Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10-1/4″ Worm Drive Saw SPT 70 WM-22

By Ethan Bickford

Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10-1/4″ Worm Drive Saw SPT 70 WM-22 Review The Skil name is synonymous with circular saws. To the point where many carpenters (especially the more experienced ones) refer to all circular saws as “Skilsaws.”  The Skil worm drive saw is legendary in the carpentry world, among framers. it’s known for being one of…

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RIDGID Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vacuum Review

By Jeff Williams

RIDGID Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vacuum Review A clean and tidy job site goes a long way to show customers that you are a professional. Beyond that, a clean job site is a more efficient and safer site as well. A clean, safe, and efficient job site is a goal every contractor should strive for and a…

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Makita Cordless Hammer Driver Drill XPH07

By Ethan Bickford

Makita XPH07 Cordless Hammer Driver Drill Review Makita is well known for their quality cordless tools so when we were given a chance to try their newest premium drill we definitely wanted to give it a shot. Their initial offering for a brushless drill was a compact, and while a good drill in many respects…

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Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw R4512

By Robert Robillard

Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw R4512Review We recently took a close look at the Ridgid R4512 table saw.   What impressed mostly us was this saw has many cabinet saw features, at fraction of the price. This saw gives users the ability to move the saw easily with an integral pedal lift and caster mechanism.…

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Milwaukee Job Site Backpack 48-22-8200

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Job Site Backpack 8-22-8200 Review The folks at Milwaukee recently introduced a backpack as a tool storage and transport option. We recently played with the Milwaukee Job Site Backpack 48-22-8200and quickly determined that it is a durable, pro grade backpack, worthy of any job-site. Most of the guys on my crew swear by the…

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Makita 18-Volt Cyclonic Vacuum DCL500

By Robert Robillard

  Compact Cordless Vacuum for Mobile Contractors As a remodeling carpenter we do our fair share of small service jobs and handyman work. The hidden benefit to doing these “small jobs,” is what I call “client face-time.” We believe that the more face-time with a client ~ the better opportunity for future projects. In order…

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Ridgid WD1450 14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum

By Ben Carmichael

Ridgid WD1450 14-Gallon 6-Horsepower Wet/Dry Vacuum Review Of all the tools I consider essential, there is one that that people don’t often think of: the wet/dry vacuum. Why is it so essential? Quite simple: it keep things clean and it helps keep you efficient. In order to build things, you have to cut things. I…

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Festool CT MINI Vacuum

By Robert Robillard

Festool CT Mini HEPA Dust Extractor 584156 Review At ConcordCarpenter we are remodeler as well as mobile contractors. That means that we sometimes travel from one job to the next, sometimes doing two or three jobs a week. That also means setting up and cleaning up a few times a day. Having tools that easily…

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