Kobalt 24-Volt Brushless Handheld Planer

By ralph mroz

Kobalt 24-volt brushless handheld planer The modern quintessential carpenter’s tool The Kobalt 24-volt brushless handheld planer (Model #KPL 124B-0) is a modern version of an ancient carpenter’s tool.  In fact, do you know what the symbol of carpenters and carpenter’s guilds in the pre-20th century era was?  You might be tempted to say a hammer,…

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Stiletto 10oz Titanium Smooth Face 14.5″ Fiberglass Handle Hammer

By ralph mroz

Stiletto 10oz Titanium Smooth Face 14.5″ Fiberglass Handle Hammer The Stiletto 10oz titanium hammer (Model FH10C-F) is currently the smallest of Stiletto’s solid titanium hammers head hammers.  It really is, as the company claims, a perfectly balanced hammer that some would call a finish hammer, but I refer to it as a general-purpose hammer. Stiletto…

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IUREK Heated Jacket ZD961

By Robert Robillard

IUREK Men’s Heated Jacket ZD961 Review Over the last few months, I’ve been testing the IUREK mens heated jacket, and my daughter the women’s heated jacket. A heated jacket can provide comfort in bitterly cold environments. I’ve found the BEST usage of a heated jacket is to use it to initially warm up when in the…

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PACKOUT Tool Storage

By Scott Arnold

Tool Storage Systems – Worth The Investment? PACKOUT tool storage is one of the hottest topics right now in the contracting industry. Are tool storage systems worth the big investment? We think so. Whether you are a remodeler, electrician, plumber, HVAC, or woodworker we all need a place to store our tools. Having our tools…

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RYOBI cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw

By ralph mroz

RYOBI cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw The ryobi cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw is a good example of the constant innovation in the tool industry.  New tools are introduced every year, and sometimes new kinds of tools are introduced.  A new kind of tool that’s proven extremely useful and welcome these last couple…

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RYOBI 1800 PSI/1.2 GPM compact power washer

By ralph mroz

RYOBI 1800 PSI/1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer At over eight pounds per gallon, moving water is a very effective energy transfer medium, which is why something like the RYOBI 1800 PSI/1.2 GPM compact pressure washer is so effective.  Water was the first power source for industry, and still today powers much of the electricity produced.…

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Zero Tolerance 0357BW Folding Knife

By Robert Robillard

Zero Tolerance 0357BW Folding Knife Review As a remodeling contractor, backpacker, outdoor enthusiast, and daily carrier of a pocket knife I’m a fan of pocket knives and always appreciate a useful, well made, and functional knife when I see one. I’m a big fan of Kershaw knives and about a year ago became hooked on…

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Danner Steel Yard Work Boot

By Robert Robillard

Danner Steel Yard Work Boot Review By Chris Ermides I bought my first pair of Danner boots about 25 years ago: the widely known Mountain Lights. I was a school teacher at the time so it was a particularly large purchase given my salary then. But I’d heard they were durable and comfortable, so I made the…

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