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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Milwaukee MX FUEL 14″ Cut-Off Saw Review

Milwaukee MX FUEL Equipment On My Job (An Ongoing Series) -The 14″ Cut-Off Saw Recently, I got a chance to try out two of the new products on the Milwaukee MX FUEL equipment lineup of light commercial duty tools. The MXF314-2XC  Cut-Off Saw and the MX301-2CP Core Drill Kit recently saved me time and money […]

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Milwaukee MX FUEL Core Drill Review

Milwaukee MX Fuel Equipment on My Job (An Ongoing Series) – CORE DRILLING! Recently, I got a chance to try out two of the products on the Milwaukee MX Fuel lineup of light equipment  — the MXF314-2XC  Cut-Off Saw and the MX301-2CP Core Drill Kit. Simply put, these tools saved me time and money right out […]

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Milwaukee 2357-20 M18 PACKOUT Light/Charger

Milwaukee 2357-20 M18 PACKOUT Light with Built-In Charger Review It must be a fun job to work for Milwaukee and invent neat things to work with their PACKOUT™ systems. Milwaukee introduced a few notable PACKOUT products in 2020, such as the drawer units, the storage crate, and the small toolbox, etc. However, I rate the Milwaukee PACKOUT […]

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HART Tool Storage

HART 36CH4XD and 36MWC5XD Tool Chest Combination Review I used to store tools and equipment in anything I had in the shop – milk crates were my favorite, and mud buckets sat in the #2 spot. The tools really took a beating and I was always wasting time looking in containers for tools. I slowly […]

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HILTI Concrete Sensors

HILTI Concrete Sensors Review My company is the Construction Manager that is currently constructing four major buildings for large-scale development in Cambridge, MA. My project is a 20 story 468 unit residential project. Recently, HILTI approached me to see if I were interested in reviewing the HILTI Concrete Sensors on my project. The timing of […]

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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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