All posts by David C. Smith

Senco WhisperGrip Subfloor Nails

Squeaky floors are a fact of life. But it happens on a floor you just installed, the quality of your work comes into question. There are plenty of ways to get it right on the initial install and methods for a remodeling project as well. Senco is throwing another concept into the ring with new […]

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Walter Surface Technologies SST Drill Bits

The new-to-us Walter Surface Technologies SST Drill Bits have been hanging out North of the border in Canada for some 25 years. Now, they’re making their way South to the United States. Even though they aren’t coming out with all kinds of fanfare bursting with never-before-seen innovation, there’s reason to take notice. Two main features […]

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Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless String Trimmer Review

To know is to love – at least that’s how the saying goes – and I’m getting to know the Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless String Trimmer. And you really do need to get to know this tool in order to appreciate what you can do and what you really shouldn’t expect from it. With last […]

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Ryobi 40V Brushless Mower RY40180 Review

It seems strange to say that there are a plethora of lithium-ion lawn mower options on the market. They’re not exactly flying cars, but we’re mowing our lawns – mowing – with a battery. We introduced most of the major players a couple years ago in our battery powered mower roundup. Ryobi has given their […]

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Stanley FatMax Shovel Review

Whether getting ready for the Spring planting season at home or on the jobsite, sooner or later, you need a shovel. Gone are the days where you’re subjected to that old wood handle model that threatens to break off with every root it touches. We now have options like the newest Stanley FatMax Shovel with […]

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Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless Belt Sander Review

One of the great things about the relationship between Ridgid and Ryobi is that Ridgid’s Pro-focused technology often trickles down to Ryobi users. In some cases, it’s a matter of months or years, in other cases tools come out within days of each other. Fortunately, it’s the latter with the new Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless […]

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ISOtunes Pro Noise Reducing Bluetooth Earbuds

Whether you’re on the jobsite, off on the long run, sitting on an airplane, or even just shopping at Walmart, there’s something that almost all of us understand universally – listening to music helps isolate us from all the bad mojo around and makes the time go by faster. When we have to wear hearing […]

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Top 5 Tool Upgrades That Need To Happen This Year

There are incremental changes that happen every year. The cordless sector, in particular, has seen huge innovation and growth because of it. While there are some really smart people behind tool technology, I have to admit that I think they’ve overlooked a few areas. Here are my top 5 tool upgrades that need to happen […]

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Milwaukee Redstick Level Review

You wouldn’t think that it would be terribly complicated to review a level. After all, as long as it’s level is good to go. But not so fast. Coming into it I already knew that the Milwaukee Redstick Level has some innovative features designed into it. After spending a lot more time comparing many of […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt Reciprocating Saw Blades

When we got together a bunch of cordless reciprocating saws to see who would come out as the top performer, we also had the opportunity to test several different reciprocating saw blades. In the mix were the new DeWalt FlexVolt Reciprocating Saw Blades for both wood and metal applications. When DeWalt launched the FlexVolt line […]

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