Archives: Safety & Work Wear

Keen Utility Detroit XT Work Boots

KEEN Utility Detroit XT Work Boots – Built for Comfort and Safety The very first day I wore my new KEEN Utility Detroit XT work boots to work, I had two different workmen stop me and ask me about my boots. I  never knew I was a trend or fashion setter! In addition, they took […]

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DeWALT Heavy Duty Walkie-Talkies

Dewalt DXFRS300 Rechargeable 2-Way Radios For the Job Site We recently took the Heavy Duty Dewalt Walkie-Talkie to one of our crew members commercial job site to see how they worked. The site is the home of the Boston Pipefitters Local 537 Training facility and is a 5-story steel and concrete building on a 70,000 […]

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Milwaukee 2155-AC Temporary LED Site Light

Milwaukee 2155-AC RADIUS Temporary LED Light Review In the commercial construction world, temporary site lighting is an interesting trade-off between functionality, convenience, energy consumption and cost. We were very interested to see how Milwaukee 2155-AC Temporary LED Light would perform on our project site. We installed four Milwaukee 2155-AC Temporary LED Lights  at Local 537 Pipefitters […]

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M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light

M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light site light 2144-20 Review My 1st job site light was a 50-foot corded drop light. The name “drop-light” was fitting because if you dropped it in a crawl space and broke the delicate, incandescent bulb, you had NO LIGHT! Milwaukee LED Lighting Milwaukee first introduced the cordless lighting category of RADIUS site lighting in […]

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Keen Utility Roadshow

Keen Utility Roadshow Keen Utility are great boots. As far as work boots go, it’s all I wear. Before I got my first pair I was really leery of them. They weren’t carried in any local stores and while they looked great online, it was impossible to tell how they fit without getting them on […]

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Little Giant MightyLite Ladder

Little Giant MightyLite Ladder Review Every day nearly 2,000 people are injured while using a ladder. Nearly 100 of them suffer a long-term or even permanent disability. And every day one person dies. The folks at Little giant Ladder invest a lot into research and development into their ladders. They recently released an innovative step […]

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Importance of Using Fleece Bags in a Dust Extractor

Fleece Bags vs Filter Replacement: What’s the REAL COST? Dust Extractor Fleece Bags are less expensive to use and replace than the vacuum pleated filters. Using fleece filter bags drastically improves the lifespan of both standard and HEPA filters, and protects the vacuum motor. Using them provides you with a massive cost savings over the […]

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Little Giant HyperLite SumoStance Ladder

Little Giant Ladder Systems HyperLite SumoStance Fiberglass Extension Ladder Review Several years ago, we were framing a fairly large-sized house. We had one of the younger (greener) guys on the crew buttoning up some sheathing that we couldn’t do while the wall was still on the deck. The work was simple, albeit somewhat high up. […]

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Lind Beacon 360 TREK LED Area Light

Lind Equipment LE360LEDL-TE Beacon360 Trek LED  Light Review Recently I had a close call on my jobsite where a jobsite heater’s fan failed and the unit caught fire. That incident got me looking closer at how I could make my jobsite safer. After replacing my fire extinguisher, I replaced my incandescent string lights. After that, […]

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Makita XCV07Z 18V X2 LXT Cordless Dry Vacuum

Makita 18V X2 Cordless/ Vacuum, Review A good dust control strategy is essential to being a professional contractor and keeping your customer happy throughout a construction project. I’ve learned early on that capturing and controlling remodeling dust by keeping it out of the air and the non-remodeled area of your client’s home is often more important […]

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