Build America Tool Safety Training

By Robert Robillard

Build America Tool Safety Training and Building Instruction This year, The Ability Experience’s Build America Team kicked off in Concord, Massachusetts for the second consecutive year. With this was the opportunity to be trained by Rob Robillard and Todd Fratzel of A Concord Carpenter and Tool Box Buzz, respectively. What is Build America? Build America…

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Rockler T-Track Tabletop

By Don Halsted

  Rockler T-Track Tabletop (item 46654) Review The Rockler T-Track Tabletop is an excellent foundation for many woodworking and construction jigs.   I have been intrigued with the flexibility of T-Tracks and have long thought that I should be getting more use out of them.   This Tabletop from Rockler makes it easy to build those jigs.…

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Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table

By Robert Robillard

Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table – Review A stable workbench is critical to most, if not all, cutting operations, assembly work and much more. It’s often the corner stone to a projects precision, quality and efficiency. Every work shop, including most job sites, have a workbench for these tasks.  Work benches range from crude sawhorses and plywood…

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DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless 7-1/4″ Sliding Miter Saw

By Scott Arnold

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless 7-1/4″ Sliding Miter Saw The folks at DEWALT are unveiling, a cordless 20V MAX Lithium Ion 7-1/4″ Sliding Miter Saw – Model DCS361.  Designed for ultra portability, the DCS361 is geared towards general contractors and remodelers, specifically targeting trim, and flooring applications.  It will also cut 2x material. Cutting Power This…

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Wilton All Terrain Vise

By Robert Robillard

Wilton Road Ready All Terrain Vise 10010 Review When you work in the trades, repair business or in remote locations you need to bring everything you need with you. We recently took a look at the Wilton All Terrain Vise which easily slides and mounts into 2-inch trailer hitches.  Once secured in the hitch the vise becomes a secure, instant clamping and workstation.…

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Big Ass Garage Light SHL 135

By Robert Robillard

The BIG ASS LED Light Review No one does great work in the dark, unless your a Navy Seal!   If your garage ore workshop is not well lit you need to correct that in order to achieve great results. We recently reviewed the Big Ass Garage Light SHL 135 and were impressed with its durability, light output…

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Dust Right Universal Small Port Hose Kit

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Universal Small Port Hose Kit connects to wide range of small power tools On of my biggest pet peeves when working ins my shop is the lack of proper interface between my HEPA vacuums and my tools.  At Concord Carpenter, are a huge advocate of collecting dust at the source, but tool-makers don’t make that…

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Werner AE2210 Energy Seal Attic Ladder

By Robert Robillard

Installing an Werner Energy Seal Attic Ladder  – Review After the terrible winter, the folks in New England suffered, I have been looking closer at ice dam causes and prevention.  One of the biggest causes I’ve seen, on my inspections of homes, is excessive heart loss and air leaks, the culprit was attic ladder hatches.  We…

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