Michael Hopp

Michael Hopp is a registered contractor in the State of Rhode Island. He has been registered for the last 13 years specializing in interior and exterior remodeling, doors and windows.Mike began practicing his trade 20 years ago at William M. Davies Career and Technical High School in carpentry shop. This gave him the opportunity to become an apprentice at Brodeur Window Distributors. Mike continued working at the company for 10 years. During this time he was in charge of the specialty door shop and assisted on service calls.For the last 13 years, Mike has been working as a general contractor in Rhode Island with his company MJH Construction LLC. Even though his background is in doors and windows, his passion is for remodel work.

Michael Hopp

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DEWALT 40V XR Brushless 16″ Chain Saw

Dewalt DCCS690H1 Cordless Chain Saw Review When it came to trimming branches or cutting down trees I used to be completely dreading the task on hand.  Having a gas powered chain saw means storing a gas/oil mix. Then praying the chain saw would start when needed and possible get some nice blisters to extract when […]

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RIDGID 18V 7 1/4 Inch Cordless Circular Saw Review

RIDGID (R8653B) GEN5X Brushless Circular Saw I recently got the chance to use RIDGID’S GEN5X 7 ¼” 18V Brushless Circular Saw and what a work horse it is!   It powered through multiple projects big and small ranging from a deck build and a bathroom remodel to building concrete forms.   This saw has some […]

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DEWALT (DCP580B) 20V MAX Lithium Ion Brushless Planer Review

DEWALT 3-¼” Cordless Portable Power Planer Within the last year DEWALT introduced a new cordless tool to add into their 100+ lineup of 20V MAX cordless tools that they currently offer.  It’s the 20V MAX Brushless Portable Power Planer.  This cordless planer has a width capacity of 3 ¼” and a 5/64” depth of cut.  […]

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DEWALT PNEUMATIC ROUND HEAD FRAMING NAILER REVIEW

DEWALT DWF83PL 21 Degree Plastic Round Head Framing Nailer DEWALT launched an entire new line of pneumatic framing nailers.  They include 30 degree paper tape, 28 degree wire weld and 21 degree plastic collated nail configurations.  The new line focuses on less recoil to improve efficiency, and overall weight and balance of the tool.  I […]

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DEWALT (DWHT36225) XP Tape Measure Released

DEWALT Toughest Tape Measure The XP! DEWALT has re-engineered their tape measure from the inside out.  They have always built and designed their hand tools for the toughest job site environments. The unveiling of DEWALT’S (DWHT36225) XP Tape Measure is exciting for the reasons to see how DEWALT’s new improvements will make our jobs easier. […]

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Porter Cable Brushless Cordless Drill Driver & Impact Driver Review

Porter Cable 20V MAX Brushless Lithium Cordless Drill Driver & Impact Driver Porter Cable stepped up their game when they released their new line of 20v MAX Brushless tools in June 2016.  These are professional grade tools marketed for contractors.  The focus of this new system is to excel in ergonomic design while staying within […]

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Dewalt Portable Power Station Review – DCB1800M3T1

Dewalt Portable Power Station & Parallel Charger   DEWALT burned their competition this summer when they launched FLEXVOLT at their 2016 media event.  This new line of cordless power tools and accessories is providing us with the first in the industry cordless job site table saw and 12 inch miter saw.  FLEXVOLT gives you the […]

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Hitachi Rotary Hammer Review

Hitachi SDS Max Brushless Rotary Hammer DH52MEY Hitachi flooded the 2016 market with a whole new line of hammer drills.  They are the AC brushless SDS Max Rotary Hammers.  These new hammers have been well designed with a TON of features.  I got a chance to test out the DH52MEY model and it didn’t disappoint. […]

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Festool Dust Extractor Review

Festool Dust Extractor CT SYS – 584174 Lately we’ve been writing so much about cutting the cord and going cordless, but not this time! In fact this tool has a 16.5′ long cord attached to it. Festool has recently introduced a compact, portable, HEPA certified dust extractor built into one of their systainer boxes and we […]

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Kreg’s New Hardware Installation Solutions

Kreg Released New Cabinet Jigs   Kreg has release new cabinet hardware installation solutions that give DIYers easy to use jigs and professionals repeatable speed with accuracy.  These jigs provide adjustable mounting guides, durability, and accuracy with pro results. The three new cabinet hardware jigs will allow you to install knobs, pulls, concealed cabinet door […]

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