Caring For Your Tape Measure

By Robert Robillard

Tape Measure Care and Maintenance We recently performed Head-Head testing on 8 different brand tape measures. After the testing it was apparent to me that these devices need proper care, in order to provide you with accurate, reliable measurements. Caring for your tape measure is easy, here are a few steps for properly maintaining your tape measure.…

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Who needs a Thermal Imager?

By Jeff Williams

Who Needs a Thermal Imager? When I first saw a thermal image it was in the movie Predator at a sleepover sometime in the early 90s. You mean there is a camera that shows heat differences in the surrounding environment? Back then I could’ve used that to dominate at hide-and-seek. Now? Now, the technology is…

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Leviton LED Occupancy Sensor

By Robert Robillard

Leviton LED Occupancy Sensor, Model 9864-LED I own a small remodeling business and as a result my basement seconds as my company workshop. Often times, I find myself entering the basement through my bulkhead basement after dark, and carrying tools or materials. Lighting the Way The problem with this is that the workshop lights are…

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Milwaukee M12 1/4″ Ratchet 2556-20

By Stan Durlacher

Milwaukee M12 1/4″ Ratchet Review This is a story of how the Milwaukee M12 1/4″ Ratchet 2556-20, made my life easier. So it is past time to tear down an old BMW engine I have in the workshop. The first major milestone in this endeavor is to remove the cylinder head. And that entails removing almost 100…

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Werner Built In Fire Escape Ladder

By Robert Robillard

Werner Built-In Fire Escape Ladder Model ESC-330 Review The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is, “Every Second Counts; Plan Two Ways Out! Fire spreads faster than most people think, and anyone living in a multi-story home could find themselves trapped on a floor well above ground level. Because fire emergencies require immediate action, Werner…

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Aquor V1 House Hydrant

By Robert Robillard

Aquor V1 House Hydrant Review So I have lived in the same 1886 New England farmhouse with an attached barn for the last 25 years. One of the things I wrestle with on an annual basis is the internal and external water pipes that the prior owner(s) had installed. This system is very difficult to…

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MASCOT Work Pants

By Robert Robillard

MASCOT Work Pants Review, Houston Model #10179-154-0101 As a carpenter and general contractor, I typically wear knee pads when I’m tiling or working on a floor. On most projects, I don’t wear knee pads. I find knee pads uncomfortable and the straps tend to cut off my circulation. Most of the work I do requires a…

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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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