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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How to give a gift for the audible caller

How to give a gift for the audible-calling DIYer in your life Recently I’ve been rebuilding a set of stairs from carpeted pine treads and risers to MDF painted skirts and risers and stained oak hardwood treads and handrails. It is the first step (ha, ha) in preparing our home for our first child. The […]

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Free Rockler Gift Cards

Rockler giving out gift cards for Black Friday The Rockler Woodworking and Hardware flyer for their after Thanksgiving sale arrived in the mail the other day and has some pretty decent deals. Featured prominently on the cover was a little box describing that the first 75 people in line would receive a gift card up to $250. Each store […]

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Tool Companies Doing Good In Wake Of Sandy

Tool Companies Doing Good We all have heard the news and seen the images of the destruction Hurricane Sandy caused on the east coast. Within the past week we have learned of a few companies that have donated products to help with the relief efforts and wanted to acknowledge and thank them for their donations. […]

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Milwaukee Launches M12 FUEL Drills and Impacts

Milwaukee® Launches M12™ FUEL Drills and Impacts Previously announced but soon to market Todd told us about the coming of FUEL to the M12 line and updated batteries but now we got our hands on the specifications. Read on below for the press release and specs on the Drill/Drivers and Impacts. Get your wallets ready! […]

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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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