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Werner GLIDESAFE Extension Ladder

Werner GLIDESAFE Extension Ladder Review We recently started using the new Werner GLIDESAFE extension ladder.  This new ladder is an easy-operating extension ladder with a breakthrough innovation: a patent-pending lift-assist technology that allows you to easily raise and lower the ladder’s fly section. The Werner GLIDESAFE™ Extension Ladder provides approximately 50% assistance to raise the ladder in […]

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Milwaukee Flex-Head Ratcheting Combination Wrench Set

Milwaukee Flex-Head Ratcheting Combination Wrench Set Review Milwaukee has expanded their wrench line with new Flex-Head ratcheting wrenches. These new wrenches come as a 15 piece SAE (Model 48-22-9413) and a 15 piece METRIC set (Model 48-22-9513). The wrenches are chrome plated and have an incredibly comfortable I-beam handle design that feels great to hold. […]

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KCI Tools Squi.Jigs and StealthMounts review

KCI Tools Squi.Jigs (1 1/4″ & 3″) and StealthMount Battery & Tool Mounts (DEWALT 20V and Milwaukee M18 & M12) It’s easy to focus on the big-ticket items in the workshop or on the job site, but sometimes the right accessory and jig is really what makes all the difference. Recently I got the chance […]

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Milwaukee M18 14″ Chop Saw Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 14″ Abrasive Chop Saw (Model 2990-20) I’ve used a lot of abrasive chop saws in the steel fabrication industry. From cutting smaller sections on angle iron to cutting rebar and threaded rod, abrasive cutoff saws are essential tools when a horizontal bandsaw may not be required. So when I recently got my […]

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ECHO SRM-410X String Trimmer Review

ECHO SRM-410X Professional String Trimmer Review ECHO continues to push the envelope with their powerful new SRM-410X professional-grade string trimmer. This tool review will take a whack at the most powerful string trimmer ECHO has ever made. With its 42.7 CC 2-stroke cycle engine, the SRM-410X is designed to power through demanding landscaping and land […]

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Metabo HPT 18V MultiVolt Brad Nailer NT1850DF

Metabo HPT MultiVolt 18-Guage Brad Nailer NT1850DF Review We recently tested the Metabo HPT 18V MultiVolt 18-gauge brad nailer.  This new nailer is touted to be 30% more compact, and 31% lighter than the previous model. The NT1850DF is part of the expanding MultiVolt system 18-volt and 36-volt power tools from Metabo HPT. The Metabo HPT Brad […]

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Ryobi 18V Automotive Tools Review

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Automotive Tools Ryobi has expanded their 18V One + Line-up with a few new 18V automotive-based tools and we recently tested four of them out. These tools are added to Ryobi’s highest-powered One+ HP line-up (except the sander/polished) complete with brushless motors and backward-compatible with standard 18V Ryobi batteries. Ryobi’s […]

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Milwaukee 2828-21 String Trimmer Kit Review

Milwaukee 2828-21 String Trimmer: I was in search of a string trimmer for my small suburban landscape of 6,000 sf +/-. The Milwaukee 2828-21 String Trimmer immediately caught my attention. Why? For the size of the area, I did not need a commercial trimmer such as a Tanaka, Red Max or Stihl gas-powered unit. I […]

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Kershaw Random Leek 1660RBW Knife

Kershaw Random Leek 1660RBW Knife Review As a remodeling contractor, backpacker, outdoor enthusiast, and daily carrier of a pocket knife I’m a fan of pocket knives and always appreciate a useful, well-made, and functional knife when I see one. When looking at the Kershaw Leek 1660RBW I was particularly interested in looking at several points: […]

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Ryobi 3600 PSI Gas Pressure Washer Review

Ryobi 3600 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 2.5 GPM, Honda GX200 (Model RY803600) I needed a pressure washer badly for 2 reasons many homeowners can relate to: clogged gutters and a filthy deck. Soon enough I had the Ryobi 3600 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, Model 803600 in my hands and was ready to put it to […]

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