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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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Bosch 12V FlexiClick Tool Giveaway

Bosch GSR12V-140FC 12V FlexiClick 5-In-1 Drill/Driver Giveaway Contest The saying “I’ve got all angles covered,” certainly applies to the new Bosch 12V  FlexiClick . The FlexiClick, a compact 12-volt tool with four  attachments allows you greater access and flexibility when drilling and driving fasteners in tight areas. It’s a light weight and compact tool that includes  the […]

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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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DeWalt FLEXVOLT 7-1/4” Cordless Worm Drive Style Saw

DeWalt FLEXVOLT 60V Cordless 7-1/4” Worm Drive Style Saw Review The first tool I ever truly loved was a SkilSaw Mag 77. My father (whom inspired me to get into the trades and still work with today) gave me one when I was still a “green” framer. It was about 20 years old and absolutely […]

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FN vs DA Style Finish Nails

FN vs DA Style 15 Gauge Finish Nails While many of you probably know the difference between FN and DA 15 gauge finish nails there are still many guys confused and frustrated with this topic. 15 gauge angled finish nailers are very popular and on any given day you’re likely to find several different models […]

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Makita 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer (Model AF635) Review

Makita AF635 Finish Nailer While cordless finish nailers are improving quickly there’s still a place for pneumatic finish nailers on the job site. We recently tested one of Makita’s newest pneumatic finish nailers (Makita AF635 Finish Nailer) on a job finishing out a commercial building renovation. The Makita AF635 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer is […]

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Porter-Cable Announces New Tile Saws

New tiles saws ideal for professionals and DIYers TOWSON, MD (January 2, 2018) – PORTER-CABLE® announces new, innovative cordless and corded table top tile saws for professionals and DIYers. Both the 20V MAX* Table Top Wet Tile Saw (PCC780LA) and 7” Table Top Wet Tile Saw (PCE980) feature a sliding cart, providing accuracy and stability […]

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Klein Heavy Duty Wire Stripper

Klein Heavy Duty Wire Stripper K12055 Review I’m an electrician, and I’ve long thought that wire strippers had very little purpose to me except for when I needed a bolt cutter.  The pliers have always been lousy and my linesman pliers can strip wires almost as quickly.  Why should I bother carry around another tool.  […]

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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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