SmithWorks PencilMan 25′ Tape Measure

Can you really improve the tape measure? Review of the SmithWorks PencilMan 25′ Tape Measure I recently put the SmithWorks PencilMan 25′ Lock ‘N’ Mark Tape Measure to the test.  I’ll have to admit when I first saw this tool I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it.  I mean, aren’t all tape measures […]

DEWALT Ratcheting T Handle Set

Review of the DEWALT Ratcheting T Handle Set (DHWHT70265) Rick Allen here from ToolSkool’s Southern and Eastern Command, today I am reviewing DEWALTS DHWHT70265 – 31 piece Ratcheting T Handle Set.  Now normally I will repeat the official title of the tool throughout the review, but this one is a bit of a tongue twister, […]

DeWalt DCL040 20v MAX LED Flashlight

DeWalt DCL040 20v MAX LED Flashlight We thought that sunny Florida would be the perfect place to test the strengths and weaknesses of a flashlight. I mean, if a flashlight can pull its weight in the bright Florida sunshine, it should be able to illuminate just about any project you have planned. The DCL040 is […]

DEWALT DCF885 20V MAX Lithium Ion 1/4” Impact Driver Review

DEWALT has always been the brand that catered to the professional, and I have really enjoyed working with the 20V Max line and putting them to the test.  That being said, here’s the next review in the DEWALT 20V Max Lithium Ion line:  The DEWALT DCF885 20V Max Lithium Ion 1/4” Impact Driver. DEWALT boasts […]

DEWALT 20V Max Reciprocating Saw (DCS380) Review

This past Saturday I had a demolition project and needed just the right tool to get it done.  The DEWALT 20V Max Reciprocating Saw (DCS380) turned out to be the perfect tool for the job.  Here’s what happened.  Three years ago, I built our boys L-Shaped Bunk Beds. Now that they are older, we needed […]

DeWalt DCD985 3-Speed Hammerdrill – Tool Review

DeWalt DCD985 3-Speed Hammerdrill As a former licensed contractor and home builder, I know a quality tool when I use one. I’ve always been a big DeWalt fan, and this time – they’ve outdone themselves, in my opinion. The DeWalt DCD985 3-speed Hammerdrill oozes versatility. OK, maybe ooze isn’t the right word, but you know […]

Stanley Bostitch Aluminum Chalk Reel (47-494) – Tool Review

Stanley Bostitch Aluminum Chalk Reel (47-494) There are a couple of basic tools that we all tend to buy multiple times over the years: caulk guns, chalk lines and putty knives to name a few.  But, there aren’t a lot of reviews out about tools like this.  Maybe because they are so simple in design […]

PORTER CABLE 18V Cordless Jigsaw – Tool Review

Porter Cable 18v Cordless Jigsaw I just finished using the PORTER CABLE 18V CORDLESS JIGSAW for a Basketball Backboard Project at my house. It seems that the Spring Breakers here in Panama City Beach enjoy getting into mischief, and that includes destruction of property.  So, it didn’t come as surprise, that once again this year, they […]

RIDGID® FUEGO 6 1/2” Compact Framing Circular Saw (R3203) – Tool Review

This week I had the pleasure of reviewing a brand new FUEGO 6 ½” CIRCULAR SAW BY RIDGID.  I was already familiar with the tool, and in fact I’ve used the tool over the past 5 years, so I probably am a bit bias.  I liked the tool then, and I like it now.  It’s […]

DeWALT 8” Adjustable Wrench DWHT70290

DeWalt 8″ Adjustable Wrench Review From the first time I picked up the DWHT70290 in the package, I knew it was a keeper.  I live on the Gulf Coast, and so I look for quality tools that can withstand the elements of salt, wind, and rain.  This professional grade wrench from DeWALT fits the bill, […]