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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HILTI Powder-Actuated DX 2 Fastening Tool

By Robert Robillard

Power actuated tools are well known on the jobsite as a fast, safe and cost effective way to fasten materials to concrete. Often referred to as a “Hilti gun or a Ramset gun” these tools have been a go to for direct fastening and the technology works on a controlled explosion created by small propellant…

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Paslode 21-Degree F350-P Framing Nailer

By Robert Robillard

Paslode 21-DEGREE F350-P Framing Nailer The  Paslode 21-DEGREE Framing Nailer is a perfect solution for the remodeling contractor. As a remodeling carpenter I like this nailer, here’s  why: Compact The Paslode 21-DEGREE Framing Nailer weighs 8.1 pounds and measures 13 inches in length, allowing it to fit into into tight spots, such as, between 16 on…

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OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives

By Robert Robillard

OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives Here at ConcordCarpenter we are always searching for new tools or solutions to highlight to our readers. In this case we are exploring Utility Knives and checking out a deviation from the ever popular quick change two-sided utility blades and knives. The snap off blade knife is often viewed…

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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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