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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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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Omegastrap 1″ Ratchet Strap Review

Omegastrap 1″ Ratchet Strap We recently got the chance to test out a bunch of the Omegastrap 1″ Ratchet Straps. If you’ve ever had to move equipment or materials in a truck or on a trailer then you’ve used ratchet straps. Ratchet straps are amazing useful tools. They offer safety during transport and prevent damage […]

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Ryobi 40V HP Outdoor Power Equipment Review

Ryobi 40V HP Outdoor Power Equipment (Models RY401150, RY40290, & RY40440) Spring is here!  That means sunshine, warmer weather, and most importantly getting outside to enjoy them more often. It also means re-dedicating time for yard work though. So this year I got the chance to get the yard looking great while testing out the […]

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DEWALT 60V String Trimmer Review

DEWALT 60V MAX Flexvolt String Trimmer DCST972X1 I recently got a chance to test out one of DEWALT’s newest outdoor tools, the DEWALT 60V String Trimmer (DCST972X1). The kit includes a 60V trimmer with a single 3.0 Ah battery (9Ah for 20V Flexvolt) and charger. Having always relied on 2 and 4-cycle gas-powered trimmer, I […]

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