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Skil 12-Inch Miter Saw Model # 3820

SKIL’s Newest Compound Miter Saw is a Cut Above the Competition New compound miter saw cuts accurately and quickly for an exceptional value   Designed with the value-conscious carpenter and weekend warrior in mind, SKIL has packed in intuitive features to make the Skil 3820 an indispensable tool for building better projects. Whether making cross, […]

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Let Us Hear Your Ugly Tool Love Stories

I’m talking about our shared love affair with an “ugly tool.” If my guess is right, you just smiled and mentally pictured the object of your own affection. Every tradesman and serious DIYer has one. You know the one, that ancient, out of date, heavy, misused and abused, gnarly tool that we simply won’t part with.

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DREMEL® and LOWE’S® Present Pinewood Derby® Days

Pinewood Derby® Days Here’s some fun news from Lowe’s and Dremel for all the Boy Scouts out there wanting to build a great Pinewood Derby car. Check out the press release below for more details. MT. PROSPECT, Ill. – January 4, 2011 — Racers, start your rotary tools. Dremel and Lowe’s have teamed up to […]

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Rockwell 5″ Random Orbital Sander Review (RK4246K)

Rockwell Model RK4246K Random Orbit Sander Rockwell recently sent me one of their new sanders to try. The RK4246K 5″ Random Orbit Sander to be exact. Over the last year I’ve become a really big fan of Rockwell Tools quality and performance. Needless to say I wasn’t shocked when I was told this little sander […]

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Gorilla Gripper – Get A Grip

Gorilla Gripper Sorry if this video offends anyone but it’s worth a chuckle. Be sure to watch this video until the end to see the real punch line!

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Skil Benchtop Drill Press Review – Model 3320-01

SKIL 10″ Benchtop Drill Press Over the coming month we’ll be reviewing several drill presses on this site and our home improvement site. To start things off we tested a benchtop drill press from SKIL. The 10″ Benchtop Drill Press from SKIL offers home owners, DIY’ers and hobbyist a small benchtop drill press capable of […]

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Black And Decker Ratcheting ReadyWrench

Black And Decker:  The Ratcheting Ready Wrench I had heard of the original Ready Wrench but had not used it. The new Black And Decker Ready Wrench with ratcheting feature is a useful, handy tool to have in the tool box.  I find that I use just a  few different size sockets or wrenches, but keep […]

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Veto Pro Pac Tool Bag Giveaway

And the Winner Is….. Thanks to everyone who entered and the folks at Veto Pro Pac for sponsoring this great giveaway.  If you’re not the lucky winner don’t worry there’s going to be another giveaway this month! The folks at Veto Pro Pac sent me a couple more bags to evaluate (open top bags) and […]

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The Woodworking & D.I.Y. Show

Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16, 2011 Friday, Noon – 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern States Exposition 1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA 01089 Sawdust will blanket the floor, wood shavings will soar, and buzz saws will whir as the region’s largest event for […]

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DEWALT® Launches a 4-3/8″ Wet and Dry Hand Tile Cutter

DEWALT® Launches a 4-3/8″ Wet and Dry Hand Tile Cutter with the Versatility Professionals Need on the Jobsite TOWSON, Md. (Dec. 16, 2010) – Today, D EWALT announces the launch of its new 4-3/8″ Wet and Dry Hand Tile Cutter (DWC860W), a portable saw designed to handle a variety of cuts in natural stones, tile ceramics […]

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