2013 Holiday Tool Gift Guide

holiday gift guide

Holiday Tool Gift Buying Guide Every year at A Concord Carpenter we try to put together a list of tools we think most guys would appreciate.   We call it out 2013 Holiday Tool Gift Guide.  Check it out . . . and happy holidays!   RIDGID Economical HEPA Vac for Contractors As a carpenter who cares about the homes I work on, the need for a HEPA Vac is more than just about meeting new EPA requirements it’s about keeping your clients … [Read more...]

Engaging Our Youth In The Trades

Difference Between Employee And Subcontractor

Engaging our youth in the Trades - Changing our Perceptions   A College Education As a parent, I want what's best for my children, and for the past twenty years a college education has been touted as the way to ensure a well paying job and good quality of life. In 2012 college graduates over age 25 earned 25% more than the median average wage worker according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Naturally as a father of … [Read more...]

Nail Gun Safety

nail gun injury

Being Safe With A Pneumatic Nailer  By Ethan Bickford We all make mistakes. Some are just a little more costly than others. I’m a pretty safety conscious kind of guy. I look where I’m putting my feet on the job site. I wear eye, ear, and lung protection. Heck I even wear gloves a good part of the time. I keep my footing under me when I’m using my tools, use blade guards when they’re present and generally try to keep myself from getting … [Read more...]

Milwaukee LED Light

Milwaukee M12 LED Stick Light

Light It Up With the Milwaukee M12 LED Stick Light by Phil Benevides Milwaukee is getting ready to release a new attachment for their ever expanding M12 series, the M12 LED Stick Light, runs on the M12 Lithium Ion battery, currently compatible with over 50 other Milwaukee products, and is attempting to tackle a problem that has plagued job sites and tradesmen alike, lighting. Having a light source conveniently accessible in your tool box … [Read more...]

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Drill Driver Giveaway

Milwaukee M12 Fuel 1/2 Inch Drill Driver 2403-22

Milwaukee M12 Fuel 1/2 Inch Drill Driver 2403-22 Tool Giveaway The folks at Milwaukee are offering my newsletter subscribers the chance to win their M12™ FUEL ½” Drill/Driver (2403-20/22).  The 2403-22 drill driver integrates three innovative cordless technologies that help the tool achieve up to 10X longer life, 2X more power and 4X more run-time. The Drill/Driver is also the first sub-compact tools in the industry to offer a ½” … [Read more...]

DEWALT DCL040 20 Volt LED Flashlight Review

DEWALT DCL040 20 Volt LED Flashlight Review

DEWALT 20 Volt LED Flashlight Has A Bright Future! My name is Rob Robillard and I love lumens.  There I said it. I have a flashlight in every drawer, vehicle, several toolboxes, on my tool belt and in my drill / impact driver case.  The light in my tool drill / driver case is a DEWALT DCL040 20 Volt LED Flashlight. I'm partial to the DCL040 light for several reasons: It's "wicked" bright It's a DEWALT 20 volt rechargeable - which is … [Read more...]

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Product reviews on this site contain our opinion of aproduct or service. I will always strive for objectivity and transparency in myreviews. My goal is to provide readers with honest, objective informationbased on my training and experience. I never have and never will acceptpayment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the products that I revieware provided free by a manufacturer. In some cases, we also have advertising oraffiliate relationships with manufacturers and retailers of products andservices we review

Milwaukee M12 FUEL 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver

Milwaukee M12 FUEL 1/4 Hex 2-speed Screwdriver2

Milwaukee M12 Driver Guest Post:  Jeff Kirk The first tool from Milwaukee that I've gotten the chance to review is the Milwaukee M12 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver, model number 2453-22. My first impression was this is driver is bigger than other 12 volt impact drivers on the market but it did not disappoint me in performance. Whats Included  M12 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver (2453-20)  M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery (48-11-2401)  M12™ … [Read more...]

Disclosure Statement

Product reviews on this site contain our opinion of aproduct or service. I will always strive for objectivity and transparency in myreviews. My goal is to provide readers with honest, objective informationbased on my training and experience. I never have and never will acceptpayment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the products that I revieware provided free by a manufacturer. In some cases, we also have advertising oraffiliate relationships with manufacturers and retailers of products andservices we review

DEWALT DCF895 20 Volt XR Brushless Impact

DEWALT DCF895 20 Volt XR Brushless Impact

DEWALT DCF895 20 XR Brushless Impact Review The folks at DEWALT recently sent me their DCF895 20 volt XR brushless impact driver to review. I’ve been working in the trades for almost 20 years now and it seems that I find myself  driving more and more fasteners.  Whether it building a deck, installing tile backer board, screwing down plywood subfloors or building headers I’m driving more and more fasteners than ever and I like it! First … [Read more...]

Disclosure Statement

Product reviews on this site contain our opinion of aproduct or service. I will always strive for objectivity and transparency in myreviews. My goal is to provide readers with honest, objective informationbased on my training and experience. I never have and never will acceptpayment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the products that I revieware provided free by a manufacturer. In some cases, we also have advertising oraffiliate relationships with manufacturers and retailers of products andservices we review