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 […]

What’s New? Milwaukee M18 FUEL 2015

Milwaukee’s Latest Cordless Tools As Paul Fry reminded us in our interview with him, it’s been 3 long years since we were introduced to the magic and wonder of M18 FUEL from Milwaukee. It was the marriage of the ultimate superhero battery and the latest brushless motor technology. When combined, it gave us a thrill […]

Introducing GenTent Safety Canopies

Don’t Let Weather Kill Your Power Here in Texas, it’s been a very wet spring. We have had the most rainfall in the month of May since records have been kept. And along with the rain, there have been storms, flooding, power outages, and all around nasty weather. But, those inclement conditions made me think, […]

DEWALT Drill / Driver DCD980M2 Review

High Performance Industrial Drill Driver My old DEWALT heavy duty drill driver finally gave up the ghost.  Honestly, I would have been fine getting parts and trying to fix it, but it probably was time to step it up a bit, and so I decided to give the 20V Max Lithium Ion version a try.  […]

Bosch SGH182 18V Brushless Screwgun | Preview

Bosch SGH182 18V EC Brushless Screwgun Drives Up to 3400 Screws on a Single 4.0 Ah Battery Charge Ultra-compact Design Stands Out For Comfort and Productivity Mt. Prospect, Ill., April 2015 – Bosch cut the cord for commercial drywallers with the new Bosch SGH182 18V EC Brushless Screwgun that delivers the performance of a corded […]

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 […]

Bosch REAXX Portable Table Saw Preview

  Bosch Takes Jobsite Safety to New Levels with REAXX Table Saw (GTS1041A) Just a few weeks ago, I attended the Bosch Innovation Experience, which is the event they hold to show off their upcoming tools for the year to the media during World of Concrete. There were several great previews, but they always have […]

Dewalt 10″ Portable Table Saw DWE7491 | Review

Dewalt DWE7491RS Table Saw I’ve used a lot of table saws through the years and my favorite for the shop remains the Delta Unisaw 36-L300, but the Dewalt DWE7491 jobsite table saw has become my go-to workhorse when I have to work out in the field, or when the Unisaw is out of commission in […]

Powerstrike Hammers | Review

Is Powerstrike The Right Hammer? If you’ve worked for any length of time in the trades, you understand the importance of a good hammer. For the uninitiated, hammers are not all created equal, which is why a trip down the hammer aisle at any supply store can be more than a little intimidating. Around the […]

Senco Pneumatic Stapler SLS25XP Review

Senco Pneumatic Stapler is Lightweight, yet Rugged Why Do Cabinet Makers Prefer Staplers? My neighbor, the cabinet maker, woodworking extraordinaire, once told me that he prefers using a pneumatic stapler when making cabinets.  So, when I got a chance to test out the SLS25XP from Senco, I called him in on the testing.  Here’s what […]