Jeff Williams

Contributing Editor Jeff Williams is a carpenter for a commercial General Contractor specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. Jeff comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. Jeff has a Construction Management degree and loves the thrill of coordinating and successfully managing large jobs from start to finish. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, "Work hard until the job is done."

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My Neglected Toro S-200 Snowblower

My Neglected Toro S-200 Snowblower About 10 years ago my elderly grandmother moved out of her suburban home and into an apartment. She had to shed all of her outdoor power equipment in the move and the item given to me was a 1979 Toro S-200 Snowblower. It is a 2-stroke fueled beast. I’ve put […]

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Shop Made Tools: Router Table

Shop Made Tools: Router Table In the review of the RIDGID R4512 Table Saw I mentioned that I had built a lot of jigs and accessories. The first one I built was an extension table to fit between the fence rails. RIDGID even includes the screws and washers to mount the table. In this article […]

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RIDGID R4512 Table Saw Review

RIDGID® 10” Cast Iron Table Saw R4512 Review Todd first introduced us to this tool almost 2 years ago and I’ve had it in my shop for almost a year. It’s the tool I use most often and is the center of my shop. I’ve built a lot of jigs and accessories for it including a […]

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RIDGID 7″ Tile Saw Review

RIDGID 7″ Tile Saw R4030 A couple months ago RIDGID introduced a new tile saw to the market with a lot of pro level features but without a pro level price. I don’t lay tile for a living but I do it enough that renting saws was becoming more trouble than it was worth. $60 […]

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RIDGID 18V Compact Drill/Driver with Impact Review

RIDGID 18v Compact Drill/Driver with Free Impact Driver The wife and I are expecting our first born in a few months so I’ve been working full throttle on all sorts of projects around the house. Shelving to organize the garage, an air station for my compressor and tools, and tearing up a subfloor to insulate […]

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Ridgid JobMax Pneumatic Multi-tool Review

Ridgid JobMax Pneumatic Multi-tool Starter Kit Ridgid has another power option to the JobMax lineup. This time it’s pneumatic. You people with dedicated shop air systems are going to love this thing. Rob first introduced this to us back at the start of summer and now I’ve got my hands on one. I’ve had it in […]

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RIDGID Introduces Most Affordable Pro Wet Tile Saw

R4030 Embodies large saw features in small saw price August 2012 – RIDGID® introduces its new 7” Job Site Wet Tile Saw. This is the most affordable pro saw on the market. This saw’s powerful motor, best-in-class cutting capacities, die cast aluminum table and heavy duty arm all come standard on this saw for only $299. Every […]

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Ryobi ProTip Paint Sprayer Review

Ryobi ProTip Paint Sprayer Review Earlier this year Ryobi introduced a bunch of innovative new products that we’ve reviewed here, here, and here. The last of the new products is a couple of paint sprayers with reversabile spray tips to make clearing any clogs a breeze. One that runs on household AC power and the […]

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Ryobi Supercharger 6-Port Lithium-ion/NiCad Battery Charger Review

RYOBI 6-Port Li-Ion/NiCad Supercharger P125 If you’ve read any of the other recent posts about Ryobi’s new offerings you know I’ve been impressed. This tool also fits in that category. RYOBI Supercharger Features Charges both NiCad and Li-Ion batteries Charges up to 6 One+ batteries Status button to see state of charge on all ports […]

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Ryobi 18-Volt One+ Dual Function Inflator/Deflator Review

RYOBI 18Volt ONE+™ Dual Function Inflator/Deflator Ryobi Inflator P731 This past spring Ryobi introduced a number of new and innovative tools. The Ryobi inflator/deflator was one of them. I’ve been testing this for a couple months now and it was a tool I didn’t know I needed until I started using it. RYOBI P731 Features […]

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