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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KCI Tools Squi.Jigs and StealthMounts review

KCI Tools Squi.Jigs (1 1/4″ & 3″) and StealthMount Battery & Tool Mounts (DEWALT 20V and Milwaukee M18 & M12) It’s easy to focus on the big-ticket items in the workshop or on the job site, but sometimes the right accessory and jig is really what makes all the difference. Recently I got the chance […]

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Milwaukee M18 14″ Chop Saw Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 14″ Abrasive Chop Saw (Model 2990-20) I’ve used a lot of abrasive chop saws in the steel fabrication industry. From cutting smaller sections on angle iron to cutting rebar and threaded rod, abrasive cutoff saws are essential tools when a horizontal bandsaw may not be required. So when I recently got my […]

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Ryobi 18V Automotive Tools Review

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Automotive Tools Ryobi has expanded their 18V One + Line-up with a few new 18V automotive-based tools and we recently tested four of them out. These tools are added to Ryobi’s highest-powered One+ HP line-up (except the sander/polished) complete with brushless motors and backward-compatible with standard 18V Ryobi batteries. Ryobi’s […]

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Ryobi 3600 PSI Gas Pressure Washer Review

Ryobi 3600 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 2.5 GPM, Honda GX200 (Model RY803600) I needed a pressure washer badly for 2 reasons many homeowners can relate to: clogged gutters and a filthy deck. Soon enough I had the Ryobi 3600 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, Model 803600 in my hands and was ready to put it to […]

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Ryobi Cordless 7 1/4″ Miter Saw Review

Ryobi ONE+ 18V Cordless 7-1/4″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw (Model PBT01B) When I got the chance to test out another of the Ryobi ONE+ 18V tools it was an easy yes. After all, I’ve had good luck over the past with with the ONE+ 18V line-up and the Ryobi Cordless 7 1/4″ Miter Saw (PBT01B) […]

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WORX NITRO 40V Lawnmower Review

WORX NITRO 40V Brushless 21″ Self-Propelled Lawnmower  (Model WG753) I recently got the chance to clean up my yard while testing out the new WORX NITRO 40V Lawnmower (Model WG753). And since summer means more outside time, I’ve got a natural increase in lawn care tasks and responsibilities. Was the WORX WG753 mower up to […]

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WORX 40V 16″ Chainsaw Review

WORX NITRO 40V 16″ Chainsaw (Model WG385) We recently got a chance to test the WORX NITRO 40V 16″ Chainsaw, Model WG385. Cordless chainsaws are an excellent choice for a couple of reasons. They are lower maintenance and overall quieter with less fumes. So I threw the WG385 into my car and brought it up […]

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Brunt Marin Comp Toe Workboot Review

Brunt 6″ Marin Composite Toe Workboot Most of the reviews I’ve written have been on the “tools” I use everyday, but the Brunt Marin Comp Toe Workboot was a new type of tool review for me. It’s also a commonly overlooked tool that often gets less attention than it’s battery-powered and corded counterparts. Brunt Workwear […]

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Craftsman 20V Stapler & Framing Nail Guns Review

Craftsman 20V Brushless 18GA Stapler and 21° Framing Nail Guns (Models: CMCN621PL & CMCN618N) We recently got the chance to test out a couple of Craftsman 20V Nail Guns, the Craftsman 20V Narrow Crown Stapler, and the 21º Framing Nailer. Cordless nail guns are now a staple (pun intended) on most job sites and most […]

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Wilton 6.5″ Multi-Purpose Vise

Wilton 6.5″ Multi-Purpose Vise (model 650P) Review I recently got a chance to test out the Wilton 6.5″ multi-purpose vise (model 650P). As an experienced steel fabrication shop manager and certified AWS welder, I understand the importance of a quality vise. Why? Because whether cutting, grinding, or fitting up metal joints for tack welds, it […]

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