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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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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