Ben Fecteau

Benjamin is a former project manager, CNC-designer, and AWS-certified welder with experience running a commercial and industrial steel design and fabrication company. Before making the jump to commercial construction, he spent years renovating houses and building furniture where he became skilled in the art of home wiring, flooring, siding, and custom tool modifications. Benjamin has a Masters Degree in Education and is passionate about sharing his love of design with his sons and through community-based outreach. He resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and enjoys spending time with his family, in his workshop, and serving as an Air Force Officer.

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RIDGID 18V Sub-compact Impact Wrenches

Coming Soon – RIDGID 18V Sub-compact Brushless Impact Wrenches, 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. We recently got word of a new tool release, the RIDGID 18V sub-compact impact wrenches, in 1/2 in. (Model R872071) and 3/8 in. (Model R872081). Both feature the flexibility of 4 modes and house brushless motors. The modes are selected via […]

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Metabo HPT 10-Inch Cordless Miter Saw Review

Metabo HPT 18V MultiVolt™ Cordless 10-Inch Single Bevel Miter Saw Kit, C1810DFA We recently got a sample of the all-new Metabo HPT 10-Inch Cordless Miter Saw (model C1810DFA) to test out. We always have room for a cordless miter saw on the job site. And there were no shortage of framing and trim cuts we […]

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Milwaukee 1-1/2 in. Magnetic Drill Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ 1-1/2 in. Magnetic Drill Kit (Model 2787-22HD) We recently tested out the Milwaukee 1-1/2 in. Magnetic Drill (model 2787-22HD) as part of our continued goal of expanding our testing and coverage of metalworking tools. And a mag drill is a staple found, usually in duplicate, in any metal fab shop. It allows […]

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 TBB’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

 TBB’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide TBB’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide will help you pick out the perfect gift(s) for that hard-to-buy-for tradesperson in your life. Especially if you’re shopping for someone who just wants tools but already seems to have too many. Or that special person talks about tools and hardware even when they know […]

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SwingCase Truck Storage Box Review

SwingCase Undercover Swinging Truck Bed Toolbox We recently hooked up with Real Truck to do a detailed review of the SwingCase Truck Storage Box. This is a great option to use otherwise often wasted space to organize tools and gear in your work truck more efficiently. It was easy to install and worked smoothly. And […]

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Milwaukee M12 Laser Level Review

Milwaukee M12 Green Cross Line 4-Point Laser Level Kit (Model 3624-21) Tool Box Buzz recently tested out the Milwaukee M12 Laser Level, Model 3624 Kit. This laser is a green cross-line 4-point level designed for Milwaukee’s target audience of Jobsite Professionals. This Laser Level comes as a bare tool (3624-20) or as a kit (3624-21). […]

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Evolution Powertools Metal Chop Saw Review

Evolution Powertools 14/15 in. Metal Cutting Chop Saw (Model S380CPS) Tool Box Buzz recently tested out the Evolution Powertools Metal Chop Saw (model S380CPS) as part of our goal to expand our testing and coverage of metalworking tools. And a cold-cut chop saw is a pretty essential tool in any metal fab shop. Right up […]

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HILTI 22V Metal Circular Saw Review

HILTI 22V Nuron 6 1/2″ Metal Circular Saw (Model SC 5ML-22) We recently got our hands on many newly released HILTI 22V Nuron cordless tools. Lately, I’ve put the Hilti SC 5ML-22 6 1/2″ Metal Circular Saw to the test. I had a few custom orders requiring me to fabricate with square tube steel and […]

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Adarac Aluminum Ladder Rack Review

Adarac Aluminum Pro-Series Ladder Rack When Realtruck.com asked if we’d like to test out the Adarac Aluminum Ladder Rack (pro-series), it was an easy yes. I needed to make a supply run for some steel and lumber for an upcoming construction project. Since my 2021 F150 is a short bed, I was excited at the […]

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Hilti 22V NURON Compact Impact Driver Review

Hilti 22V Nuron Compact Impact Driver (Model SID 6-22) We recently got the chance to test out the new Hilti 22V Compact Impact Driver (SID 6-22). Hilti significantly overhauled its cordless power tool lineup this year, to include a new 22V impact driver. And to quote one of my fellow TBB writers, One of the […]

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