Philip Benevides

Phil is a 28-year old Air Force Veteran who decided to transform his passion for construction and home improvement into a career. Inspired by his Grandfather who built his home from the ground up with his bare hands in Portugal, he received his formal training in Carpentry at the North Bennett Street School in Boston, MA. Phil continues to grow his skills as a lead carpenter, managing job sites in and around Boston, and a Captain in the Air National Guard bettering himself as a leader. He loves exploring new building products and construction methods to solve job-site problems and reviewing tools for the pro-contractor and serious DIYer.

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Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 14″ Chain Saw

Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 14″ Chain Saw Review Chainsaws offer a unique capabilities for clearing trees and large brush. It is essentially the go to tool for this task and is synomous with tree removal, cutting logs, and pruning. The Chainsaw is also adept at cutting both unprocessed lumber, efficiently cutting […]

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LAVA Soap Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner

LAVA Soap Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner Review LAVA Soap Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner gets its name from the primary ingredient used to power away surface stains from your hands and skin. Pumice, a by-product of volcanic activity, combined with cleaning and moisturizing agents cleans and softens hard working hands. We are excited to do a […]

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Tool Maintenance its 3-in-One Multipurpose Oil

Basic Tool Maintenance with 3-in-One Multipurpose Oil Regular tool maintenance rarely seems to be regular. Often it isn’t until you start to notice rust on a piece of equipment before maintenance becomes a priority. Well basic tool maintenance with 3-in-One multipurpose oil simplifies this task. This simple basic tool maintenance how-to will show you the […]

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Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Drill and Impact Driver

Makita 18V Sub-Compact Brushless Drill XFD11ZB and Impact Driver XDT15ZB Tool Review As a carpenter I’ve had to install truss loks on LVLs one day and hardware on custom cabinets the next day. I ran an 18V system for framing and general tasks, but used a compact 12V drill and driver for punch list work and cabinet […]

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Timberland PRO® Workwear

Timberland PRO® Workwear Review from Head to Toe Timberland PRO® takes their commitment to quality and innovation from a long history of rugged work boots and shoes to workwear. Their Workwear line was launched just a few short years ago. Already the expansion of this line appears to be influencing the brand as a whole. The Timberland […]

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Hitachi WH18DBDL2 18V Triple Hammer Impact Driver Kit Review

Hitachi WH18DBDL2 18V Triple Hammer Impact Driver Kit Last week Hitachi announced the release of their WH18DBDL2 18V Triple Hammer Impact Driver. This week we here at Tool Box Buzz got a chance to look at the WH18DBDL2 kit. The kit includes the “Triple Hammer” driver, 18V rapid smart charger, two compact 3.0Ah batteries, and an […]

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Hitachi WH18DBDL2 Triple Hammer Impact Driver

Introducing the Hitachi Triple Hammer WH18DBDL2 Impact Driver Last week Hitachi announced the release of the WH18DBDL2 Triple Hammer Impact Driver. This new offering from Hitachi brings true innovation to driver technology. The third anvil delivers tremendous performance, while a slim 3.0Ah battery, and rapid charger improves efficiency of the Hitachi 18V platform. We here at […]

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Makita 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw

Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Recipro Saw Our friends at Makita sent us their new Makita 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw to review here in the shop. This brushless reciprocating saw combined with Makita’s latest 6.0Ah battery was the perfect storm for an endurance test. With this reveiw we hope to give […]

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STIHL RMA 410 Battery Powered Lawn Mower

STIHL RMA 410 Battery Powered Lawn Mower Since 2011 STIHL has been offering cordless outdoor power equipment for professionals and homeowners. So, as battery technology and cordless power tools have evolved, performance of these tools have been leap frogging year after year. So we are excited to take a look at this STIHL RMA 410 […]

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Timberland PRO® Workwear

Timberland PRO® Workwear There’s no doubt that you’ve heard of Timberland, especially if you’re from New England. They set the standard 40+ years ago that made the brand synonymous with rugged boots and shoes. In 1999 they launched Timberland PRO®, a line of great-looking, durable, safety work boots for the professional tradesmen. And, most recently, […]

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