Ridgid Gen5X 18-Volt Brushless Vacuum R86090B

By Mike Delisle

RIDGID GEN5X 18-Volt Vacuum Review I tend to take on a lot of smaller jobs when working. Jobs like hanging mirrors, putting up a stair handrail or putting in a single replacement window. Doing these small jobs I’ve always struggled with one aspect, cleanup. Do I bring a dustpan and broom or do I lug out the…

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Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager 2258-21

By Jim Nadeau

Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager 2258-  Review In my line of work, as a residential electrician, 95% of my customers would not know a job took you longer because you didn’t have a thermal imager. However, the majority of customers are impressed when you quickly diagnose a problem and are able to show them a thermal picture of…

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel 16 Gauge Cordless Nailer 2741-20

By Jeff Kirk

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 16 Gauge Cordless Nailer 2741-20 Review As a Finish carpenter, theres nothing more satisfiying than seeing the trim work come together at the end of a big project. A lot of time and effort goes into trimming out a house. When you get down to the final five or ten percent of…

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Milwaukee FUEL 18 Gauge Brad Nailer 2740-21CT

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee FUEL 18 Gauge Brushless Brad Nailer 2740-21CT Review This story starts in 1950 when the first pneumatic nailers were introduced and fast-forwards to today with many tool manufacturers are designing and offering battery-only, cordless finish nailers. Today throughout our industry, carpenters are using a combination of pneumatic, gas powered, and battery powered brad and…

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RIDGID 18 Volt Cordless Brad Nailer

By Robert Robillard

RIDGID HyperDrive 2-1/8 Brushless Brad Nailer R09890B Review I’ve been saying for a while not that RIDGID should come out with a more robust version of the Ryobi cordless brad nailer. Cordless tool technology is continuing to advance to the point of “cutting the cord,” and now the “air hoses” too. Cordless air nailer technology…

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Ridgid HYPERDRIVE 18v Finish Nailer Giveaway

By Scott Arnold

Ridgid HYPERDRIVE 18v Finish Nailer Giveaway – Model R09892B Finish guns are an essential part of any carpenter’s tool box. While gas powered finish nailers have been around a long time I find them finicky and the gas cartridges are pricey, today’s innovative engineering now allows us to consider a variety of cordless finish nailers on the…

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Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan

By Robert Robillard

 Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan 0886-20 Review Recently Milwaukee released a new M18 cordless tool, the Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan.  At first I questioned whether this was a tool worth reporting on, then I started to think about the many times I have worked in attics, crawl spaces and other humid and hot areas that I…

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DEWALT 20V Cordless 7 1/4 Inch Miter Saw DCS361

By Robert Robillard

 DEWALT 20V Cordless Miter Saw Review DEWALT just released their DEWALT 20V Cordless 7 1/4 Inch Miter Saw DCS361. The DCS361 offers is designed to provide a portable, and convenient solution to general contractors and remodelers for cutting applications involving: Trim installation Flooring work Cutting 2x material Power The DCS361 spins at 3750 RPM and makes, on…

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