10 Trim Carpentry Tips

By Robert Robillard

10 Trim Carpentry Tips I’ve partnered with Milwaukee Tool’s GRID apprentice program to share with you 10 trim carpentry tips that I’ve picked up over the years.  Alright let’s jump into the tips: Tip 1:    Tune You Miter Saw For accurate cuts, it’s important to calibrate your miter saw. A 1° difference over a 1-in.…

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PACKOUT Tool Storage

By Scott Arnold

Tool Storage Systems – Worth The Investment? PACKOUT tool storage is one of the hottest topics right now in the contracting industry. Are tool storage systems worth the big investment? We think so. Whether you are a remodeler, electrician, plumber, HVAC, or woodworker we all need a place to store our tools. Having our tools…

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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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Milwaukee BIG HAWG Hole Saw Kit

By Robert Robillard

  Milwaukee BIG HAWG Hole Saw Kit w/ Packout 49-56-9295 I’m always struggling with being more organized, which leads to being more efficient. This article is not a tool review but a story of how I reduced clutter, weight, and increased space in my tool trailer by using the Milwaukee BIG HAWG Hole Saw Kit. Re-thinking…

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Acute Angle Jig To Cut Extreme Angles

By Robert Robillard

How To Make An Acute Angle Jig For You Miter Saw There are many times that I find I need cut trim or molding at an angle greater than my miter saw was designed for.  Most miter saws cut to 45 degrees or slightly larger, usually 50 degrees. this is where an acute angle jig…

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A Carpenter’s Ethos

By Robert Robillard

The Path of the Carpenter Apprentice -A Carpenter’s Ethos A Carpenter’s ethos started on a Monday morning. I had forgotten my breakfast and coffee on the kitchen counter. It was starting to rain and my boots were soaked through. It was only 8 am. It was day one of the new job, which meant that…

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The Carpenter Apprentice Path

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter Apprentice From Green2Great Hey guys, In the last 2 months, we’ve published a few videos with our newest employee, and carpenter apprentice – Dave Brefini.     Green2Great Video Series These videos have received great feedback and engagement from you all so we decided to make it a regular video series. Join Dave and…

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Contractor SCAM

By Robert Robillard

How To Avoid A Contractor Scam True Story: A group of men, reportedly with Irish accents, have been knocking on doors around town offering residents services to work on their home, from chimney work to roofing. They promise to cut you a deal on work around your home, demand cash upfront, then jack up the price once…

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