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Jim Nadeau

Jim Nadeau is a Master Electrician and owns and runs Nadeau Electric LLC established 2007. Nadeau Electric specializes in older homes and light commercial projects. Jim Nadeau uses his 15 years of electrical experience to review the latest electrical tools and advise on any electrical concerns that may arise for the Concord Carpenter Crew.

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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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Seek CompactPro Thermal Imaging Camera

By Jim Nadeau

Seek CompactPro Thermal Imaging Camera Review We are only able to see Visual light and this makes up just a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  All objects reflect, absorb and send of energy in different levels, which can be read by infrared equipment.  Thermal imaging cameras will translate thermal energy coming off these objects…

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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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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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DEWALT 60V FLEXVOLT Stud Joist Drill Kit DCD460T2

By Jim Nadeau

DEWALT 60V FLEXVOLT Stud Joist Drill Kit DCD460T2 Review Every Electrician has to have a 1/2″ drill in their truck, there is no way around it.  We all have our favorite drills;  whether it’s a right angle drill, a Hole Hawg, or a simple heavy duty 1/2” drill.  I have always preferred using a right angle…

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Why should I hire a Licensed Electrician

By Jim Nadeau

Why should I hire a Licensed Electrician Why should I hire a Licensed Electrician?  As an Electrician I have seen a quite a few situations where dangerous wiring could have resulted in an electrical fire. The majority of the time that this occurs is with loose connections.  Such as, a splice not quite tight enough,…

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