Kershaw Zing Knife

By Robert Robillard

 Kershaw Zing Knife designed by RJ Martin, Model # 1730SS When I think of an everyday carry knife I think of Kershaw.  More specifically I think of the Kershaw stainless steel, spring assisted knives. One of my favorites is the Kershaw Leek 1660 knife which I reviewed last year.  Awhile back the folks at Kershaw…

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Nomad 7 Solar Panel Review

By Robert Robillard

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Portable Solar Charger I’m a backpacker, canoe camper and winter camper and also a carpenter.  I recently and read about the Nomad 7 Solar Panel in a backpacking magazine and have to admit I thought about how handy this solar charger would be for charging my headlamp, camera and maybe cellphone…

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Bagster Dumpster In A Bag

By Robert Robillard

Waste Management’s Bagster Dumpster in a Bag By now you might have seen job sites in your area with the bright green bag labeled ” Bagster Dumpster In A Bag.”  I recently discovered them and now use the Bagster bag as a quintessential part of my remodeling companies waste removal. I run a small remodeling company  and prior to learning about the Bagster bags…

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Arborwear Tech Pants

By Robert Robillard

Jobsite Worthy Pants: Construction clothing is an interesting animal.  It has to be comfortable, functional, durable and of course it never hurts to look good! Arborwear makes such clothing and recently introduced their Tech Pants.  With summertime approaching there is nothing nicer than having a lightweight, durable pair of 7 ounce nylon workpants that are…

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QMotion Motorized Window Shades

By Robert Robillard

QMotion Revolutionizes Motorized Window Coverings with Affordable, Safe Cordless Shades   The folks at QMotion™ recently sent me their QMotion Motorized Window Shades to evaluate and install. I first saw a version of these shades at the Build Boston trade show and thought what a fantastic idea. QMotion Motorized Window Shades are motorized shades that…

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Mr Heaters HERO Cordless Job Site Heater Review

By Robert Robillard

Mr. Heater’s 35,000 BTU Forced Air HERO Cordless Job Site Heater Review: Mr. Heater recently launched a cordless job site heater called the HERO and recently sent me one to evaluate and review. The HERO is a cordless job site heater that produces forced hot air and is fueled by a propane tank. The HERO…

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The Cambium Jacket Is Job-Site Tough

By Robert Robillard

Arborwear Cambium Jacket The folks at Arborwear recently sent me their Cambium canvas jacket to evaluate and report on.  I immediately chuckled at the name of the jacket.  Having taken an arborist course in my earlier years I was familiar with the term cambium.  A tree’s cambium is the layer of living cells lying between the…

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Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt Review

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Keyless Deadbolt  Smartcode Deadbolt Model: 910TRL ZBC4 15 SMT The folks at Kwikset recently sent me a  Kwikset SmartCode Deadbolt to review and evaluate. Kwikset offers a full line of electronic levers and deadbolts with three finishes.  [brass, nickel and bronze] One thing that I like about these deadbolts is you can enter your home…

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