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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DeWalt 60-inch Form Lifter

By ralph mroz

DeWalt 60-inch form lifter The DeWalt 60-inch form lifter (model DWHT55051) is DeWalt’s version of the classic Burke Bar.  The Burke Bar was introduced in the 1940s as primarily a concrete-working tool, useful for levering forms into place, and breaking apart forms and their associated stakes and wires, and generally just moving and prying apart…

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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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