Kobalt 24-volt Cordless Compact Router

By ralph mroz

Kobalt 24-volt Cordless Compact Router If you’ve been following the Tool Box Buzz crew’s head-to-head reviews you’ll have noticed that Kobalt pretty consistently punches above its weight…that is, performs above its price point.  That’s the word on the street, too, and well as in many other reviews.  So I was happy to get my hands…

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Improving Closet Organization

By Robert Robillard

Bedroom Closet Makeover The photo above is a closet I recently upgraded with cubby storage and a second clothes hanging rod. The prior closet design [photo below] dated back to 1994 and was not efficient. Our goal was focused on improving closet organization. Installing Double Closet Rods I’ve recently been advocating installing double rods versus…

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Building a FAUX Barn Door

By Robert Robillard

Installing PVC Trim To Look Like a Barn Door We recently were tasked with installing trim to create the center, faux barn door pictured in the architectural drawing  above. Building a FAUX barn door seemed straightforward and our biggest challenge was to make it look real from the street. This faux door needed not only…

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Matching Molding Profiles

By Robert Robillard

Contour Gauge – Matching Molding Profiles In the remodeling world, I often get called in to alter or build something new in an older home.  In these situations the homeowner usually wants the new moldings and details to match the older moldings. That’s where the contour gauge comes in. Profile Gauge Purchase Link General-Tools-833-10-Inch-Contour Sometimes…

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Functional Exercise For Contractors

By Robert Robillard

Staying Fit in the Trades – Choosing the RIGHT Functional Exercises! Chances are you lift heavy, awkward things from time-to-time, and then you climb a ladder with them.  What you have is “on-the-job” strength, which accountants could never achieve in a cubicle. Let’s talk about how functional exercise can improve job site performance, health, and…

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Ryobi PAD01B Bluetooth Speaker

By John Peachey

Ryobi 18V One+ Speaker with  PAD01B Review While I would not call myself an “audiophile”, I love to listen to music and I do so all the time.  I have owned numerous Bluetooth speakers to enjoy my favorite music on.  I have recently been using the Ryobi 18V One+ Speaker with Bluetooth Wireless Technology (PAD01B)…

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Top 10 Ways to Grow Your Business

By Robert Robillard

Small Business Marketing – Building A Brand You might be the best contractor in the world, with outstanding services, yet none of that amounts to a hill of beans if people don’t know about you. You see “word of mouth” only goes so far. You’re probably rolling your eyes and saying, “Who has the time to…

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Ooni Pizza Oven Review

By Ben Carmichael

Ooni Pizza Oven – As Good As It Seems? Hell Yes. Shortly after the pandemic hit and I found myself sequestered in my house, I turned to my wife and pronounced: “I am going to master homemade pizza.” I thought this would set me apart, and would wow friends and family but, as it turns…

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