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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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Milwaukee M12 Ratchet – Which One to Buy?

Milwaukee M12 Ratchets – Which One to Buy? About 4 or 5 years ago, Milwaukee came out with their first cordless ratchet. It was on the growing M12 platform and came in 3/8″ and 1/4″ varieties. The M12 ratchet was a decent tool but couldn’t quite match the specs of the pneumatic units that were […]

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Kreg® Announces New Precision Router Lift

Kreg® Precision Router Lift February 1, 2018 Kreg® is proud to introduce a great new way to take complete control of your table-mounted router: the Precision Router Lift. Take complete control of your table-mounted router to make accurate, repeatable, and reliable bit setup adjustments—plus above-the-table bit changes—using the Kreg® Precision Router Lift (Item# PRS5000). It […]

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Stihl MS362 C-M Chainsaw Review

Stihl MS362 C-M Chainsaw Review There are some tools that just bring a smile to your face every time you use it and then there are other tools that feel almost primal when you use them. They stir something in your soul, they allow you to tame the wild. A chainsaw is one of those […]

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Ryobi 18V ONE + Hybrid Cable Lights Review

Ryobi 18V ONE + Hybrid Cable Lights Review Creative, Practical and Versatile!  18V ONE + Hybrid Cable lights (Model #P785) is Ryobi’s new addition to their lighting family. These lights can provide lighting anywhere from the family camping trip to a crawl space or shed with no permanent power access.   Ryobi introduced the P785, […]

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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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Bosch 12V FlexiClick Tool Giveaway

Bosch GSR12V-140FC 12V FlexiClick 5-In-1 Drill/Driver Giveaway Contest The saying “I’ve got all angles covered,” certainly applies to the new Bosch 12V  FlexiClick . The FlexiClick, a compact 12-volt tool with four  attachments allows you greater access and flexibility when drilling and driving fasteners in tight areas. It’s a light weight and compact tool that includes  the […]

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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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DeWalt FLEXVOLT 7-1/4” Cordless Worm Drive Style Saw

DeWalt FLEXVOLT 60V Cordless 7-1/4” Worm Drive Style Saw Review The first tool I ever truly loved was a SkilSaw Mag 77. My father (whom inspired me to get into the trades and still work with today) gave me one when I was still a “green” framer. It was about 20 years old and absolutely […]

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FN vs DA Style Finish Nails

FN vs DA Style 15 Gauge Finish Nails While many of you probably know the difference between FN and DA 15 gauge finish nails there are still many guys confused and frustrated with this topic. 15 gauge angled finish nailers are very popular and on any given day you’re likely to find several different models […]

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