Milwaukee NM Combination Pliers

By Jim Nadeau

Milwaukee NM Combination Pliers Time saver is the first thought I had when I saw Milwaukee NM Combination Pliers. With this tool you can quickly strip the sheathing off a romex cable and then with the same tool strip the individual wires. The first time I used Milwaukee NM Combination Pliers I was roughing in the…

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Southwire Conduit Bender MCB34

By Jim Nadeau

Southwire Conduit Bender MCB34 Review I still remember my first Electrical job, I was 14 years old and I watched in awe as my boss bent a piece of 1/2” rigid conduit without a tape measure.  We were running conduit in a trench that was far to narrow, with way to many bends.  It was…

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Southwire Ship Auger Bit

By Robert Robillard

  Southwire Ship Auger Bit Review There is nothing better than a SHARP drill bit when you need a fast, clean hole.  Southwire Tools & Equipment recently introduced a new line of hole making tools they refer to as the “Hole Solutions,” and they work great. In 1809, an American shipwright named Ezra L’Hommedieu filed…

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SmartCord Safety Extension Cord

By Robert Robillard

SmartCord Heat-Sensing Safety Cord Every year there are over 50,000 electrical-related fires, and 3,300 of them involved an improperly used extension cord.  People simply put too many items on extension cords, overloading them, which creates excessive heat and creates a spart and starts a fire. The vast majority of residential fire fatalities are due to…

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DEWALT RIght Angle Drill DW120K Review

By Phil Benevides

DeWalt Heavy-Duty 1/2″ Reversible Right Angle Drill Kit By: Phil Benevides Right out of the box you know this drill is the real deal, besides the primary handle and the 5-position side handle, the tool is composed of heavy duty die-cast metal, which houses the gears of the motor. The DEWALT Right Angle Drill DW120K weighs…

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Nail Protection Plate

By Robert Robillard

Protect Plumbing Pipes With a Nail Stopping  Nail Protection Plate A nail protection plate helps prevent nails from piercing pipes and electrical lines after the plaster walls are installed and the finish trim is being applied.   Nail Protection Plates are typically installed over utilities that pass through framing members. Nail protection plates come in all…

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Leviton SmartlockPro AFCI Receptacle

By Robert Robillard

Leviton SmartlockPro AFCI Receptacle

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Leviton Occupancy Sensor and Dimmer

By Robert Robillard

LED and CFL Occupancy Sensor and Dimmer The folks at Leviton have a new passive infrared [PIR] occupancy Sensor and dimmer designed to control current LED, CFL, incandescent and halogen loads. The Leviton occupancy sensor and dimmer device responds to the presence and absence of people in the sensor’s field of view.  Once the switch senses a…

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