Strap-Loc Secures Tie-downs Clamps

By Robert Robillard

Tie-down straps are a necessity when transporting remodeling materials to my jobsites but I hate storing them.  They always come out of my glove box a tangles mess. well say goodbye to the mess and hello to Strap-Loc! Bench Dog Tools just released Strap-Loc which is a neat and orderly storage solution for thos pesky tie-down straps.…

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Kobalt 129 Piece Mechanics Tool Set

By Robert Robillard

Kobalt 129 piece 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Mechanics Tool Set #338515 A socket set includes a variety of tool or wrench type heads for fastening or removing different sized bolts.   As you know not all socket sets are the same.  I recently got a chance to use the Kobalt 129 piece set. For those of you who…

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IRWIN Magnetic Level Review

By Robert Robillard

IRWIN  Magnetic Level Review:  Box Beam 2550 Series I recently had the opportunity to try out the Irwin Magnetic Level 2550 series on the job-site.  I used the 32″ and 72″ jamb kit levels to install a sliding glass door and a few pre-hung door units. The Irwin Magnetic Levels are the perfect team for hanging…

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Irwin SL300 Quick Grip Clamps Review

By Robert Robillard

IRWIN SL300 One Handed Bar Clamps With Spreader Feature:   I recently had the opportunity to test out and review IRWIN’s improved one-handed SL300 Quick Grip clamp.     As a carpenter and someone who enjoys working with tools these one-handed or “pistol grip” clamps are perfect for getting things done safely, efficiently and with one hand. If…

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DEWALT 2012 Media Event

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT 2012 Tool Launch This week I attended DEWALTS 12 Volt MAX and 20 Volt MAX Expansion products, brushless and corded launch event in Orlando, Florida.   The event was held at Disney’s MGM Studios.       Why Disney? Well DEWALT and Disney are both known  for their innovation and  delivering beyond expectations.  Can you…

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DELTA Cyclone Dust Collector, Model 50-905

By Robert Robillard

DELTA Portable 1-1/2 HP, Cyclone Dust Collector, Model 50-905 DELTA just introduced their newest portable DELTA Cyclone Dust Collector, Model 50-905.  It’s a cyclone stye, 1-1/2 HP, 240 V, 1 phase motor, Model 50-905 with state-of-the-art performance and a unique, convenient “Chip Barrel System.” The new DELTA Cyclone Dust Collector, Model 50-905 produces 10 inches of…

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DEWALT DWX725 Work Stands

By Robert Robillard

Heavy Duty DEWALT  DWX725 Saw Horses: A sawhorse is basically a four legged beam  used to support  material, work table top or to stand on with a plank.  Over the years I have grown to favor the cheap plastic folding sawhorses.  My reasoning was ease of storage and weight.  The problem with these folding saw horses…

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Portable On Demand Storage

By Robert Robillard

PODS A Smart, Durable and Affordable Storage System We recently had a chance to review a PODS Portable On Demand Storage container. What’s a PODS Container? PODS is an acronym for Portable On Demand Storage and is a system that makes moving and storage more convenient and less stressful. I was originally interested in reviewing…

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