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EGO 21-inch 56-Volt Snow Blower

EGO POWER+ 21 in. 56-Volt Snow Blower SNT2100 Review Christmas morning 2017 dropped 7 inches of powder snow to the Boston area. I had to clear the snow anyway, so I figured this was as good a time as ever to check out the EGO 21-inch 56-Volt Snow Blower. EGO has always impressed me as […]

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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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Southwire LED String Lights

Southwire 7164SW-7165SW LED String Light As a remolding contractor I’ve use incandescent string lights to illuminate the job site for as long as I can remember. Recently while attending a trade show I saw the Southwire LED String Light and was impressed with the quality of light output. LED lights run cooler than incandescent bulbs and are […]

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Diablo Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades

Diablo Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades Vertical Integration. What is it and what does it have to do with reciprocating saw blades? Ver·ti·cal  In·te·gra·tion ˈvərdəkəl ˌin(t)əˈɡrāSHən/ noun: vertical integration The combination in one company of two or more stages of production normally operated by separate companies. Diablo Tools is a vertically integrated company which basically means […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL 1/2″ Ratchet

Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12v Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2” Ratchet   Review When Milwaukee released their original M12 ratchet back in 2011, there aim was to marry the performance and speed of pneumatic ratchets without the use of cords or hoses. Since then, these Milwaukee ratchets have become synonymous with cordless performance in the auto […]

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Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw

Delta 26-2250 12 in. Dual Bevel Sliding Cruzer Miter Saw Review The folks at Delta are working hard to get back into the game. They recently introduced the brand new CRUZER miter saws. The CRUZER has a unique, robot-like arm that allows the saw to perform similar to a sliding miter saw. Similar to the […]

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Milwaukee M12™ LED Underhood Light Kit Review

M12™ LED Underhood Light Kit Good lighting is essential to all trades and automotive work is no different. With the significant advancements in LED lighting the lighting solutions available today are quite impressive. Milwaukee recently released the M12™ LED Underhood Light Kit focused on the automotive industry and home users that love to turn a […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 7-1/4” Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 7-1/4″ Miter Saw 2733-21 Review The miter saw is a tool that brings carpentry cuts to a higher level of accuracy. Miter saws provide quick, accurate cross cuts at angles. While designed for finish carpentry, like molding and trim cutting applications, they are now being utilized in all phases of construction. “First Impressions” […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw (High Capacity) – Head to Head

High Capacity Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing We recently did a cordless reciprocating saw head-to-head where we tested 10 different tools that all use a single battery in the 18V-22V range. We felt it was important to keep the lineup of models in the same voltage range to give a fair side by side […]

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Milwaukee 2488-20 M12 Soldering Iron

Cordless Soldering Iron How many times have I wanted to have a portable soldering iron to use far from an existing 120v outlet? My classic problem was often retrofitting some electronics in an aircraft that was located hundreds of feet on the tarmac from the nearest airport building. The only possible portable solution at the […]

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