History of the Screwdriver

As discovered through tools passed down to me They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Cliché, I know. In some instances, that is a good thing. Think of the Ford Pinto or early cell phones. The gas tank was located too close to the rear bumper that led to a number of explosions from […]

StoneBreaker Work Gloves | Review

Work Gloves for Every Job Why StoneBreaker? I saw a commercial the other day where a guy was riding his lawn tractor and wearing long sleeves, eye protection and gloves. Really? Manufacturers are required to have anyone demonstrating their products wear the full regalia but, seriously, who dons all of that to cut the grass. […]

2014 STAFDA Recap

2014 STAFDA Show Comes to a Close Tool Skool Got to See the New Products and Brings them to You Each year, a city plays host to distributors, manufacturers, rep agents, and affiliates (trade press) serving the light construction/industrial market for STAFDA’s (Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association) annual convention. This year drew more than […]

Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE) | Recap

GIE+EXPO, the Green Industry & Equipment Expo, boasts the largest outdoor power equipment, products for landscapes, gardens, outdoor leisure, hardscapes and light construction trade show. Every October, the Kentucky Exposition Center plays host. Oh, did I mention that they also have 19 acres of outdoor space where attendees gleefully tried out many of the new […]

Spyder Hole Saw with Rapid Core Ejection | Review

Lose the Screwdriver? Once a mainstay for plug removal from hole saws, the screwdriver, Spyder has put an end to this rocky relationship with the introduction of the Rapid Core Ejection system. Rapid – Check Core Ejection – Check System – Check – It also has a Rapid Switch component. How it Works The operation […]

IWF 2014 Recap

IWF 2014 Estimates Draw of Over 20,000 Exhibitors and Attendees Early reports indicate over 900 exhibitors taking up over 448,000 square feet of floor space. Every other year, Atlanta plays host to one of the largest woodworking trade shows, the International Woodworking Fair, or known simply as, IWF.  This show alternates with the Association of […]

DEWALT 8V Max Gyro Drive Screwdriver Review

DEWALT DCF680N1 – 8V Max Cordless Screwdriver with Gyroscopic Technology When I heard that I would be reviewing the new DEWALT 8V Max Gyroscopic Screwdriver, I decided that I would hold a “welcome” party with the existing DEWALT brethren.  After a brief homecoming, it was time to get down to business. Gyroscopic Technology I don’t […]

Español en el sitio de trabajo | Spanish on the Jobsite

Spanish on the Jobsite or Spanish in the Workplace Español en el sitio de trabajo o en español en el lugar de trabajo According to a 2012 Pew Center poll, nearly one-third of Hispanics speak and read English “very well” or “pretty well.” Among third-generation Hispanics, the number climbs to 96%. So, with each new […]

Hole Saw Overview

Which Hole Saw Is Right for Your Application? There are plenty of ways to make a hole in a variety of materials – it really comes down to is how large the hole needs to be, how many holes, how clean the cut needs to be and how quickly it needs to be cut. For […]

Spyder Skeleton Jig Saw Blade Review

Spyder Skeleton Jig Saw Blade Unique Design The unique blade design is what caught my eye, the rectangular channels throughout, and their promise of 100% straight cuts without losing my cool but, it was the speed with which I could tear through materials that really impressed me.  Here’s a diagram from Spyder that explains why […]