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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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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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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