Lufkin Shockforce Tape Measure Review

By Robert Robillard

Crecent Lufkin Shockforce Tape Measures By Ralph Mroz A tape measure is of course one of the most used tools for any tradesperson, especially carpenters. Using one that is as close to perfect for your work is one of the little things that make the work go smoothly…while one that is aggravating, even in a…

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Craftsman VersaStack Connect Radio and Charger

By John Peachey

Craftsman VersaStack AC/DC Radio and Charger Review The Craftsman VersaStack Connect Radio and Charger contains a great deal of power in a unique design.  The Connect Radio sounds fantastic, it allows for multiple audio sources, and it is durable enough for most job sites.  I would highly recommend it for those that demand quality audio on…

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Gearwrench Flex Head Electronic Torque Wrench

By Jeff Deitz

Gearwrench 3/8’ Flex Head Electronic Torque Wrench Model 85078 Review In recent years I’ve elected to DIY as much of my own car maintenance as possible.  With the addition of a small compact tractor to those responsibilities, the list of routine maintenance tasks is ever growing. One item in my toolbox that was sorely missing was…

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Rockler Carbide-Tipped Radius Plane Review

By Robert Robillard

Using a Radius Plane to Ease Sharp Edges In woodworking and Carpentry In the 25-years that I’ve been a carpenter I’ve always likes using hand planes. My most-used hand plane has always been my 60-degree low angle plane, which I use for easing edges and fitting parts. How Do You Ease Your Edges? So I…

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OXX COFFEEBOXX Jobsite Coffee Maker Review

By Will Endicott

OXX COFFEEBOXX Jobsite Single-Serve Coffee Maker For years it has been a running joke that the most important tool on our job site is the radio. It is usually the first tool we get out and the last to go back in the trailer at the end of the day. While the radio still holds…

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Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer

By Will Endicott

Hitachi NR83AA5 Paper-Collated Pneumatic Framing Nailer Review Within the last decade or so, tool companies have stepped up their game to push the boundaries of cordless technology, safety features, and user experience with their tool lineups. While this has been fantastic for us tool user’s, sometimes a step back is necessary. The old adage “If…

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Comparing the Bosch Colt Router GKF125CE to the Older PR20EVS

By Stan Durlacher

Bosch Colt Router Comparison GCK125CE vs. the PR20EVS – “A Look-Back” Trim Routers play a key role in my workshop. I have a Bosch Colt Router  PR20EVS along with two others and I use them for round-overs, final pattern clean up and chamfers. I have each trim router setup with specific bits to do repeat…

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Streamlight Dualie 2AA Flashlight

By Scott Arnold

Streamlight Dualie 2AA Flashlight Review For over 40 years Streamlight has been a leader in the lighting industry. Streamlight takes lighting to the next level by putting their employees through the same scenarios that we, the end users, are putting the lights through. From sending employees through Firefighter’s and Police Officer’s training to hunting, fishing and outdoors…

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