Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

By Robert Robillard

Table Saw Stand My crew and I are all about efficiency and portability. The table saw is the cornerstone of our mobile carpentry work-site set up, and we wanted better safety and performance from our table saw. Portable, Durable and Accurate – Does it exist? We wanted something that would allow us to be portable,…

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Toilet Shopping Tips

By Sarah Carmichael

 Cake, Prosecco and an American Standard Toilet When my husband and I were engaged to be married, my work colleagues threw us the most beautiful surprise wedding shower, complete with garden-party theme. The women wore flowery skirts or cardigans, and the men wore floral-print ties. There was cake and prosecco. And then, the big gift:…

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Gas Pipe Wall Shelf

By Robert Robillard

How to Make a Gas Pipe Wall Mounted Shelf Gas pipe projects are becoming more and more popular. A simple internet search brings up a slew of gas pipe projects that show you how to build a bench, table with legs, hanging beds, and numerous shelf configurations. In this article we show you how to…

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Compact Portable Table Saws

By Robert Robillard

The Cutting Edge  – A Mobile Contractor and Their Table Saw I often refer to myself as a carpenter but, in reality I’m a mobile contractor, moving from one project to the next, sometimes even two locations in one day. Many independent contractors work remotely, often on multiple projects at the same time The trades has…

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Smoke Detectors

By Jim Nadeau

An Electricians Advice On Smoke Detectors Are your smoke detectors chirping all the time or just going off on random times?  If you have hard wired 120volt with battery back up smoke detectors here are a few things you can do. Real or False alarm? I always remember a service call I got of a customers Smoke/CO detector…

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Troubleshooting A Dead Outlet

By Jim Nadeau

Outlet Not Working? Check For A Tripped GFCI Outlet I once had a customer who went two years without a shower light because they didn’t realize the shower light was controlled by a GFCI Outlet that was tripped.  Before the customer could finish explaining the issue I reset the tripped GFCI Outlet, and the lights were back up…

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Selecting A Summer Work Boot

By Robert Robillard

Summer Work Shoes Summers can get hot and humid, there is nothing worse than having your feet sweat in a hot, heavy, steel-toed work boot. Selecting a summer work boot or shoe can be a daunting process. For one, many contractors I know feel strongly that the BEST foot protection on the jobsite is a work…

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Milwaukee FUEL 18 Gauge Brad Nailer 2740-21CT

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee FUEL 18 Gauge Brushless Brad Nailer 2740-21CT Review This story starts in 1950 when the first pneumatic nailers were introduced and fast-forwards to today with many tool manufacturers are designing and offering battery-only, cordless finish nailers. Today throughout our industry, carpenters are using a combination of pneumatic, gas powered, and battery powered brad and…

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