Professional contractors know the importance of keeping up on the latest homebuilding tools, materials, and products—but who's got time for that? We do! As editors at This Old House, we've been busy this past year scouring trade shows, calling on manufacturers, seeking out garage inventors, and cultivating relationships with countless product managers and engineers to get the inside scoop on the latest, greatest construction products.
The dozen selections on the following pages will help you work smarter and faster—and maybe even keep you one step ahead of the competition. But time is money, so start clicking!