How to Fix a Leaking Roof?

Tips, Tricks, and How-to’s for faster demolition on your toughest jobs and projects.

How Spending $35 on a Saw Blade Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars on Your Next Roof

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Ken Collister

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News

The next time you tear off a multi-layer low sloped roof (5/12 pitch or lower), consider cutting it up into 18×18 inch squares for a more efficient tear off. Cutting up a shingle roof is fairly straightforward. Follow these steps to do it:  The first thing you want to do is set the blade depth ... Read more

How to Fix a Leaking Roof?

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Ken Collister

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How-to Guides

Your guide to finding roof leaks on shingle roofs and stopping them Are you trying to deal with a leaky roof? It’s a stressful situation, and it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. In addition to that, you need to find the source of the leak and try to get it repaired before it ... Read more

How to Cut Asphalt Shingles for an Efficient Tear-Off

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Ken Collister

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How-to Guides

Wondering how to get an efficient roof tear off? Here are some free tips for both single and multi-layered shingle roofs from 30-year roofer veteran Ken.

BigBlue Blades with Cordless Circular Saw

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Ken Collister

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Product Review

Do BigBlue blades work in cordless circular saws? This is a question we have been asked over and over. Until recently, the answer has been "not yet". The challenge is BigBlue's wide kerf (nearly 1/4 inch) which requires a lot of power to cut through harsh and gummy materials.

How to Remove Shingles from Ice Shield

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Ken Collister

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Tips & Tricks

Ice shield solves a problem for homeowners – it creates a waterproof seal for nails passing through that keeps melting ice out of the building. But ice shield creates problems for roof installers.

Shingle Tear-Off Tools: A Guide to Saving Time, Money, and Your Body

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Ken Collister

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Tips & Tricks

The right tools can make us faster, stronger, and more profitable. When it comes to shingle tear-off tools, there are many that can improve the shingle tear-off process, but most don't live up to their claims.

RipCart & RacJack featured in Season 10 of Cool Tools

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Smartman Tools

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Recognition

RipCart and RacJack were featured yesterday in two separate episodes of the tenth season of Cool Tools on the DIY Network. We had to wait more than a year after filming to...

RipCart™ selected in Top 25 by Chris Grundy and Cool Tools!

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Smartman Tools

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Recognition

We were surprised when customers began telling us that they saw RipCart™ on TV, because we did not expect the episodes to air until next year.

Cool Tools films RipCart™ and RacJack™ for upcoming episodes!

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Smartman Tools

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Recognition

Cool Tools filmed RipCart™ and RacJack™ today! We were told to expect the episodes to air sometime next year!

RipCart Set Up

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Ken Collister

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How-to Guides

Learn how to put RipCart to work for you. Learn how to open RipCart, close RipCart, install a circular saw, change the blade, and change the blade depth.

RacJack selected “Best New Product” at IRE

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Smartman Tools

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Recognition

Judges of the Product Showcase's "Best New Product" at the 2010 International Roofing Expo® in New Orleans chose first, second and third place winners based on a selection of 22 products.