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Milwaukee Metric Adjustable Wrenches

Milwaukee Tool Adjustable Wrench Milwaukee Tool keeps bring more hand tools to the market and it does look like they have plans of stopping.   This new line of adjustable wrenches, including 5 standard wrenches and 1 wide jaw wrench adds to a long list of hand tools now offered.  We might joke about a metric […]

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Portamate PM-1800 – Panel Carrier Review

Easily Move Sheet Goods Moving around sheet goods is one task that we do not look forward to.  Our shop can be a bit cluttered and the weight of these items can take their toll on ones back.  By the time we have loaded the sheet from the lumber yard, our excitement for the new […]

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Empire True-Blue E55 I-Beam Level Review

True-Blue Empire Level has been a large part of the construction industry for 95 years.  Over that time, Empire level has innovated industry firsts such as the Monovial, the Torpedo Level, the Magnetic Level.  Located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Empire employs approximately 200 people proudly making product in the USA.  As with so many companies today, there are […]

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Paper Towel Holder – Small Woodworking Project Plans

Paper Towel Holder Building something yourself and using it everyday is a very gratifying experience.  Our video on building a small paper towel holder is just a start to some of the projects that we will walk you through in the near future.  This project can be easily modified for looks and to do what […]

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Dewalt DCN660D1 20V 16ga Cordless Finish Nailer Review

Fast Finish Nailer Dewalt has added another cordless nailer to their growing line of 20 volt max tools.  The DCN660 is a 16 gauge finish nailer that is very close to the speed of a pneumatic nailer.  This finish nailer has two switchable modes for sequential and bump feeds.  The bump feed allows you to […]

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Dewalt DW089LG Green Line Laser Review

Easy Equals Efficient Our need for the Dewalt Dw089LG Green Line Laser comes down to some of the same principals as life.  How many items can you juggle at once before something falls and breaks?  We can only do so many things in life and also on each task we have on the jobsite or home improvement. […]

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Bosch PL2632K 3-1/4″ Planer Review

Dual Blade Planer Handheld planers can be incredibly useful in the shop or on the jobsite.  When looking at them, there are some items that make some stand out more than others.  Take a close look at the number of blades, how the dust extraction works, how the cord attaches and if the fence will […]

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Bosch Digital Angle Finder DAF220K

Know Your Angle Many of us have special people in our lives that have helped us to become the people we are today.  I was very fortunate to have great grandfathers who were very happy to have one of their younger grandchildren around and teach them the ins and outs of their business.  Both grandfathers owned […]

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Empire Rafter Squares

Made in the USA These days I almost jump up and down when I see a tool that is made in the USA.  Celebration continues when I find a tool that is extremely accurate and built for the contractor or craftsman and improves upon a simple tool.  These innovations and quality that can come from […]

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Bosch 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw Review- CRS180K

Cordless Reciprocating Saw In recent years cordless reciprocating saws have started to have the power of their corded relatives and they have been huge in the construction industry.  When looking at these types of saws, I evaluate ergonomics, power, vibration dampening, and battery life to see if the saw is up to the task of being […]

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Dewalt 20V Cordless Sliding Miter Saw Review

7-1/4″ Cordless Sliding Miter Saw When Dewalt announced the release of the new 20 volt cordless miter saw we were very excited.  Thoughts of professional uses and workshop chores were the first thing on our mind.  After using the saw for a few large projects, I am very impressed with the power and run time. […]

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Bosch 1617EVS – 2.25 HP Router Review

Variable Speed Fixed Base Router The Bosch 1617EVS router is popular with woodworkers due to it many features.   This is a mid-size range router, but is built to handle the work load that any woodworker will throw at it. Bosch’s long list of amenities start with an aluminum housing, the ability to use both ¼ and ½ collect sizes, plus […]

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