try to get by with a cheap saw blade instead of a premium blade, a saw will not perform up to...
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Tool-Buying Decisions

Because of market competition, you won’t go wrong most of the time if you go by price as a guide to quality when buying tools. If you’re pondering whether to buy the $100 or $200 tool, go with the more expensive. Quality tools are a joy to work with and,...
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Fenestration Rating

When you’re shopping for new windows, first, look for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label; it means the window’s performance is certified.
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Window Climate Region

Look at the Climate Region Map on the Energy Star label to be sure that the window, door, or skylight you have selected is appropriate for where you live.