Ridgid 18V Cordless Bluetooth Speaker

By John Peachey

Ridgid 18V Cordless Bluetooth Speaker (R84088) Specifications: Dynamic sound quality with deep bass and clear highs Dimensions: H 6.75 in, W 4.75 in, L 3.5 in 2-7/8 inch speaker delivers 6X clearer sound compared to the R84086 Mini Bluetooth Radio 15 watt amplifier 200 foot Bluetooth connectivity range 2 Amp USB port charges personal devices Compact design Multiple…

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Keen San Jose Oxford Work Shoe

By Robert Robillard

Keen Utility San Jose Oxford (Aluminum Toe) Work Shoe As a tool reviewer, I get to write about all these cool and innovative tools to help us contractors get the job done. What often gets lost in translation is work clothing and footwear like the Keen San Jose Oxford Work Shoe. I recently started wearing the…

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Helly Hanson Oxford Lined Vest

By Robert Robillard

Helly Hanson Oxford Lined Vest Review I’ve personally never been a vest guy­­– I just never liked them, until I did. Two years ago, my wife bought me a flannel shirt along with a complementing vest and told me to wear it and stop my whining. Unable to find a way out of this, I…

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RYOBI Workshop Blower

By ralph mroz

RYOBI Workshop Blower The RYOBI Workshop Blower (model P755) is an example of one of the really useful tools that the manufacturers have brought out in the last decade or so: the battery-powered (cordless) blower. A New Type of Blower Where does the RYOBI Workshop Blower fit into your tool kit?  Landscapers have always used…

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Left Blade, Right Blade Circular Saws

By ralph mroz

Do Blade-Left Circular Saws Provide Advantages? Do blade-left circular saws really provide advantages?  One of the standard arguments for worm-drive saws, which are typically blade-left, is that they provide better line-of-sight to the cut line than blade-right saws (which most sidewinders are).   A clue that this argument may have faults is that it assumes a…

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DryerWallVent Review

By Robert Robillard

Dryer Wall Vent [Best Practice] The folks at InOvate products reached out and asked us to install and review their DryerWallVent. So, we took it to one of our remodeling projects and installed it. My first experience with this company was almost 10 years ago at the JLC Tradeshow where I saw their Dryerbox product.…

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Ryobi 18V One+ Compact Bluetooth Radio/Speaker

By John Peachey

Ryobi 18V One+ Compact Bluetooth Radio/Speaker (#PCL600B) Whether it’s over local FM radio stations, Pandora, or Apple Music, I listen to music everywhere I go. I previously reviewed the Ryobi PAD01B Bluetooth Speaker and it often accompanies me when I am working outdoors. I was recently given the smaller Ryobi 18V One+ Compact Bluetooth Radio/Speaker…

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Ryobi 18V One+ 6” Two Speed Orbital Buffer

By John Peachey

Ryobi 18V One+ 6” Two Speed Orbital Buffer (PCL460K1) As a car owner, I frequently wash our cars to maintain their appearance. However, I have always hated waxing the 2 cars because it was such a labor and time-intensive project. I may have found a solution to this with the new Ryobi 18V One+ 6”…

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