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Mike Delisle

Mike is a carpenter, handyman, and woodworker from Rhode Island, where he has spent the last 17 years working in the trades. Mike became interested in building construction by helping out the contractor who built his house. While being a carpenter is enjoyable and pays the bills, his real passion lies in woodworking and using his favorite tool, the scroll saw, to create 3d signs. In his spare time Mike enjoys bass fishing, skiing, and cheering for the Montreal Canadiens.

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What’s in Your Tool Belt

By Mike Delisle

Occidental Leather, OxyLights Framer #8089 – 10 Years Later During our recent survey a bunch of our readers asked to see more hand tools in our reviews, and a few of you wanted to see our tool belts.  I figured I would oblige by showing you my Occidental Leather, OxyLights Framer #8089 rig.  Mikey D’s 10-Year Old…

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Rigid 18V Cordless Platform

By Mike Delisle

The Rigid 18V Cordless Platform Overview If you’ve worked in this business long enough, than you’ve heard, “Oh, you use that cordless drill?  They suck!”  “Did you get that saw for free? Because that’s the only way I’d use that brand!” Everyone seems to have a favorite, whether it’s blue, red, green or orange, and…

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Ridgid Gen5X 18-Volt Brushless Vacuum R86090B

By Mike Delisle

RIDGID GEN5X 18-Volt Vacuum Review I tend to take on a lot of smaller jobs when working. Jobs like hanging mirrors, putting up a stair handrail or putting in a single replacement window. Doing these small jobs I’ve always struggled with one aspect, cleanup. Do I bring a dustpan and broom or do I lug out the…

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