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For home or on the worksite, Ridgid wet-dry vacuums make quick work of messy cleanups. For workshop use, we found a great performing Makita tool-activated shop vacuum. Need to go cordless? Check out this DeWalt model.
For most homes and small offices, reviewers say Canon flatbed scanners are your best bet. Choose Epson for the best image quality and Fujitsu for sheet-fed scanners.
Live through a hurricane like Sandy and you'll quickly learn the value of a reliable back-up generator. These are the models that experts and users say will see you through to safety.
It's a year later, but experts and owners agree that last year's Best Reviewed compound miter saws are this year's too, and they are all from DeWalt.
Ironing's a pain, but our research found some great corded, cordless and travel irons that that can make the task at least a little less painful.
Once again, Husqvarna is the top name among gas-powered homeowner chainsaws, though we also found a Stihl saw that's nearly every bit as good. WORX makes the best corded electric alternatives, while Ego makes a powerful cordless model that can go for a surprisingly long time between trips to the charger.
A quality shredder is the best way to secure paper records like old checks, sensitive correspondence and the like.
Falling prices and increased availability have made LED bulbs the top choice for household lighting. CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) are still available, but despite their lower upfront cost, they can't beat LEDs for value.
A good circular saw is a must-have tool for any woodworker. The best circular saws combine cutting power, strong safety features, and easy usability.
You can spend as little as $10 on a hair dryer, or more than $300. Whatever your budget or needs, one of these four top-rated hair dryers is sure to please.
Plantronics has taken the lead when it comes to Bluetooth headsets, as some makers have seemingly moved on to greener pastures. Models range from competent yet cheap to pricey performance powerhouses.
It's possible to spend as much on a luxury CD player as you would on a new car, but it's absolutely unnecessary. We found $300-and-up CD players to satisfy even the pickiest audiophile, and very good CD players for as little as $150.
The modern world runs on batteries. We consult professional tests and user reviews to see which ones offer the most power, longevity, and storage life.
Are there any snoring remedies that really work? Most are just snake oil, doctors say, but there are a few that can truly help.
Sound bars provide better sound for home theaters than you'll find built into any HDTV, and without the clutter of satellite speakers. But will you be satisfied with the compromises even the best sound bars ask of their owners?