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Back rolling

Back rolling is the process of applying a roller over a brushed or sprayed area to add a uniform texture


Backer rod

Backer rod is a foam strip used to fill larger cracks prior to caulking


Base plate

The base plate of a saw is a flat saw surface that makes contact with the material being cut and helps keeps the tool under control



Base section

The base section is the fixed ladder section that does not move on an extension ladder. It remains planted to the ground and supports the fly section



Basin

A basin is a bowl for washing which is typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply and a drain line for removing wastewater 



Battery pack

A battery pack is a portable and rechargeable power source for cordless tools



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



Bend measurement

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



Bevel

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




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