IRWIN Marples Woodworking Chisel Set

By ralph mroz

Every carpenter needs chisels, and the IRWIN Marples Woodworking Chisel Set (Model #M444SB6N) fits the bill well for many of them.  Here’s a little context to explain why I say that. Six main carpenter types I separate carpentry into the following general categories, from most rough to least: timber framing, stick framing, finish (trim) work,…

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Installing An Infratech Heater

By Robert Robillard

Using Infratech Infrared Heaters On Screen Porch Staying home during the COVID pandemic showed us that space at home is premium. Extending the outdoor living spaces longer into the fall, or even a winter season is something people are looking at more than ever.  We’ve seen the restaurants build out their outdoor ding, many using…

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Choosing A Patio Infrared Heater

By Robert Robillard

Adding An Infrared Heater To A Screen Porch When the weather turns cold, folks who have been living on their screened porches move indoors. I designed my screened porch so I could swap out my screens for Mylar wind panels. While this helps cut the wind, it’s still cold. The only true way to be…

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Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit Review

By Ben Carmichael

Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit Every year we would go camping in Maine, and every year my grandfather would say the same thing while we shuffled around the fire pit: “You know smoke only blows in the face of the idiot, right?” It took me more time than I would care to admit to realize…

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Craftsman V20 cordless 18 gauge brad nailer

By ralph mroz

Craftsman V20 cordless 18 gauge brad nailer The Craftsman V20 cordless 18 gauge brad nailer is a good representative of what a cordless nailer is all about.  The model we’re looking at here is the CMCN618C1 which is the kit version, coming with the tool, charger, and battery.  It incorporates the features that both the…

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TORO 60V Cordless Power Shovel Model 39909

By Josh Bordenca

TORO 60V Cordless 12-Inch Power Shovel Review From December to March here in New England we tend to face varying amounts of snowfall.  During these months we spend hours clearly our walkways, driveways, and even paths for our pets.  How we do it can get entertaining, from shovels, snowblowers, and sometimes even leaf blowers.  Electric…

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Irwin Spade and Auger Bits

By ralph mroz

Irwin Spade and Auger Bits If you like tearing big, rough holes in construction materials — and who doesn’t? — then you’ve got your choice of drill bits: spade, auger, self-feed bits, and hole saws…and other less common things to hang off the end of your drill.  For most DIYers bits such as the Irwin…

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RYOBI ONE+ Hybrid Tripod Stand Light

By ralph mroz

RYOBI ONE+ Hybrid Tripod Stand Light I tend not to get new tools unless I run into the need for them.  The RYOBI ONE+ Hybrid Tripod Stand Light is no exception.  I was recently replacing the shower mixing valve in a stand-up shower that had pretty poor lighting.  Now I have plenty of work lights,…

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