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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OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives

OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives Here at Tool Box Buzz we are always searching for new tools or solutions to highlight to our readers. In this case we are exploring Utility Knives and checking out a deviation from the ever popular quick change two-sided utility blades and knives. The snap off blade knife is […]

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18 Volt Cordless Combo Kit Head to Head

18 Volt Cordless Combo Kit Head to Head For this head to head we here at Tool Box Buzz requested 5-piece cordless tool kits from the top tool manufacturers, for an evaluation of a brand’s ability to deliver a comprehensive, quality kit of five primary tools, with adequate storage, and a price that (hopefully) saves […]

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Best SDS Rotary Hammer Drill – Head to Head Testing

1-9/16″ SDS Rotary Hammer Drill Head to Head SDS Rotary Hammer Drills are no small investment. Whether this tool is your workhorse in a commercial setting or your life-saver in the residential setting we here at Tool Box Buzz want you to make the best choice for you and your needs on the job-site and […]

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Makita 18V Cordless Multi Tool Review XMT03Z

Makita 18V LXT Lithium Ion Cordless Multi Tool Review XMT03Z The Oscillating Multi-Tool [OMT] has changed the carpentry industry with it’s ability to quickly and accurately make cuts that in the past required tedious and meticulous use of utility knives and chisels. In addition to the time and labor savings these tools have delivered to […]

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Best 18V Cordless Circular Saws – Head to Head

This article was written by Phil Benevides. Photos by Ethan Bickford and Robert Robillard 18 Volt Cordless Circular Saw Comparison Testing Here at Tool Box Buzz we took an extensive look at the major 18-Volt cordless circular saw models on the market to see how they compared. With hours of cutting and critical analysis of […]

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Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2 Beam Plumb Laser

Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2 Beam Plumb Laser Kit As a carpenter I build straight, square, and plumb, even when faced with the many challenges of remodeling I need to get the job done right. For example, at the initial stages of a remodel you may have to do a lot of structural modifications which often […]

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Bostitch 8.5 Amp Orbital Reciprocating Saw Kit Review

Bostitch 8.5 Amp Orbital Reciprocating Saw Kit [BTE360K] Review Reciprocating Saws may not be precise tools, but they are often precisely what you need to get the job done in almost any trade on almost any job-site. There are few rough cutting applications that the Reciprocating Saw CAN’T handle, so having a reliable, portable, and […]

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DEWALT 12 oz MIG Weld Hammer Review

DEWALT expands popular MIG Weld Hammer Line This September DEWALT released new and improved versions of their MIG Weld Hammers and has expanded the line with some new offerings as well. Here at Tool Box Buzz we’ve been swinging the DWHT51135 12 ounce smooth face nailer. Despite the simplicity of the Hammer, companies like DEWALT […]

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Bostitch 105 Piece Socket Set BTMT72261 Review

Bostitch 105 Piece Socket Set BTMT72261 Review Whether you are a carpenter, electrician, plumber, or an actual mechanic if you use tools to make a living, you have a handful of heavy duty tools that you need to service, tune up, or replace parts to keep them running and working as hard as you do. […]

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The Stanley TwinTec Adjustable Ratcheting Wrench Review

The Stanley TwinTec Ratcheting Wrench is a 27 in 1 Tool The Stanley TwinTec Ratcheting Wrench is the perfect solution for the homeowner or do it yourselfer who wants to be prepared to take on any challenge around the house without the major financial investment and without needing to dedicate the space and weight required […]

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