Ryobi Tek4 4-Volt Lithium-Ion LED Flashlight RP4400 – Tool Review

Ryobi RP4400 LED Flashlight Review First Impressions This is not going to be the lengthiest review that you’ve ever read, because there’s really nothing negative to say about this little flashlight.  It’s a compact flashlight (about 4 ½”) but it packs a powerful punch.  It’s pretty simplistic in design… just an off –on switch.It runs […]

Stanley 95-112 Tripod Flashlight Review

Of all of the flashlights I’ve ever owned, this is my favorite, and I use it the most often.  When this first came out from Stanley, it looked really cool, but the real question was did it do what it said it would, and the answer is undoubtedly “Yes”. Here are some of the features […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skateplate Circular Saw Roller Base – Tool Review

Skateplate Circular Saw Roller Base Let me start this review by saying that I am not a regular user of worm drive circular saws – and there’s a reason for that. For me, they’re too bulky, heavy and awkward to do what I usually need to get done. Apparently I’m not the only person who’s […]

Review – Bosch GTS1031 Jobsite Table Saw & GTA500 Stand

Bosch GTS1031 Jobsite Table Saw & GTA500 Stand To help us stay on top of things here at ToolSkool, we sometimes send out tools to be tested to pros we know.  We put the Bosch Portable Jobsite Table Saw in the capable hands of a general contractor, Dana Wilkerson, and asked him to give us […]

Review – Irwin Universal Handsaw

It’s not often that a tool without a motor does anything for me. I’ve said in the past that I’m completely spoiled to the point where I’ve almost forgotten how to swing a hammer. If a job can be made easier with ac or dc power, I’m all for it. That’s why it was a […]

Bosch 12V Litheon Impactor Fastening Driver PS41 2A – Review

A cordless impact driver. It seemed like a dream back in the late 70s when cordless technology was just making it into the professional world (and on every homeowner’s wish list!). “Wouldn’t that be cool if they could build a battery tool with that kind of torque and performance?” And then in the late 90s […]

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 […]