Floating a Floor Over a Concrete Slab

By Robert Robillard

Insulating A Concrete Floor Mike Hopp a RI remodeling contractor, and friend, asked us to help him frame out a large garage that was being converted into a studio apartment. The garage was framed with 2×4 walls, a truss roof system and had an existing concrete slab floor. The trusses meant that we did not…

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REEKON T1 Tomahawk Digital Tape Measure

By ralph mroz

The Future of Construction By now you’ve probably seen the ads for and some of the press about the REEKON T1 Tomahawk Digital Tape Measure.  You may have noticed that it’s a tape measure with digital readout, and that with just a press of a button it saves those measurements to an e-paper screen.  Maybe…

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ConcordCarpenter Remodels 377 Main Street Concord, MA

By Robert Robillard

W.P.L Bager House | Concord, MA  | House Remodel W.P.L. Badger, a blacksmith in 19th century Concord, Massachusetts began construction on his house in the early 1830s. In its nearly 200-year history since then, the house has undergone at least three significant expansions, plus numerous interior remodels, the latest in 1980. By the time homeowners…

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Helly Hansen Manchester 2.0 Shell Jacket Review

By Scott Arnold

Helly Hansen Manchester 2.0 Shell Jacket | Dependable Outerwear For the Job Site In the construction industry, durable outerwear is more than a necessity; it’s a crucial line of defense against the elements. Reliable gear not only ensures safety and comfort but also enhances productivity in the toughest work environments. For over 150 years, Helly…

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Milwaukee Hand Tools

By ralph mroz

Milwaukee Hand Tools

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RYOBI 18V Handheld Tile/Masonry Saw

By ralph mroz

RYOBI 18V Handheld Tile/Masonry Saw RYOBI has just released their 5-inch cordless 18V Handheld Tile/Masonry Saw (Model PBLHTS01B), part of their 18V ONE+ lineup.  It joins the earlier RYOBI corded handheld tile/masonry saw with a 4-inch blade.  This new tool brings RYOBI into the cordless tile/masonry saw fold, a relatively new class of tool. The…

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What Tool Reviewers Can/Cannot Do

By ralph mroz

What Tool Reviews Can/Cannot Do Tool reviews are what we do here at Tool Box Buzz and A Concord Carpenter, and we are one of the best-known and trusted sources for them.  We are proud of both the accuracy of our reviews and the fact that we’ve maintained good relations with the tool vendors so…

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Ridgid 8-inch Wet Tile Saw

By ralph mroz

Ridgid 8-inch Wet Tile Saw The Ridgid 8-inch Wet Tile Saw (model R4041S) is a tool that all Type 2 (skilled DIYers) and Type 3 (general contracting pro) tradespersons will want.  Both of these trades types do tile work from occasionally to several times a year.  In fact, this saw has received praise from many…

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