ZipWall Magnetic Dust Barrier Door

By Robert Robillard

ZipWall Self-Closing Magnetic Dust Barrier Door When discussing contractor professional development we often refer to the term, “livable remodeling.” Livable remodeling refers to providing building and remodeling services to your clients in a way that: Reduces stress Minimizes health risks – such as airborne dust Ensures their home is livable during the process Details and…

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RYOBI cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw

By ralph mroz

RYOBI cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw The ryobi cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw is a good example of the constant innovation in the tool industry.  New tools are introduced every year, and sometimes new kinds of tools are introduced.  A new kind of tool that’s proven extremely useful and welcome these last couple…

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RYOBI 10-inch Benchtop Drill Press

By ralph mroz

Every Contractor and DIYer Needs One The RYOBI 10-inch Benchtop Drill Press with EXACTLINE Laser Alignment System (model DP103L) is a solution to a common problem.  Every contractor and DIYer has to occasionally drill holes at a precise angle, and doing so by hand is all but impossible.  By hand, you have to hold the…

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SKIL’s Fixed/Plunge-Base Corded Router

By ralph mroz

SKIL’s Fixed/Plunge-Base Router Hits the Center of the Market Carpentry can be roughly divided into three main segments, and the SKIL’s Fixed/Plunge-Base Corded Router and sister table and bits can be used in all of them.  Not only is it a complete starter set for those new to a router, but it will provide a…

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The 3-4-5 Method For Squaring Corners

By Robert Robillard

3-4-5 Triangle Method Carpentry is not an exact science; it is a pragmatic approach to problem solving, building, and repairing. My experience has taught me that a few basic principles guide us on what will or will not work. Plumb, Level, and Square is some of those principles. 3-4-5 Rule To Ensure Square Layouts Carpenters…

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Remodeling Show | Deck Expo 2017

By Rob Foster

Trade shows are a great way to get the scoop on a bunch of new products – all under one roof. To keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest we combed through all of the booths at this year’s Remodeling Show | Deck Expo, and compiled some of the best of the bunch for…

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Bathroom Remodeling Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodeling Plumbing and Electrical Considerations More than any other room in your house, a bathroom combines intense usage needs with tight space constraints. This makes it a tough room to remodel. Analysis paralysis can set in when you’re just thinking about cosmetic features like tile and paint. But that’s just the fun stuff. Where…

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Reducing Silica Dust

By Robert Robillard

Reducing Respirable Silica Dust is a Requirement On March 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a ruling on respirable silica dust. This ruling put the spotlight on how companies will need to reduce silica dust in drilling applications. The Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been tasked with enforcing this regulation.  As…

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