Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP Flashlight Review

By Robert Robillard

Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP Rechargeable Flashlight 1098726  This Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP flashlight is promoted as a great everyday carry flashlight. When first looking at this light and who might benefit from it,  public safety and the military come to, but so don’t construction trades. Folks in the trades are constantly…

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Treblab FX100 Outdoor Wireless Speaker

By Robert Robillard

Treblab FX100 Outdoor Wireless Speaker Review Treblab FX100 Long Lasting, Outdoor Wireless Speaker Review We recently took the Treblab FX100 outdoor wireless speaker to work with us to see what it was all about. At first glance, the speaker appears durable and well made.  Its IPX4 rating certifies it as shock-proof, dust-proof, and IPX4 water-resistant.…

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LeveLok Ladder Stabilizer Standoff Brackets

By ralph mroz

LeveLok Ladder Stabilizer Standoff Brackets Every tradesperson and homeowner alike needs an extension ladder standoff, for reasons that I trust are obvious.  I’ve gone through several types and, bottom line up front, the LeveLok ladder stabilizer standoff brackets (Model ST-ORS-3XL) are the best I’ve found.  As a bonus, they aren’t very expensive!  You may already…

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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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