Granite Counter Seam

By Robert Robillard

Best Placement for a Granite Counter Seam As a kitchen remodeler, I often get asked where the BEST place is to locate a granite counter seam. Granite slabs come in certain sizes and when a countertop area is larger or oddly shaped, this often results in multiple pieces and seams. Granite Slab Size Granite slabs…

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Door Not Closing Flush

By Robert Robillard

Door Sticks Out | Door Not Closing Flush The photo above shows a door not closing flush to the door jamb. This is a common issue with door installations and the result often is that the door is out-of-plane with the door jamb.  For this door to close properly, and evenly, the door jamb needs…

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RYOBI 15 inch String Trimmer

By ralph mroz

RYOBI ONE+ HP 18V Brushless 15 inch Attachment Capable String Trimmer The RYOBI ONE+ HP 18V Brushless 15 inch Attachment Capable String Trimmer (model P20220) is one of the new tools that RYOBI introduced this spring.  It’s part of RYOBI’s EXPAND-IT power pole attachment family, in which a powered handle segment attaches to a lower…

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Greenworks Pro 80-Volt Cordless Mower

By John Peachey

Greenworks Cordless Mower I have looked forward to owning a battery-operated lawn mower since I transitioned from a gas-powered weed trimmer to a cleaner and quieter battery-operated trimmer several years ago.  After participating in the Tool Box Buzz 2022 Cordless Mower Head-To-Head, I was very fortunate to bring home the Greenworks Pro 80-Volt Cordless Mower to…

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Ryobi 18V One+ Hybrid LED Panel Light Review

By John Peachey

Ryobi 18V One+ Hybrid LED Panel Light PCL631 If a person can have a favorite work light, then the Ryobi 18V One+ Hybrid LED Panel Light is my new favorite work light.  I certainly liked the much smaller Ryobi Flexible Clamp Light, but I love the Ryobi Hybrid Panel Light.  This LED work light knocks…

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Ryobi 18V One+ Bug Zapper Review

By John Peachey

Ryobi 18V One+ Bug Zapper Just like ants can ruin a picnic, mosquitoes and flying insects can ruin an evening get-together on a deck or on a patio.  Ryobi has provided outdoor summer barbecues and camping trips with a solution to eradicating these pesky insects with their new Ryobi 18V One+ Bug Zapper (#P29014BTLVNM). Specifications:…

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CHANNELLOCK SPEEDGRIP and NUTBUSTER Pliers

By ralph mroz

CHANNELLOCK® Straight Jaw SPEEDGRIP™ and NUTBUSTER® Pliers CHANNELLOCK Straight Jaw SPEEDGRIP and NUTBUSTER Pliers are improvements to classic designs.  CHANNELLOCK® Straight Jaw SPEEDGRIP™ Pliers (model numbers 428X, 430X, and 440X) are a significant improvement in the ease-of-use department over the original design. Similarly, the CHANNELLOCK NUTBUSTER parrot nose pliers (models 410 and 414) serve up…

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Craftsman V20* 18-inch Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer

By ralph mroz

Craftsman V20* 18-inch Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer The Craftsman V20 18-inch Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer (Model CMCPHT818D1) is a handy tool that has made my life easier (and safer) for a few days a year.  I’m not a professional landscaper so I speak as a homeowner here.  Bottom line: I’m quite happy with this tool,…

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