Paulk Workbench Review

By Robert Robillard

Solution for A Small Shop I recently took the Paulk Workbench from FastCap into my shop to review and evaluate. The Paulk Workbench is an innovative workbench system with a torsion box-like design. The result of this design is that it is strong, versatile and flexible workshop solution. The Paulk Workbench top measures 3’x6’x10”, completely…

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Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager 2258-21

By Jim Nadeau

Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager 2258-  Review In my line of work, as a residential electrician, 95% of my customers would not know a job took you longer because you didn’t have a thermal imager. However, the majority of customers are impressed when you quickly diagnose a problem and are able to show them a thermal picture of…

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Garage Door Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

This post was sponsored by 3-IN-ONE Oil; however, all views expressed below are my own. Sticky Garage Door Fix My garage door is the biggest door in my house and recently I started noticing that is was not opening as smoothly and sticking at one point in the track. This should not have been a…

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Milwaukee Hole Hawg Vs DeWalt Flexvolt Joist Drill

By Jim Nadeau

  Milwaukee Hole Hawg Vs DeWalt Flexvolt Joist Drill I am asked almost every time I’m seen using the DeWalt 60v Flexvolt Joist Drill or the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg which one I prefer and how I would compare the two tools. As a side note, Milwaukee also has a larger version more geared toward…

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6 Bathroom Remodel Structural Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodel Structural Issues With bathroom remodels people often focus on color, layout, heated floors and moving things around. These are all important things, but if you’re not thinking about the stuff behind the walls and under the floors to make the overall design work well. If you’re not concerned about “Hidden Conditions,” You’re about…

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Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation

By Robert Robillard

Custom built-in bookcase and mantle project: On this project we were asked to remove the built-in cabinet and replace it with a built-in bookcase and mantle installation. New Design – Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation The plan was to install a custom mantle that is lower than the existing blue-stone mantle and built a new…

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Gaps in Wood Floors

By Robert Robillard

Hardwood Floor Gaps Winter is the time that I get questions about gaps in wood floors showing up in solid 3/4-inch thick, wood floors. Gaps in wood floors are normal, and occur when the wood loses its moisture content. Several factors can lead to its cause. Humidity Wreaks Havoc on Hardwood Floors Often “gapping” is…

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How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

By Robert Robillard

Refinishing a Cherry Wood Countertop: There is an unmistakable, unique look of quality when I see a solid wood counter-top. It is the mix warmth, character, and quality that makes it a popular and sought after choice in many high end kitchens. Many people have a perception that installing a solid wood counter-top is cost…

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