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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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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