Wearing Work Pants with Knee Pads

By Robert Robillard

Protecting Your Knees On the Job Site – work Pants With Built-In Knee Pads As a carpenter and contractor I can tell you that you get what you pay for. I can also tell you that sometimes it seems that protecting our bodies at work comes secondary to getting the job done. It took me…

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Outsourcing For Contractors

By Robert Robillard

10 Benefits of Outsourcing As a small business owner I am often called upon to design, construct, finish and install custom bookcases, cabinets and fireplace mantles.  I’ve realized that selling outsourcing is a realistic way to stay competitive and profitable in an environment where folks are constantly tire kicking and researching prices. Should you outsource…

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Building A Sliding Barn Door

By Robert Robillard

Building and Installing a Sliding Door Today it seems like every home décor magazine and Pinterest board is covered with sliding barn door ideas. Whether it’s a modern, industrial-style door or a more rustic, country design, or something in between, I am seeing more and more interest in this trend from clients. Sliding barn doors…

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Milwaukee 6955-20 Dual-Bevel 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw

By Will Endicott

Milwaukee 6955-20 Miter Saw Review With the insurgence of long-life battery tools and the inherent portability they offer, I find myself switching a huge majority of my tools to that platform. The miter saw, so far, is not one of them, and the one that I use on the jobsite is the Milwaukee 6955-20 Dual-Bevel…

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Good Business Practices

By Robert Robillard

Tips On Good Business Practices When running a small business or any business for that matter there are a few rules that are always good to follow. Here’s a five good business practices that I use. 1. Always be honest: Honesty is huge in business and life. If you are unable to meet a deadline or…

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Klein 6 in 1 Ratcheting Stubby Screwdriver

By Jim Nadeau

Klein 6 in 1 Ratcheting Stubby Screwdriver Tool Review How many screwdrivers are in your everyday tool bag?  How much does that tool bag already weigh?  There are currently 8 in my everyday tool bag and probably another dozen in tool box that never comes out of my van.  The Klein 6 in 1 Ratcheting…

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Ridgid Cordless 18V 7/8 in. SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill

By Jim Nadeau

Ridgid Cordless 18V 7/8 in. SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Tool Review The first Hammer drill was produced in 1932 by Bosh and shortly after Milwaukee came out with their own in 1935.  However the first rotary hammer drill was the Hilti TE-17 produced in 1967.  50 years later we have some incredible tools out their…

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Vampires Long Nose Screw Extraction Pliers

By Jim Nadeau

Vampires Long Nose Screw Extraction Pliers Tool Review The first time I held Vampires Long Nose Screw Extraction Pliers it reminded me of an apprentice I had years ago.  He hadn’t figured out that his screw gun was variable speed yet, it was either fully engaged at high speed or off.  Unfortunately for me this…

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