Ethan Bickford

Ethan Bickford has a long history with carpentry. His father worked as a contractor for many years and taught him the ins and outs of home repair and remodeling from a very young age. He now works as a carpenter in the Boston area. Ethan loves teaching and advising on tools and techniques and is a big fan of quality workmanship. His motto is: “Do it right the first time!”

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Metabo HPT C3610DRAM 36V MultiVolt Brushless 10″ Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw

  Metabo HPT MultiVolt Miter Saw Tool manufacturers are pushing the limits of cordless tools further and further every day. Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) is going big into their new dual voltage 36 volt cordless/corded platform. We’ve tested a couple of these tools including the 36V MultiVolt 1/2-in Hammer Drill. One standout addition […]

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Bosch GWS18V-45PSC 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder

NEW Bosch Brushless 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder With Electronic Interface The Bosch GWS18V-45PSC 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder has a  brushless motor provides better power, runtime, and an advanced user interface. Bosch User Interface On-tool HMI (human/machine interface) screen combines with expanded app capability to provide a complete look at grinder performance and working status   This […]

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M18 2120-20 ROCKET Waterproof Tower Light Review

The Milwaukee M18 Rocket Dual Pack waterproof light. LEDs have drastically changed the way we bring light into homes. Both in terms of light fixtures and in terms of job site lights. LEDs are far superior to their halogen and florescent counterparts. They use less power to generate more light with less heat or risk […]

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Bosch PS42-02 12V Max EC Brushless Impact Driver Kit

Bosch PS42-02 Impact river Review The new Bosch Bosch PS42 12 volt impact driver has some kick. Brushless motors have made 12 volt drill drivers and impacts much more powerful and efficient. To illustrate this let’s talk about what I use on the jobsite. My typical setup is a 12 volt brushless impact driver and drill along […]

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Senco FinishPro 30XP

Senco FinishPro 30XP 15 Gauge Finish Nailer Review Small and light The magnesium frame on the Senco FinishPro 30XP makes it one of the lightest 15 gauge nailers on the market weighing in at a little under 4 lbs, it is also quite small only 12 inches long. The short body makes the balance on this […]

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Tool Driven Builder Hammer

Tool Driven Hammer Review Recently on the market The Tool Driven Builder Hammer is taking a new approach to making a more user-friendly hammer. The claim is that a lighter handle will reduce stress to the user’s arm and joints. A lighter handle is achieved by using carbon fiber composite and Kevlar. This makes for […]

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DEWALT 10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw DW717 Review

Dewalt DW717 10″ sliding compound miter saw review If you go to just about any jobsite in the US chances are you’ll see at least one DEWALT tool, and there’s a good chance it will be a miter saw. DEWALT didn’t get this well known or commonly used just through advertising and market saturation. They got […]

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DEWALT D25603K 1-3/4″ SDS Max Rotary Hammer Review

DEWALT D25603K 1-3/4″ SDS Max Combination Hammer We had the opportunity to put the DEWALT D25603K 1-3/4″ SDS Max Rotary Hammer, their newest rotary hammer, through some field testing.  The testing was part of our  Best SDS Max Rotary Hammer Drill – Head to Head article. The new DEWALT D25603K was designed for both residential […]

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Best Corded Top Handle Jig Saw – Head to Head Comparison

Top Handle Jig Saw Head To Head First off we’d like to thank Lenox tools for contributing all the blades to this test to keep the playing field as level as possible. Jigsaws have been around for a while, they were invented in 1946 by an engineer in Switzerland who replaced the needle is his […]

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