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Craftsman Snow Blower Review

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping, Product Reviews

Craftsman Snow Blowers Several years ago I purchased a Craftsman 277cc 28″ Snow Thrower when we built the new house. Here in New Hampshire we get a fair amount of heavy snow with storms ranging from a typical 6 inch event all the way up to major snow storms of 36 inches or more! With…

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Ryobi TEK4 Digital Inspection Scope Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Ryobi TEK4 Digital Inspection Scope – Model RP4205 This year we’ve tested several of the Ryobi TEK4 products and now we want to share our thoughts about their Digital Inspection Scope. Inspection camera/scope devices have become very popular throughout the industry providing home owners and DIY’ers an inexpensive diagnostic tool. These type of tools were…

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Kreg Jig Review

By Todd Fratzel on Hand Tools, Product Reviews

Kreg Jigs and Kreg Joinery™ Kreg Jigs are one of those tools that you really need to use in order to understand how amazing they really are. Kreg Jigs are a system of jigs used for creating efficient, strong pocket hole joints used for a number of woodworking applications such as cabinet face frames, picture…

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Porter-Cable C2004-WK 165 PSI Four-Gallon Compressor Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Porter-Cable C2004-WK Compressor The folks at Porter-Cable recently sent me their all new C2004-WK pancake compressor to evaluate. The C2004-WK just hit the stores in October just in time for the holidays. Read on to learn more about the new compressor and our thoughts. C2004-WK Features 165 psi max pressure, 4 gallon tank for longer…

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Bosch JS470EB Barrel-Grip Jigsaw Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

7.0A Barrel-Grip Jigsaw A new line of Bosch jigsaws including the JS470EB Barrel-Grip Jigsaw were recently introduced and we were lucky enough to test one out. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Bosch jigsaws for years so when they sent the new JS470EB I was really excited. Bosch JS470EB Features Toolless Blade-Change System – Fast…

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Dremel 8300 Multi-Max Cordless Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Dremel 8300 Variable-Speed Cordless Multi-Max Oscillating Tool The folks at Dremel have released a cordless version of the popular Multi-Max. The new Dremel 8300 Variable-Speed Cordless Multi-Max Oscillating Tool is powered by 12VMAX Lithium-ion battery technology. The Multi-Max is another multi-tool modeled after the all popular Fein Multi-Master. They recently sent us the new Dremel…

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Dremel Trio™ Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Dremel Trio™ Dremel has been developing new tools all the time in order to keep up with the demanding requirements of consumers. Recently the folks at Dremel sent us several tools to evaluate including the all new Dremel Trio™. The  Dremel Trio™ was designed to allow users to cut, sand and rout a variety of…

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American Standard WaterSense Faucets Go To School

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation, Plumbing, Product Reviews

American Standard WaterSense Faucets One a recent design-build project we used American Standard Faucets certified with the WaterSense label. We were building a green addition for a local non-profit Montessori School and the folks at American Standard were very generous to donate both WaterSense Labeled toilets and faucets. The WaterSense Labeled toilets and faucets were…

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