Archives: Safety & Work Wear

M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light

M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light site light 2144-20 Review My 1st job site light was a 50-foot corded drop light. The name “drop-light” was fitting because if you dropped it in a crawl space and broke the delicate, incandescent bulb, you had NO LIGHT! Milwaukee LED Lighting Milwaukee first introduced the cordless lighting category of RADIUS site lighting in […]

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Keen Utility Roadshow

Keen Utility Roadshow Keen Utility are great boots. As far as work boots go, it’s all I wear. Before I got my first pair I was really leery of them. They weren’t carried in any local stores and while they looked great online, it was impossible to tell how they fit without getting them on […]

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Little Giant MightyLite Ladder

Little Giant MightyLite Ladder Review Every day nearly 2,000 people are injured while using a ladder. Nearly 100 of them suffer a long-term or even permanent disability. And every day one person dies. The folks at Little giant Ladder invest a lot into research and development into their ladders. They recently released an innovative step […]

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Importance of Using Fleece Bags in a Dust Extractor

Fleece Bags vs Filter Replacement: What’s the REAL COST? Dust Extractor Fleece Bags are less expensive to use and replace than the vacuum pleated filters. Using fleece filter bags drastically improves the lifespan of both standard and HEPA filters, and protects the vacuum motor. Using them provides you with a massive cost savings over the […]

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Little Giant HyperLite SumoStance Ladder

Little Giant Ladder Systems HyperLite SumoStance Fiberglass Extension Ladder Review Several years ago, we were framing a fairly large-sized house. We had one of the younger (greener) guys on the crew buttoning up some sheathing that we couldn’t do while the wall was still on the deck. The work was simple, albeit somewhat high up. […]

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Lind Beacon 360 TREK LED Area Light

Lind Equipment LE360LEDL-TE Beacon360 Trek LED  Light Review Recently I had a close call on my jobsite where a jobsite heater’s fan failed and the unit caught fire. That incident got me looking closer at how I could make my jobsite safer. After replacing my fire extinguisher, I replaced my incandescent string lights. After that, […]

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Makita XCV07Z 18V X2 LXT Cordless Dry Vacuum

Makita 18V X2 Cordless/ Vacuum, Review A good dust control strategy is essential to being a professional contractor and keeping your customer happy throughout a construction project. I’ve learned early on that capturing and controlling remodeling dust by keeping it out of the air and the non-remodeled area of your client’s home is often more important […]

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Milwaukee GRIDIRON Zip-to-Thigh Bib Overalls

Milwaukee Insulated, Weather Resistant Work Bibs  Contractor clothing trends can be interesting to say the least, especially when it gets cold. Tradesmen, including myself, traditionally layer like crazy, and mostly choose clothing that gives us warmth and mobility. It doesn’t always look pretty but it works – well, a little. Finding Durable Clothing When you […]

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Milwaukee Rechargeable Lighting Solutions

Milwaukees Lighting Solutions Milwaukee is now focused on offering a range of highly portable lighting solutions that can be carried, worn, and attached by contractors who need quick access to light. A few of our favorites from this new line-up of lighting includes: 700L Flashlight Hard Hat Headlamp Pocket Flood Light All three of the Milwaukee […]

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Diamondback Tool Belt

Diamondback Tool Belt Denali Rig Review Most carpenters consider their tool belt as an extension of their body.  It’s where these craftsman keep their tools that help them complete their day to day tasks.  Every tool has it’s own home within our tool belts and we can reach down and grab them without even looking.  […]

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