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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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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Stanley Quickslide Knife Review

Stanley Quickslide Knife Review An interesting take on the utility knife. This Stanley tool features a skeleton design, with a compact profile, three positive stops, a belt hook, and a bottle opener. This tool puts the utility in utility knife. Super flexible as a pocket knife, auxiliary knife, or primary utility knife. You can store […]

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STAFDA Annual Convention and Trade Show 2013

STAFDA Annual Convention and Trade Show 2013 The Speciality Tool and Fastener Division Association (STAFDA) held their annual convention and trade show, where hundreds of vendors get a chance to showcase their newest products, offer generous terms to distributors, and often give consumers, distributors, and journalists a sneak peak of upcoming innovations. Here at Tool […]

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Diablo Unveils New Innovations in their Blade Technology at Diablo’s Media Event at STAFDA Show

Diablo’s Media Event at STAFDA Show On Tuesday November 12th Diablo showcased their latest innovations in abrasives, and reciprocating blades at STAFDA’s annual convention where hundreds of vendors get a chance to showcase their  newest products, offer generous terms to distributors, and often give consumers, distributors, and journalists a sneak peak of upcoming innovations. We at […]

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Makita Impact GOLD 21 Piece Ultra Magnetic Driver Bit Set Review

21 Piece Makita Impact Gold Bit Set Review Disclosure: This Makita Impact GOLD 21 Piece Ultra Magnetic Driver Bit Set Review is sponsored by Makita, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure on this Makita Ultra Magnetic Driver Bit Set Review. Makita’s Impact ready Gold Bit Set The stress an impact driver […]

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Makita LXDT06 Impact Driver Review

Makita LXDT06 18-Volt Brushless 3-Speed Impact Driver The Impact Driver is another one of the modern day carpenter’s workhorse. With the diverse amount of mechanical fastener solutions for job-site challenges every crew member needs a reliable and effective impact driver that will last. The Brushless revolution has brought unprecedented power, longevity, and compact size to […]

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Stanley Black and Decker 2013 New Product Media Event

Stanley Black and Decker 2013 New Product Media Event This year’s New Product Media Event, held at the Westin New York at Times Square, featured Stanley Black and Decker’s professional and prosumer tool lines from your classic Stanley products to the premier DEWALT tools. Spanning two days, construction and woodworking professionals from writers and editors […]

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