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Belt clip

The belt clip is a convenient hook for storing a tape measure

Belt sander

A belt sander is an aggressive sanding tool that turns a continuous abrasive belt for use on large flat surfaces


A bend is a measurement method for two inside corners – not as accurate as other methods


A bevel is a type of cut where the blade is tilted left or right from a standard vertical postition.

Bevel adjustment lever

The bevel adjustment lever is a locking lever adjustment that allows the base plate of a saw to tilt side to side for making angled bevel cuts


Binder is the paint component that serves as the glue for all of the other paint ingredients and once dried, forms the solid material that holds the pigment in place and makes up the paint layer. Also called “resin”


Binding is ahazardous condition when cutting unsupported materials where pinching occurs at the blade causing it to not move freely during a cut


The blade is along steel strip wound into the tape measure case marked with measured units;

A blade is a simple flat metal edge tool with a handle used to apply spackle and level out surface defects. Also called a spackle knife

Blade clamp

A blade clamp is a feature that holds the blade firmly in the saw.

Blade depth adjustment lever

The blade depth adjustment lever is a locking lever on a saw that allows the base plate to be raised and lowered to expose more (or less) of the blade for cutting materials of different thickness

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