Kershaw Barge 1945

By Phil Benevides

Kershaw Barge 1945 Review This Kershaw knife is as much of a prybar as it is a knife! Designed with this integral feature in mind, the Kershaw Barge 1945 is an everyday carry for someone who is looking for versatility in both the blade and the tool itself. Featuring a Wharncliffe pattern blade the Kershaw…

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Pool Deck Resurfacing

By Robert Robillard

6 Tips for a Successful Pool Deck Resurfacing Project Pool deck resurfacing is one of the most ideal and economical options to revive the beauty and function of a pool area. Any concrete surface, especially in an outdoor living space, will go through wear and tear, whether it is from heavy usage or exposure to…

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Removing Concrete Deck Footings

By Robert Robillard

How To Remove a Concrete Tube Pier In construction we use concrete footings in deck construction and to support some areas of residential construction that do not have full foundations. Footings provide support for your deck with live and dead loads and transfer those loads to concentrated points with the ground.  In the remodeling and construction world that I live…

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Milwaukee 30” Tool Chest and Rolling Cabinet Set

By Ben Carmichael

  Milwaukee 30” Tool Chest and Rolling Cabinet Set Review If you own a home and like to work on it — or, are simply determined to do the work yourself — then one thing will be true: you will need tools. When you begin, you’ll need only a few, but once you grow in…

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Replacing a Window Screen

By Robert Robillard

How to Replace a Window Screen 5-Steps Replacing a window screen is an easy project and should take a novice 1 hour or less for the first window and even less as thy move on to other screens. Tools Needed Utility knife Flat headed screwdriver Scissors Spline rolling tool Screen spline Screen Screen Type When…

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Bathroom Remodeling Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodeling Plumbing and Electrical Considerations More than any other room in your house, a bathroom combines intense usage needs with tight space constraints. This makes it a tough room to remodel. Analysis paralysis can set in when you’re just thinking about cosmetic features like tile and paint. But that’s just the fun stuff. Where…

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DeWalt 20 Volt Brushless Hammer Drill DCD996

By Jim Nadeau

DeWalt 20 Volt Brushless Hammer Drill DCD996   I remember about 20 years ago my father came home with a 9.6 volt Makaita cordless drill.  Back then it was the largest cordless drill on the market.  The drill had a 3/8” keyed chuck and a large NiCd battery.  This drill was great for drilling small…

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3 Tips When Choosing A Vanity

By Sarah Carmichael

James Martin Charleston 60″ Vanity Common Sense Tips When Choosing A Vanity We’d lived in our house for just over two years before we started the remodel of our upstairs bathroom. Why the delay? Well, things happen (like our furnace breaking down during the Great Boston Winter of 2015). But it also turns out that…

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