Archives: Safety & Work Wear

Festool Dust Extractor Review

Festool Dust Extractor CT SYS – 584174 Lately we’ve been writing so much about cutting the cord and going cordless, but not this time! In fact this tool has a 16.5′ long cord attached to it. Festool has recently introduced a compact, portable, HEPA certified dust extractor built into one of their systainer boxes and we […]

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Milwaukee M12 LED Compact Flood Light

Milwaukee M12 Rover Flood Light Review 2364-20 The Milwaukee M12 LED Compact Flood Light  is the missing link in the M12 platform.  Sure Milwaukee had the M12 lantern and stick light, but this one its different. Its designed more box shaped with a lower more stable base and an angled lens bezel. The light measures 5-1/2″ […]

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Ryobi LED Flashlight RFL905

Ryobi LED Flashlight RFL905 Review Since making the Tek4 flashlight I’ve been waiting for Ryobi to make another kick ass flashlight. Recently they designed the Ryobi LED Flashlight RFL905 and once again, caught my attention. The Ryobi RFL905 is the perfect light for shop, garage, home or every day use and carry.  Packed with all the […]

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Oliver 45 Series Work Boot Review

Oliver Safety Boots 45 Series A good day’s work on the job site always starts from the ground up, and for us that means our work boots. We recently took a pair of Oliver 45 Series Work Boots to our job-site for some real on the job testing. We assigned them to our foreman and […]

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Dewalt 20-Volt LED Work Light DCL044

Dewalt 20-Volt LED Work Light DCL044 Review I use a flashlight in all aspects of my work. My quest to find the perfect sized work light led me to the Dewalt 20-Volt LED Work Light DCL044. Most of the work lights I’ve used so far are long and bulky to carry. And while headlamps are […]

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Festool Syslite DUO Review

Festool Syslite DUO LED Work Light Festool recently addressed some issues surrounding, and difficulties obtaining a rugged, durable, and reliable worksite light. They’re answer was the Festool Syslite DUO, model 769967. Jobsite lighting means different things to contractors.  As a remodeling contractor I work in all stages of home construction and repair. To me, jobsite lighting […]

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Yellow Jacket 8-Outlet Metal Power Block 5148

Yellow Jacket 8-Outlet Metal Power Block 5148 Review We recently started using Yellow Jacket 8-Outlet Metal Power Block 5148 on the jobsite and in the shop. The Yellow Jacket power strip is a length of electrical sockets attached to the end of a flexible cable that plugs into an electrical receptacle. Power strips are typically used where electrical demand […]

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Klein® Tools Headlamp

Klein® Tools Designs a Headlamp with all the Must-Haves for the Jobsite January 26, 2016 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (http://www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, launched its new Illumination line, including a headlamp (Cat. No. 56220) designed specifically for electricians.  It features an anti-slip silicone strap that comes pre-adjusted to fit a hard hat.  The […]

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Winter Workwear

Arborwear Double Thick Pullover Crew Neck Sweatshirt Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. For me clothing worn on the job-site must have exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction, and a fit that you can not only feel in the fabric, but also see in performance results. There is nothing worse than working […]

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Milwaukee M18 Stand Light 2130-20

Milwaukee M18 LED Stand Light 2130-20 Getting portable, dependable lighting on a jobsite can sometimes be a challenge.  For years I’ve kept a variety of halogen and incandescent lights in my trailer for this purpose. I’m always finding myself in a basement, attic or crawlspace and they’re NEVER lighted! The problem with using halogens was […]

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