Bosch Wireless Charging System

By Robert Robillard

How did we ever get by without cordless power tools?  Many younger skilled carpenters and construction workers have never had to. However, most veterans contractors have had to deal with power cords and pneumatic air hoses. Did you know that the increase in cordless tools has decreased the amount of workman’s comp trip and fall…

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How To Choose Quality Work Clothing

By Robert Robillard

Quality Work Clothing As a mobile contractors, and re-modelers, our job site environments are constantly changing from indoors to outdoor, to all seasons and weather. When you work in the elements you tend to choose tools and clothing that can stand up to the harsh environments and test of time.   Once you find a brand,…

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RIDGID 10 Inch Portable Table Saw with Stand R45101

By Ben Carmichael

RIDGID 10 Inch Portable Table Saw with Stand R45101 – Tool Review Note: This is a review for the R45101 table saw, not the R4513 saw, which look nearly identical and are often confused for each other. For more clarity on the differences between them, please see this Ridgid forum discussion. As anyone who works…

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Arborwear Staghorn Fleece

By Robert Robillard

  Arborwear Staghorn Fleece Review #408043 Arborwear, a  clothing brand for tree specialists,  has now taken over a broad range of functional and demanding clothing for all sorts of contractor activities as well as outdoor enthusiasts.   On our job sites, the brand-name Arborwear has become synonymous with durable and quality. Arborwear Durability Testing The folks at…

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Timberland PRO Helix 6-Inch WP Safety Toe

By Robert Robillard

Timberland PRO Helix 6-Inch WP Safety Toe Preview The folks at Timberland recently sent me a pair of Timberland PRO® Helix 6-Inch Waterproof Safety Toe work boot to try out and review.  These work boots are relatively new to the market and are touted to be the greatest and latest. I was curious but hesitant…

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NeverWet Outdoor Fabric Water Repelling Treatment

By Robert Robillard

NeverWet Outdoor Fabric Water Repelling Treatment – Treating a Patio Umbrella Patio and pool umbrellas are the quintessential protection from the suns harmful UV rays but usually offer limited protection from the rain. There has been many a sun shower where my patio umbrella has offered limited protection only to become saturated and start dripping…

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CordLatch Power Cord Connectors

By Robert Robillard

CordLatch CL-100 Product Review If your like me you’ve been tying your extension cords and power tool cords in knots to prevent electrical cords from disconnecting. There is a new product called CordLatch that will now allow you to have uninterrupted power and not bend your cords. What is CordLatch? CordLatch Power Cord Connectors attachment…

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KEEN Utility Rainier Crossover Work Boot

By Phil Benevides

KEEN Rainier Work Boot on the ACC Shop Floor As carpenters and contractors we spend a lot of time on our feet, often times indoors, especially when we are locked in the shop creating custom cabinets or built ins for a project. When we discovered KEEN released a new model for indoor industrial workers we…

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