Rigid 18V Cordless Platform

By Mike Delisle

The Rigid 18V Cordless Platform Overview If you’ve worked in this business long enough, than you’ve heard, “Oh, you use that cordless drill?  They suck!”  “Did you get that saw for free? Because that’s the only way I’d use that brand!” Everyone seems to have a favorite, whether it’s blue, red, green or orange, and…

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Ridgid Gen5X 18-Volt Brushless Vacuum R86090B

By Mike Delisle

RIDGID GEN5X 18-Volt Vacuum Review I tend to take on a lot of smaller jobs when working. Jobs like hanging mirrors, putting up a stair handrail or putting in a single replacement window. Doing these small jobs I’ve always struggled with one aspect, cleanup. Do I bring a dustpan and broom or do I lug out the…

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Milwaukee 6955-20 Dual-Bevel 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw

By Will Endicott

Milwaukee 6955-20 Miter Saw Review With the insurgence of long-life battery tools and the inherent portability they offer, I find myself switching a huge majority of my tools to that platform. The miter saw, so far, is not one of them, and the one that I use on the jobsite is the Milwaukee 6955-20 Dual-Bevel…

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Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers

By Robert Robillard

Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers Which One Is Better? The titanium hammer vs. steel hammer debate has been going on at my job site for a few years now. The questions all address whether titanium hammers are worth the cost, which is sometimes 4-5 times more than a steel hammer, and do they REALLY prevent…

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Holiday Tool Buying Guide

By Robert Robillard

    Holiday Gift Guide 2016 It can be difficult to buy for the men or woman in your life, who work with their hands. If they follow ACC, then their most likely not interested in fancy bows, colorful ribbons, or fluff. They prefer tools, knives, gadgets, and gear! So we’ve put together a holiday tool…

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel 16 Gauge Cordless Nailer 2741-20

By Jeff Kirk

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 16 Gauge Cordless Nailer 2741-20 Review As a Finish carpenter, theres nothing more satisfiying than seeing the trim work come together at the end of a big project. A lot of time and effort goes into trimming out a house. When you get down to the final five or ten percent of…

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Compact Portable Table Saws

By Robert Robillard

The Cutting Edge  – A Mobile Contractor and Their Table Saw I often refer to myself as a carpenter but, in reality I’m a mobile contractor, moving from one project to the next, sometimes even two locations in one day. Many independent contractors work remotely, often on multiple projects at the same time The trades has…

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StickyMat Radiant floor Heating – Electric Matting System

By Robert Robillard

Probably the most attractive advantage the Warmup Stickymat has over competitors is how easy it is to install onto underlayment, without thin-set, especially when applied to Warmup’s thermal insulation boards.

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