ACDelco ARS1207 Headlight Restoration Kit | Review

ACDelco ARS1207 3″ Mini Polisher Call this the little polisher that could! We first saw it at the SEMA show in 2012 and it made a great first impression. You can see that preview HERE. We recently had a chance to test it out for ourselves and came away even bigger believers than before. Granted, […]

Festool Track Saw | TS 55 REQ Review

Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw There’s no doubt that the name Festool is synonymous with quality and precision. We took the TS 55 REQ for a test drive and liked what we found. With a little set-up, the saw gives precise results when you’re tackling sheet goods. TEST

How To Install a Programmable Thermostat

Want Energy Savings?  Install a Programmable Thermostat One of the simplest, least expensive, and fastest ways to start saving energy dollars immediately is by installing a programmable thermostat to control your home’s HVAC system. Not only can it take the bite out of high utility bills, but it can actually solve arguments over who gets […]

BOSCH 3-1/4″ Planer PL1632 | WOC Preview

BOSCH Planer – A Better Mousetrap? I like Jim Stevens. He’s a nice guy and genuinely loves what he does for a living. As a designer of fine woodworking tools for Bosch, he puts his heart and soul into everything he creates or helps create. He understands the tools and he understands how they’re going […]

Milwaukee M18 3-1/4″ Planer | Preview

M18 3-1/4″ Cordless Planer So, I got to try this planer out for all of about 5 minutes at the Milwaukee Media Event this year. What I can tell you is that it feel solid and has a nice weight and balance to it, it’s powered by your collection of M18 batteries, and it has […]

BOSCH CM12SD Miter Saw | WOC Preview

New & Improved Compound Miter Saw? Bosch was a major presence at the World of Concrete this year in Las Vegas and they brought some of their newest tool innovations to show us in the desert sunshine (amidst the concrete dust). We liked what we saw, especially with this tool – the CM12SD Sliding Compound […]

Milwaukee HVAC & Insulation Knives | Preview

Milwaukee Insulation Knives for Tradesmen Milwaukee is widening their family of tools to include new knives designed specifically for HVAC and ducting contractors. The new knives will be available this year and it’s obvious that a lot of R&D went into the tools. Milwaukee Tool’s Derek Rose gave us the rundown on the family of […]

Milwaukee Copper Tubing Cutters | Preview

Tubing Cutters – Improved! Sometimes it’s the simple things that give the biggest return on investment. Actually, it’s more often than not the case. We tend to over-think a lot of stuff these days. It’s nice to see some useful, but simple improvements made to a tool that has been largely left alone for many […]

Milwaukee Cheater Pipe Wrench | Preview

The Cheater You’ll Want To Keep Why are divorces so expensive? Because they’re worth it. That goes for plumbers, as well. It’s a nasty smelly job in most cases, so any tool that makes it easier – we’re all for it! That’s what Milwaukee’s Cheater Pipe Wrench aims to do – combining 4 tools into […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL SAWZALL (2720-20) | Review

  Is the Cord Finally Cut with the Milwaukee M18 FUEL SAWZALL? (2720-20) A reciprocating saw is designed to tear things up. And you never know where you might need to take it to do it. I think that all pros are in agreement that if they can get the same performance with a cordless […]