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Bernzomatic Premium Torch Kit Review

By Todd Fratzel on Product Reviews

Bernzomatic Premium Torch Kit – TS8000KC Whether you’re a DIY’er or a contractor one of the tools that everyone should have is a quality torch. A torch can be used for soldering copper pipes, thawing a frozen lock, flaming the surface of a piece of wood, and endless other tasks. Bernzomatic has been around since…

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ClipStone Mortarless Stone Veneer Review

By Todd Fratzel on Masonry, Product Reviews

ClipStone Mortarless Stone Veneer Stone accents on the exterior and interior of a home add a great architectural upgrade and increased home value. However, hiring a mason can prove frustrating and extremely expensive today. Often times I have a hard time finding an available mason when we build homes for a client that wants real…

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Newell Rubbermaid® Roughneck™ Wheeled Refuse Trash Can

By Todd Fratzel on Product Reviews

Tough Trash Can for Tough Fall Cleanup Every Fall I spend quite a bit of time cleaning up our large yard before the onslaught of harsh winter weather here in New England. Cleaning out the flower beds is one of the tasks that requires moving all the dead plants from the garden to our disposal…

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FLIR C2 Compact Professional Thermal Imaging Camera

By Todd Fratzel on Tools & Products

Compact, Affordable Thermal Imaging Camera It wasn’t that long ago when I used to hire a specialist to do thermal imaging on projects for us. In fact, we used to pay more money to hire a thermal imaging specialist for a couple hours than it costs to buy your own camera today! FLIR has been…

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Comfortable, Durable Work Wear

By Todd Fratzel on Tools & Products

Wrangler® RIGGS WORKWEAR® I spend a lot of time either on construction sites as a project manager or working around my own home doing all kinds of projects including a recent basement renovation. Finding comfortable, durable work clothing is very important to me and something that I think about often. I recently tried several pieces…

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New DESIGNRAIL Colors: “Express Yourself By Feeney”

By Jeff Williams on Design & Planning, Product Information

New DESIGNRAIL Colors: “Express Yourself By Feeney” DESIGNRAIL Feeney DESIGNRAIL is a complete railing system for residential and light commercial spaces that make a bold statement. Sleek, modern, and functional; Feeney DESIGNRAIL is the perfect choice for contractors, designers, and homeowners who want to make a bold statement. And making a bold statement just got…

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OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives

Guest article by Philip Benevides on Tools & Products

OLFA Snap Off Blade Utility Knives Over at Tool Box Buzz we are always searching for new tools or solutions to highlight to our readers. In this case we are exploring Utility Knives and checking out a deviation from the ever popular quick change two-sided utility blades and knives. The snap off blade knife is…

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Upgrade Your Hose Storage

By Todd Fratzel on Tools & Products

Hose Storage and Management Ideas Garden hoses can be a real pain to keep organized and moved around from place to place in the yard. I’ve got a huge yard and every year it seems as though my hose “miss-management” has gotten worse so I enlisted the help of the folks at AMES for some…

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