Craftsman 12V Nextec Drill / Driver 17586 – Tool Review

Most of the tool manufacturers have a drill / driver in a 12V line.  They are all great for smaller tasks where there is no reason to pull out a full-sized drill / driver. Craftsman put theirs in their Nextec line and I think it has a couple of good things going for it.  One, […]

Black & Decker LP1000 Alligator Lopper – Tool Review

Honeysuckle grows wild in Tennessee.  Not that I’m an expert in gardening, but honeysuckle is one of those plants that takes on many forms… it’s a vine, but it can also grow in the form of a bush or a small tree.   Most people consider it a weed, but I like the smell of honeysuckle, […]

Vacmaster VWM510 Wall Mount Wet/Dry Vac – Tool Review

According to the Vacmaster website, this is a new tool, but we’ve actually had it for a couple of years.  It’s been mounted to the wall at the office, and it’s been very useful to us.  Our former office was in an old car factory.  It was built in the early 1900s, and while it’s […]

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 […]

Ryobi One+ Lithium Ion 18V String Trimmer

Ryobi One+ Lithium Ion String Trimmer Makes the Cut! As I’ve said in other reviews I have done on Ryobi tools, “Ryobi makes no bones about the fact that they are not a Pro Brand (big brother Ridgid handles that area), but instead are designed for the average DIYer, easily found as the house brand […]

Bosch JS572E & JS572EB Jig Saws – Tool Review

Bosch JS572E & JS572EB Jig Saws ToolSkool attended the 2012 Bosch Media Event near Chicago. During the trip, we were treated to the latest and greatest that Bosch is ready to spring on the world – some of which we can’t even tell you about yet! What we can say is that they’ve taken a […]

Ryobi Tek4 MPS Rapid Charger and 4V Battery

There are multiple tools in the Ryobi Tek4 line.  Some of them come with a battery and a standard charger, and some come with the tool only.  If you’re going to invest in Tek4 family of cool tools and gadgets, you might want to consider purchasing the MPS Rapid Charger and 4V Battery Pack.   It’s […]

Ryobi One+ 18V Lithium-Ion Hedge Trimmer Review

Ryobi Outdoor Tools Make it Easy to Give Your Yard Curb Appeal: Ryobi makes no bones about the fact that they are not a Pro Brand (big brother Ridgid handles that area), but instead are designed for the average DIYer, easily found as the house brand for The Home Depot.  For most homeowners, you can’t […]

Craftsman C3 19.2V Cordless String Trimmer

Make Yardwork Easier with a Cordless String Trimmer I have a confession.  I love a neat and tidy yard, but I’m not a big fan of the work it takes to make it happen.  So any tool that makes the  it easier or faster is just fine by me.  Oh, and did I mention, I […]