Artic Cove 18V Bucket Top Misting Fan Review

Arctic Cove 18V Cordless Bucket Top Misting Fan Review (Model MBF018) Home Depot is now carrying a line of products by Arctic Cove and they asked if we’d like for them to send one to test out for review.  We agreed, and as a side note, though Home Depot provided the product, the opinions in […]

May Special From Tomboy Tools

May is a very busy month for a lot of folks, myself included. With the National Hardware Show being the first week of May, and the second being a catch-up week, it seems the month is half over before I’ve even blinked. And, can you believe, Mothers’ Day is this Sunday the 13th? How did […]

Review – C.H. Hanson Automatic Locking C-Clamp

I have a bunch of clamps. Not as many as the master, Norm Abrams, but I have a bunch. The latest addition to my collection is the Automatic Locking C-Clamp from Hanson. I first saw it at the Hardware Show in Las Vegas earlier this year and was impressed. I finally got a chance to […]

MyLowes Online Program

MyLowes – Review Lowe’s has come out with a new interactive, online series of tools for organizing your home products, and of course, home purchases.  I made a purchase in the store a couple of weeks ago and they asked me if I wanted a “MyLowes Card”. Assuming it was like other store cards, where […]

Review – Altec Lansing IM237 Speaker

I spend a lot of time in my shop. At my house, the shop is more of a gathering place than the kitchen (a different story altogether). That being the case, my iPod, iPad and MacBook spend a lot of time there, too. As anyone with any of these electronics will tell you, the speakers […]

LED Light Panels – Tool Review (video)

You can find literally dozens of uses for these LED Light Panels.  They snap together to make a large panel, or you can use them individually.  The lights are perfect for videos, photography, shop lighting, work lighting, and more.  They are bright and relatively inexpensive when compared to other brands on the market.  Check out […]

Snap-On Box Wet / Dry Vac – Review

Snap-On has branded a 4-gallon wet/dry vacuum that is shaped like a toolbox.  At first I was a bit skeptical when I saw it, thinking it was a bit “gimmicky”, but it’s relatively lightweight, and the design makes it easy to carry.  It also makes it easy to pack into the back of a truck […]

Ryobi Forstner Bits Review

I’m always a little skeptical when I hear about new drill bits. Someone is always redesigning the tip or the flutes or the geometry of whatever. All I know is that I want a bit that will cut clean and fast and will remain at that level of performance throughout its life. I know, people […]

BarryStick Drywall Repair – Review

OK, I’ll have to admit that I thought I’d seen it all when it comes to drywall repair. After hosting and contributing to home improvement shows for well over 10 – ok, close to 15 –  years, I’ve seen just about every gadget, gizmo and redesigned mousetrap out there. And then along comes the BarryStick […]

Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer (CF325) Review

So what’s new with the Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer (CF325)?  I’ll start by saying I’m a little biased toward Paslode’s cordless nailers. I’ve used them for years and have always been happy (for the most part). I only had a few instances of the guns not firing when they were supposed to, but that was […]