Jeff Williams

Contributing Editor Jeff Williams is a carpenter for a commercial General Contractor specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. Jeff comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. Jeff has a Construction Management degree and loves the thrill of coordinating and successfully managing large jobs from start to finish. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, "Work hard until the job is done."

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Tuning up a Ridgid Bandsaw

Tuning up a Ridgid Bandsaw About a year ago RIDGID sent me their venerable BS1400 Bandsaw. This tool has been on the market since about 2001 so it is in thousands of shops across North America. It has served many woodworkers as a pretty good saw but with a little work you can make it […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL 1/2 in. Drill and Driver Kit Review

Milwaukee M12 FUEL 1/2 in. Drill and Driver Kit Model 2403-22 No question, the Milwaukee M12 FUEL drill/driver is the best drill/driver I’ve ever used. I know it’s a strong statement but the pairing of high-capacity batteries with brushless motors is downright amazing. It gives power that’s never been available in such a small package […]

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RIDGID LM-400 Advanced Laser Distance Measure Preview

RIDGID LM-400 Advanced Laser Distance Measure Preview Cruising around the web today reading some of our industry friend’s sites, Chris over at Tool-Rank.com posted about RIDGID tools releasing a new laser distance measure with advanced features. Like the new Bosch GLM 100 C, it integrates with a smart phone app to visualize and record measurements. I […]

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RIDGID 12V Impact Driver Review

RIDGID 12V Impact Driver Review Model # R82237K At Tool Box Buzz we see a lot of cordless tools. Drill drivers and impact drivers are our most tested tools. We see more of these tools than any other categories. Previously I only had experience with 18V drills and impact drivers so when the RIDGID 12V Impact Driver […]

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RIDGID 18v Grinder Review

RIDGID 18v Grinder Review Model R86040B In the summer of 2013 I had the opportunity to sit down with an executive from TTI the maker of RIDGID power tools and he told me about all of their upcoming innovative tools for the year that we summarized back in this article. One of those tools was […]

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Quick Drill Storage Solution

Quick and Cheap Drill Storage Solution The holiday season is definitely upon us now. If your schedule is anything like mine shop time is a little hard to come by and money for tools or supplies might be a little tighter. Perhaps your friends and family told you not to buy any tools this season […]

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Milwaukee M12 Fuel Rotary Hammer Review

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Rotary Hammer Model 2416-22XC Rotary Hammer or Hammer Drill? A lot of people use the terms interchangeably but they’re a bit different. Rotary Hammers use electro-pneumatic action to deliver the blows where as a hammer drill uses metal cams. Rotary Hammers are the standard for the construction industry for heavy-duty concrete/masonry drill […]

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Give the gift of batteries this Christmas

Upgrade your loved one’s tools with new batteries Every year we get a number of requests for gift ideas as the holiday season approaches. To stem the tide a little we publish a gift guide filled with all the tools from the last year that we recommend. From hand tools to cordless to large shop […]

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Rockler adds another superstore to the fold

Late this last summer Rockler opened their first Superstore about 5 miles from me in Minnesota. Now they are almost finished with their second and this time it’s in the pacific north west. The Seattle location is opening mid-December and it is going to be a huge hit. I’ve been to the Maplewood store many […]

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RYOBI Backpack Blower First Impressions

RYOBI Backpack Blower Model BP42 A couple of weeks ago the nice folks at RYOBI Outdoors sent me their new 2-stroke powered backpack blower. I was hoping to be able to thoroughly test it for about a month before this review so that you could consider it in time for your own fall clean up. […]

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