JOHNSON Magnetic Glo-View Torpedo Level

By Robert Robillard

Johnson  Glo-View Magnetic Aluminum Torpedo Level Model # 5500M-GLO Johnson Level recently Rare Earth Magnetic Torpedo Level with their Glo-View technology.  According to Johnson Glo-View is a phosphorescent pigment  with an afterglow 10 times greater than conventional  phosphorescent. I was curious to see just how well the Glo-View worked.Glo-View technology is basically a glow in…

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Milwaukee Deep Cut Variable Speed Band Saw

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Band Saw Model # 6232-21 Milwaukee’s new Deep Cut Band Saws promises deliver on the job-site!    It’s 11 Amps, superior cut visibility and the largest cut capacity all help this Pro tool live up to many difficult job-site tasks.    All these features are delivered in a slimmer housing that has a better line of sight!…

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DEWALT DWX725 Work Stands

By Robert Robillard

Heavy Duty DEWALT  DWX725 Saw Horses: A sawhorse is basically a four legged beam  used to support  material, work table top or to stand on with a plank.  Over the years I have grown to favor the cheap plastic folding sawhorses.  My reasoning was ease of storage and weight.  The problem with these folding saw horses…

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Painless Picture Hanging

By Robert Robillard

 Perfect Picture Level If you hang alot of pictures or install appliances here’s a simple, hands free level tool to make your job easier. It’s called the Picture Perfect Level, and it’s made by Johnson Level. Johnson Perfect Picture Level The Perfect Picture Level is a lightweight ninety degree level with dual Vials to simultaneously check plumb…

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Milwaukee 12 Volt Thermal Imager

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Tool Corporation  recently released a M12  lithium-ion powered, 160×120 Thermal Imager.   Thermal imagers are used in the HVAC, insulation and maintenance trades and are great for troubleshooting, problem solving and evaluating. The Milwaukee imager features 160×120 pixel, high resolution thermal images, a visual camera for standard pictures, and a temperature range of -10° to 350°C/ 14° to 662°F.  I tested this…

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BOSCH Carbide Hole Saw Set

By Robert Robillard

BOSCH Quick Change Carbide Hole Saw Kit. BOSCH has the solution for quick, clean holes.  Its a BOSCH Carbide Hole Saw Set, model # HTC5HPC. . I prefer a hole saw when installing larger pipes or bathroom and dryer vents.  My brother who is a plumber uses hole saws all the time. . In my opinion,the…

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Komelon Stainless Steel Tape Measure

By Robert Robillard

Komelon Tape Measures The folks at Komelon recently sent me their 25’x1” Komelon Stainless Steel Tape Measure measure to evaluate. According to Komelon, this tape combines two great features into one innovative and unique tape measure, a self locking feature and stainless steel components to prevent rusting.  Komelon is the first to introduce self-lock to the market and…

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Bosch DDS181-02 Compact Drill Driver

By Robert Robillard

Bosch DDS181-02 Compact Drill Driver Review: We’ve been using the Bosch DDS181-02 Compact Drill Driver , on the job-site for several months now and this is what we think: The Bosch DDS181-02 has good balance and fits very natural in my hand. The rubber grips are non-slip and there are no sharp edges on or…

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