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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RYOBI PSD101 Belt Sander

RYOBI PSD101 Belt Sander Review How many times have I wanted a miniature belt sander to reach into a tight space because my full-sized belt sander just will not fit or is too cumbersome to use? I know the most effective way to remove the material is with a belt, but before I ran into […]

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YetiTool SmartBench CNC Machine

A Seed Change in the CNC World Many of us have heard the expression “Seed Change.” It means a disruption in the status quo.  The origin of the term comes from the agricultural practice of rotating entirely new and radical crops. The modern meaning acknowledges a complete change of the perception of a field of […]

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RYOBI PSBCS02 Cutoff Tool

RYOBI PSBCS02 Cutoff Tool Review While moving into a new shop and setting it up. I have been working a lot with Unistrut to create partitions, work surfaces, and ceiling mounts for exhaust and lighting. Many times, I need to cut a small amount off of a hanger rod or Unistrut section in close quarters. […]

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Festool T18+3 E Cordless Drill

Festool T18+3 Easy Drill Review Drill drivers are an important tool in the modern carpenter/craftsperson toolbox. As a result, the Festool Festool T18+3 E cordless drill kit came out, I was very interested to put it through its paces. Festool owns a brand reputation for high-end quality and performance and I wondered how this basic […]

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Best Cordless Lawn Mower

Cordless Lawn Mower Head-To-Head | 2020 Cordless Lawn Mowers have taken over the lawn and garden section in many retail stores. Six years ago, Tool Box Buzz ran a Best Cordless Lawn Mower Head-to-Head test of five cordless mowers, so we were really interested in how the field of manufacturers has increased and how the […]

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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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