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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Powermate PM7500 Cosense Generator Review

Powermate 7500/6000W Cosense Generator (model PM7500) Generators are an essential enabler on most job sites.  So when we got a chance to check out the new Powermate PM7500 COSENSE Generator we were excited to put them to the test. I mean, who wants to fight with other subs while running hundreds of feet of extension […]

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Ridgid 18V Brushless Combo Kit Review

Ridgid 4-Piece 18V Brushless Combo Kit (R9225) When we recently got to test the Ridgid 18V Brushless combo kit on the job site we had a lot of positive takeaways and a few feedback items. The timing was great since we were in the middle of a large residential remodel project. We use the 4-piece […]

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Husky 22 in. Modular Container System Review

Husky 22 in. Modular Container System (Models 230381, 236738, & 236667) Earlier this year we were introduced to the Husky 22 in. modular container system.  This is a PRO-level, yet relatively inexpensive container system.  The suite is built around the flagship Husky 22 in. Connect Rolling Tool Box and is modular in design. You can […]

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Greenworks 24V LED work light Review

Greenworks 24V LED work light (model 3502302AZ) Greenworks continues to expand their line-up of 24V tools by unveiling their dual-power LED cordless work light.  Gone are the days of using old metal drop lights hung from the rafters with the incandescent bulbs putting off equal amounts of light and heat. Instant, bright, portable light is […]

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Oliver Machinery Table Saw Model 10010 Review

Oliver Machinery 10″ Table Saw w/ Roller Stand Review (model 10010) Oliver Machinery’s recently released 10″ job site table saw, model 10010, is a fully-featured portable table saw worth highlighting. This 10″ job site table saw with a roller stand is Oliver Machinery’s top option for portable table saws. It also represents Oliver Machinery’s commitment […]

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Ryobi 7 1/4 Circular Saw PBLCS300 Review

Ryobi 7 1/4 Circular Saw PBLCS300 Review If we had to choose a single cordless item for carpentry and construction, we would be hard-pressed to pick against a 7 ¼” circular saw for basic cutting tasks.  We use circular saws on everything from sizing 2×4 rough framing to doing plunge cuts on exterior wall sheathing. […]

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Bosch 2021 New Lineup Sneak Peak!

Bosch – 2021 New Lineup Sneak Peak! Mount Prospect, IL. —  Bosch has been a partner to the trade pro for over 80 years and is launching a new lineup of high-power tools to meet their customer needs.  The recently unveiled 2021 line-up features a new family of high-power, heavy-duty, cordless tools designed for the […]

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Oliver Machinery 12.5″ Planer with SHELIX cutterhead Model 10044 Review

Oliver Machinery 10044 Planer Review When I decided to upgrade my 12.5” planer, I wanted to check out the Oliver Machinery 12.5″ Planer (Model 10044) with exclusive Byrd Tools SHELIX cutterhead.  The thickness planer is one of the most functional and cost-effective tools in my woodshop.  Why?  Because it ensures uniformity in materials and allows […]

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DEWALT 20V ½” Hammer Drill/Driver and ¼” Impact Driver Review

DEWALT 20V Hammer Drill/Driver & Combo Kit Review (Model DCK299D1W1) When Lowe’s recently asked us to test out DEWALT’s 20V Hammer Drill/Driver & Combo Kit (Model DCK299D1W1), we were excited to put them through the paces on the job site.  As all professionals can attest to, the hammer drill/driver and impact driver are at the […]

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Spyder Hole Saws

Spyder 14-Piece Hole Saw Bit Set Review The new Spyder hole saws are not your Dad’s hole saw bits.  This tool review highlights the features of Spyder’s 14-piece carbide-tipped hole saw set as well as the overall impressions on performance.  I picked up this kit from Lowe’s after deciding to take on a shop storage […]

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