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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Bott SMARTVAN Van Rack and Storage Review

By Robert Robillard

Bott SMARTVAN Van Racks and Storage Solutions I’m a big believer in modular storage and tool organization, so it only made sense that I would agree to install the bott Smartvan van racking system in my Sprinter van and review it. Bott Smartvan is a German company that is coming to the US market. They…

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Designing a Garage Workshop

By Jeff Deitz

Garage Workshop – “Going Vertical” – Storing Workbench at Ceiling One of the most challenging and fun aspects of a garage workshop is coming up with a useful and efficient use of the space you have. For most, it’s a constant evolution as new tools are added or upgraded and new ideas on how to…

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Timberland PRO Radius Composite Toe Work Sneaker

By ralph mroz

Timberland PRO Radius Composite Toe Work Sneaker The Timberland PRO Radius Composite Toe Work Sneaker, part of Timberland’s Pro series of work gear, is a great example of what modern technology can bring to the shop or jobsite.  It’s comfortable like a sneaker, but stable and with safety features like a work boot.  Before I…

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Avenger, CAT, Keen, Reebok, Timberland and Thorogood six-inch boots from Zappos at Work

By ralph mroz

Zappos at Work: Avenger, CAT, Keen, Reebok, Timberland and Thorogood six-inch boots This is a brief review of six 6-inch work boots from Avenger, CAT, Keen, Reebok, Timberland, and Thorogood, selected by the experts at Zappos at Work specifically for me and my feet.  I requested these boots through the Zappos at Work program, a…

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Problem Solver For Laundry Island

By Robert Robillard

Hiding The Washing Machine Shutoff A client of ours wanted to eliminate a laundry closet and open up her kitchen to her living room. The concept was to remove a closet that housed a stacking washing machine and clothes dryer. Then we’d create a kitchen island with the washer and dryer under the counter. We needed…

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Ryobi 18V One+ Cleaning Tools Review

By John Peachey

Ryobi Chemical Sprayer | EZClean Power Cleaner | Power Scrubber My parents will soon be replacing the front door entry at their home. Before they do that, they wanted their front stairs to be cleaned. I volunteered for the job as I believed I had the perfect trifecta of Ryobi cleaning tools for the job. Ryobi…

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Weather Guard Saddle Box Review

By Robert Robillard

WEATHER GUARD Saddle Box 127-52-03 When you drive an open pickup truck, you need secure, weather-tight storage. With this in mind, we recently installed a Weather Guard Saddle Box in one of our company pickup trucks. The truck box is also sometimes referred to as asaddle box. We chose was aluminum, 10.5 cubic feet, [full sized],…

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