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Porter Cable Oscillating MultiTool

Porter Cable Oscillating MultiTool Model: PCE605 Manufacturer: Porter Cable Amperage: 3 Cost: $80   Oh my, it was a sad day. If you read a previous tool review I did (January 31, 2013) on the Black & Decker Oscillating MultiTool (OMT) you would notice how much I loved that tool. I believe I bought it […]

Posted November 4, 2018 by chris in Tool Reviews

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Skil SPT77W Circular Saw

Skil SPT77W Circular Saw Skil SPT77W Circular Saw – 7.25″ Manufacturer: Skil Model: SPT77W Amperage: 15 RPM: 5300 Cost: $256 Since my last review of my circular saw (June 12, 2014), I have purchased the Skil SPT77W Worm drive circular saw.  However keep in mind my review of the DeWalt tool is still valid.  I […]

Posted November 3, 2018 by chris in Tool Reviews

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DeWalt Cordless 1/2″ Drill

DeWalt Cordless 1/2″ Drill Variable Speed Manufacturer:  DeWalt Model:  DC759 Battery:  18V RPMs:  0-450 & 0-1,500 Cost:  $250 The DC759 was for a long time the most used tool in my arsenal of weapons of mass construction.  It was the first cordless drill I bought and I have not “switched”.  However, the one I currently […]

Posted June 12, 2014 by admin in Tool Reviews

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Black & Decker Oscillating Multi-tool

Black & Decker Oscillating Multi-tool Manufacturer:  Black & Decker Model:  BD200MT Amperage: 2 OPM: 20,000 Cost:  $90   I cannot say enough about Oscillating Multi-tools (OMTs).  OMTs are a relatively new type of tool on the home improvement market and are fast becoming the most purchased tools after the cordless drill.  These tools do just […]

Posted June 12, 2014 by admin in Tool Reviews

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DeWalt DW317 Jigsaw

DeWalt Jigsaw Manufacturer:  DeWalt Model:  DW317 Amperage: 5.5 SPMs:  3,100 Cost:  $120 I perform a lot of scroll type sawing on jobs, especially when doing finish carpentry.  Needing a “beefy” jigsaw was a must.  Over the years I probably owned a half dozen jigsaws but really never found one that satisfied me.  There are your Skills, Black & […]

Posted June 12, 2014 by admin in Tool Reviews

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DeWalt Circular Saw

DeWalt Circular Saw – 7.25 inch Manufacturer:  DeWalt Model:  DW364 Amperage:  15 RPMs:  5,800 Cost:  $176 This is the fourth circular saw that I have had since 2004.  However, the first three saws gave up the ghost in the first year.  The first saw was a 15 year old Skill saw that had only occasional use.  When […]

Posted June 12, 2014 by admin in Tool Reviews

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Tool Reviews

Often when I show up on a jobsite, the customer is more interested in the tools I have in my truck than in anything else.  People just seem to have a fascination with them. When making home repairs and remodeling, you must have the right tools for the job.  Here you will find my personal and […]

Posted June 12, 2014 by admin in Tool Reviews

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