Feb. 21 Sysport Workshop

    February 21st: 9am-1pm – Palatine Store Sysport Cabinet Construction Festool’s Chris Devlin will show you how to build your own Sysport (out of plywood) with the Festool System! More importantly, learn how the Festool System can take any cabinetmaking project from start to finish. Tools that will be demonstrated in the process will be the TS […]

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    Kapex February Sale!

    Festool February Sale at Berland’s The Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw, MFT/3-Mini, UG Cart, Crown Base, Kapex Blades and various accessories will be discounted 10% during February. Prices will never be lower! This is a great time to upgrade to the finest system in the tool universe.

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    1969 Milestones

    1969 was a tumultuous year. Woodstock blew a lot of minds, Nixon was inaugurated and we put a man on the moon. Whew! In 1969 Mae Berland ran a tool store on the far west side of Chicago that catered to the trowel and painting trades. Her husband, Joe, had started it over 30 years prior. He passed […]

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    1813 Was A Big Year For Saws

    The invention of the circular saw is a bit murky. Attributes have been assigned to various enterprising yet nameless Brits and possibly to an unknown 15th century Dutchman. You can see why we say it’s murky. It’s full of murk. It’s all nameless and unknown. What is known is this:  Tabitha Babbit, a Shaker spinster, […]

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    Greetings from Berland’s House of Tools

    Thanks to all of our customers and friends for making 2014 a great year. The Toolman and his family, the Shermans, owners of Berland’s, celebrated being in the tool business for 100 consecutive years. No matter your trade, come on into Berland’s when you need a new tool, tool advice, tool servicing, or just to ogle […]

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