Irwin Quick-Lift

By ralph mroz

Irwin Quick-Lift: Less Expensive and Eats Less than a Teenager By now you’ve probably seen the ads for the Irwin Quick Lift (part number IRHT83100).  It holds and raises/lowers items weighing up to 330 pounds in a controlled manner over a 10-inch range.  Whether you’re installing cabinets, windows, pre-fab walls, stairs, drywall, or electrical panels,…

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How To Build a Wine Cellar: 5 Tips

By Ben Carmichael

Building a Wine Cellar  We recently set out to build a cellar for a client in which we faced a unique set of historic challenges. Here’s our top tips for building out the space. Before we get into our top tips, the house we were building a wine cellar for is a 17th century colonial…

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Eufy 4G LTE Video Cam S330

By Robert Robillard

Eufy 4G LTE Video Camera S330 Review Eufy is a tech company that original produced smart robotic vacuums but these days has become a standout leader in connected smart home products. In particular, Eufy has an expansive array of home security and security camera offerings. Eufy reached out to us at Concord Carpenter to review…

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DripDrop Rehydration Electrolyte Powder

By Scott Arnold

DripDrop Rehydration Electrolyte Powder Review At World of Concrete, Rob and I had the opportunity to meet several new brands that fit into our lane of traffic. Some companies that were new to us, and some that we have had talks with before. World of Concrete is a great place to build new working relationships…

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Knipex Pliers

By ralph mroz

Their Reputation Precedes Them If you’ve been in the trades anytime during the last 20 years, you know about Knipex pliers.  Knipex pliers from Germany have pretty much everyone who’s used them singing their praises.  However, if you’re a pro, maybe you haven’t had an opportunity yet to try a pair out; if you’re a…

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Ryobi ONE+ 18V 8A Rapid Charger

By John Peachey

Ryobi ONE+ 18V 8A Rapid Charger (PCG008) If you have invested in the Ryobi ONE+ 18V extensive platform of tools, then you no doubt have multiple 18V batteries and just as many chargers. I love using my Ryobi battery-operated tools due to their convenience and utility. However, once a battery is extinguished, it takes a…

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Tsunoda Pliers

By ralph mroz

High Quality From Japan The Tsunoda pliers we look at here are a great example of quality tools from Japan.  There are a handful of countries with a reputation for producing top-quality goods, and Japan is certainly one of them.  While hand tools from Europe have gotten most of the attention in this regard lately,…

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Floating a Floor Over a Concrete Slab

By Robert Robillard

Insulating A Concrete Floor Mike Hopp a RI remodeling contractor, and friend, asked us to help him frame out a large garage that was being converted into a studio apartment. The garage was framed with 2×4 walls, a truss roof system and had an existing concrete slab floor. The trusses meant that we did not…

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