Dewalt Has Handtools!

By Robert Robillard

Dewalt Handtools DEWALT® introduced a new line of hand tools, A WHOLE NEW TOUGH™ for almost any job you can imagine.   With 130 new tools coming out by September this is exciting news for tool junkies like me. DEWALT® did their homework and are covering every aspect  of hand tool categories, see below: Hand Tool Categories:…

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Milwaukee ProPEX Expansion Tool Kit

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee M12™ ProPEX Expander – Model 2432-22 Review Three months ago the folks at Milwaukee® send me one of their M12™ ProPEX Expander – Model 2432-22 tools to evaluate.  This tool is used in the installation domestic water and heat PEX tubing. I immediately handed it over to my brother who is a plumbing contractor to try it out…

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DEWALT Folding Retractable Utility Knife

By Robert Robillard

 DEWALT Folding Retractable Utility Knife DWHT10035   The DEWALT® Folding Retractable Utility Knife (DWHT10035)looks interesting.   I personally use two fixed blade utility knives and stow them in pockets in my tool bag.  I must admit the DWHT10035 has me wondering if there is a better, safer way.Part of its new line of industrial hand tools. The DWHT10035…

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Paslode Cordless Roofing Nailer

By Robert Robillard

PASLODE Cordless Roofing Nailer CR175C Yesterday while at the Baltimore 2010 Remodeling Show I was privileged to preview Paslode’s new cordless roofing nailer, model CR175C.Finally a tool that will make a difference for Remodelers and repair personal. Tools like this save time and I’ve said it before…. “time is money!” Time Saving This tool eliminates…

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Laser Guide For The Miter Saws

By Robert Robillard

Miter Saw Laser I’ve always been intrigued by laser guides on saws but was never really impressed with their accuracy. Laser guides have made it possible for saw operators to use their saws in a safer and more accurate manner than ever before. Recently LaserUS Inc. sent me a pair of their laser guides to…

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CHANNELLOCK Tools Made In The USA

By Robert Robillard

CHANNELLOCK  Made In The USA Channellock tools have always had a reputation of being tough! Many of my friends who are professional tradesmen swear by the Channellock quality and their 100% guarantee against breakage and failure. I’ve been using Channellock tools for 20 years and keep several pairs of each tool on hand. For example,…

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CHANNELLOCK

By Robert Robillard

CHANNELLOCK Has A Fierce New Web-Site Company Launches New Web Site, Its Latest American-Made Tool MEADVILLE, Pa. (July 2, 2010) — CHANNELLOCK®, the leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality pliers and hand tools, today unveiled its latest American-made tool – a fully redesigned, improved Web site. The new Channellock.com was created in the…

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The 2010 Tool Guide

By Robert Robillard

2010 Tool Guide To my fellow carpenters and tradesmen, Fine Homebuilding has announced that their 2010 tool guide will be available this September. For me this time of the magazine equates to a child in a candy store. It’s the holy grail of tool guides, the most up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative tool-buying guide you’ll find anywhere!…

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