All posts by Clint DeBoer

Franke Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Review with Fast-In

Since we took the time to do a Franke Fast-In sink review, installing a Franke pull down kitchen faucet seemed appropriate. After all, you can’t install a high-quality stainless steel sink and then slap your old faucet back in place. An upgrade seemed appropriate. We chose the Franke Bern FF20750 pull-down kitchen faucet for our evaluation. […]

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Milwaukee M18 Compact Vacuum Video Review

The fight in the cordless compact vacuum class is heating up thanks to better motors and higher capacity motors. The Milwaukee M18 Compact Vacuum (found under model Milwaukee 0882-20) is a bare tool option claiming best in class suction power and offering a solid feature set. With suction power moving beyond the 30 CFM mark, […]

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Hands-on Franke Fast-In Sink Review

When you’ve installed or remodeled several kitchens, eventually you begin looking for ways to improve your process. For the professional, time is money. That’s why Franke Fast-In sinks and Fast-In faucets first appealed to us. In the process of installing a new sink or faucet, any time savings turns into an advantage. We did this Franke Fast-In sink review to […]

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Chainsaw Basics for Apprentices and Pros

It occurred to us that an article on chainsaw basics might be just the ticket for new apprentices getting into the field. It might even be a good refresher for Pros who do this day in and day out. The average chainsaw injury requires 110 stitches, so wear protective gloves, boots, chaps, and eye protection. […]

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Milwaukee M18 Blower Review

We were caught off-guard last year when Milwaukee introduced new outdoor power equipment (OPE) products at their 2016 New Tools media event. Milwaukee calls it their New Tool Symposium, but I don’t drink enough Earl Grey tea to call it that. Among the tools announced were a Milwaukee M18 blower, a string trimmer, and a […]

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Husqvarna Miami 2017 Media Event

Last year we attended the Husqvarna Silent City 2 event in Sweden. It focused on a discussion of the future of urban parks and landscaping. It attempted to paint a picture of what urban parks and development might look like circa 2030. This Husqvarna Miami 2017 media event was the North America follow-up which brought much of […]

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Steel-Flex Knee Pads and Strapped Knee Pads Review

Whenever I’m working on flooring or tile, I prefer work pants with knee pockets. Having owned and worn both Blaklader Bantam pocket pants and Armed Work Wear pants, I’ve just found the integrated pockets to be great for avoiding knee pads with straps. Steel-Flex (owned by Senco—I know, you gotta keep up!) is, as far as we can tell, the American […]

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Ryobi 18V Cordless Inflator / Deflator Review P731

The Ryobi 18V Cordless Inflator / Deflator recently became part of the ONE+ line. We reviewed the similar Kobalt 120 volt tire inflator last year and genuinely liked it. The Ryobi P731 adds cordless freedom via the ONE+ battery. Pop in the battery and you’re good to go. Walk around the house pumping up inflatables, or walk […]

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Milwaukee M18 Compact Vacuum Review 0882-20

Some years ago, I taught my youngest son to clean the inside of my truck. I believe he was 5 at the time. I’d pull out the vacuum and he’d go to town. It was a horrendous mess, but he was learning. Back then we used a full-on Ridgid SmartCart Vacuum, and it did a great job. […]

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Best Battery Charger for Power Tools

We do a lot with both tools and batteries. Case in point are our articles on the DeWalt FlexVolt technology and the Milwaukee 9.0 Ah batteries. But what about the battery chargers that resupply energy to these batteries? As it turns out, there are possibly even more differences among battery chargers than the packs themselves. While […]

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