Stan Durlacher

Stan has been a project manager in the Boston commercial real estate and construction market since 1978. He is currently a Project Executive for a major Boston Construction Manager, building High Rise apartment and office buildings. Two of his current projects are Air Right Developments over the Mass Turnpike in downtown Boston. One of the hallmarks of his career has been innovative problem solving. As Assistant Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Stan was instrumental in bringing the hydromill slurry wall machinery and technology to Boston in the 1990’s for use on the Central Artery Third Harbor Tunnel Project. Stan has been an avid woodworker since college and brings an innovative point of view to this field. He owns an 1886 farmhouse near Concord, Mass and his skills and time are never idle for long. His barn and attached spaces serve as his ever-expanding workshop. Stan is a self-avowed tool hound. In 2013, Stan decided to design and build his own CNC router. This machine has become a centerpiece of his woodworking and his craft focus Stan will share many of the ways that this innovative technology has solved many current problems and how CNC will begin to impact the woodworking and home renovation businesses.

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Makita Portable Backpack Power

Makita PDC01 4x18v Portable Battery Power Backpack Review When I first heard about the Makita Portable Backpack Power supply, I immediately had two reactions: First, would anyone really want to make a cordless tool corded? Second, what a great way to extend the efficiency of and useful runtime for a tool. These two thoughts are in […]

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Rockler Dust Collector Review

Rockler Dust Right 750 CFM Dust Collector 57841   Rockler has recently started to sell its Dust Right® 750 CFM Mobile Dust Collector. The Rockler Dust Right Mobile Dust Collector has a 1-micron canister filter and casters to allow the user to maneuver the dust collector around the woodworking shop. When I first saw the […]

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Bosch GET75-6N 6-Inch Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sander Review

Bosch GET75-6N Sander with Turbo Mode Not all random orbit sanders are equal and that’s obvious when you pick up the Bosch GET75-6N 6″ Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sander. This new sander from Bosch features two modes including a Turbo mode for rapid material removal which historically hasn’t been the strong suit of random orbit sanders. […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel 9 Inch Cut-Off Saw

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 9 Inch Cut-Off Saw 2786-20 We recently tested the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 9 Inch Cut-Off Saw as part of our Best 9 inch Cut off saw Head to Head.     Milwaukee’s 2786-20 performed well, taking second place in the Head-To-Head competition. The Milwaukee is a high performing tool and is perfect for […]

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Milwaukee M18 Packout Radio And Charger

Milwaukee M18 Packout Radio And Charger Model 2950-20 Mr. Bojangles Never Sounded So Good! I knew a man, Bojangles and he danced for you In worn-out shoes Silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants The old soft shoe… I love spending time in my shop, making things. And part of what I like is […]

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Makita XLS01Z Cordless Drywall Sander

Makita XLS01T 18V LXT  Cordless 9″ Drywall Sander Kit, AWS Capable (5.0Ah) Review Installing and finishing drywall is one of the tasks I least like to do in construction. In the whole drywall process, the final steps to mud, tape and sand joints are the worst part for me. I know that some tradespeople breeze […]

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RIDGID Tool Gift Guide

2019 RIDGID Tool Holiday Gift Guide The Holiday Season is here and I’ll bet you are looking for the perfect gift for your favorite contractor, handyman, or DIY’ers this Holiday season? Do not waste time wandering around the aisles of the big box stores or searching the endless pages of confusing stock lists of the […]

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DEWALT DCN680 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review

DEWALT 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer Review The TBB crew recently tested and reviewed the DEWALT DCN680 18 Gauge Brad Nailer in our recent Best 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Head-to-Head testing. The DEWALT Brad Nailer is equipped with brushless motor technology and powered by a 2.0Ah Lithium Ion battery. It weighs 5lbs 2 oz. (w/o battery) and utilizes […]

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Bosch GKT 13-225L Track Saw Review

Bosch GKT 13-225L Plunge Saw    I have owned a Triton track saw for three plus years. At the time I bought it, it was a great addition to my shop. Since owning a track saw, I have abandoned using my table saw for breaking down sheet goods. For me, the track saw is more […]

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Ridgid 15 Gallon 200 psi Compressor Review 

Ridgid OF150200A – 15 Gallon 200 psi Compressor Larger air compressors make many operations go smoothly on the construction job site and in the workshop.  They improve overall production performance and operation versatility. High capacity compressors are useful for a multitude of applications including finish and trim carpentry, framing, roofing, flooring, siding, decking, and all […]

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