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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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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DEWALT Jobsite Bluetooth Speaker DCR010

DEWALT Jobsite Speaker Review We recently got our hands on DEWALT Jobsite Bluetooth Speaker DCR010 and put it to the test.  We looked at the overall speaker design, connectivity, operational range, power options, and other features.  This is a relatively inexpensive (Lowe’s, $99), compact, tough speaker that delivers a great balance of performance and tailored […]

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Ryobi ONE+ HP 18V Brushless Tool Line

Ryobi Brushless Cordless Tools Ryobi has entered a new stage of performance with their all-new line of brushless tools with their Ryobi ONE+ HP 18V Brushless Tool Line.  This is a significant improvement for a few reasons.  Brushless tools deliver more overall power, with an adaptive on-demand power supply, longer battery life, and increased tool […]

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DEWALT DCD999B Hammer Drill and Driver Review

DEWALT DCD999B Hammer Drill and Driver Review A hammer drill (AKA percussion or impact drill) is an essential tool for drilling into hardened materials such as concrete, brick, or stone.  It is also a tool rich in history. Versions of the hammer drill were used as far back as the 3rd century by the Han […]

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