Reviews

Get Dirty with Mike Rowe Work Boots

Get Dirty with Mike Rowe Work Boots

Mike Rowe should be applauded for shining a spotlight on blue collar jobs. Cat Footwear has taken notice of this and they recently collaborated on a signature series of work boots under the name “Mike Rowe Works by Cat Footwear”. “We’ve built this series with Mike’s unique perspective on addressing […]

Kohler Numi: Would You Buy A $6,500 Toilet?

Kohler Numi: Would You Buy A $6,500 Toilet?

When we say a $6,500 toilet, we’re talking specifically about Kohler’s Numi toilet. And you’re probably shaking your head in disbelief as you read the title of this post, right? But stay with us. We’re not necessarily advocating a splurge of this size, but when you hear more about this […]

Our Impromptu Review of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Our Impromptu Review of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

This past weekend we received a very unwelcome note taped to our front door. Someone had called the housing inspector’s office complaining of code violations at our address. The issue was some construction debris that lay next to our trash can outside — nothing you could see from the street […]

The Best Homes of This Old House from Kevin O’Connor

The Best Homes of This Old House from Kevin O’Connor

Have you ever wished there was a book to view the best homes of This Old House after the remodel? Well your prayers have been answered. Kevin O’Connor, the host of This Old House, takes us on a personal tour of his favorite homes room by room in his new […]

Husqvarna 562XP Chainsaw – First Look

Husqvarna 562XP Chainsaw – First Look

We’ve got a Poulan Pro chainsaw that works great and we’ve only used it for the occasional de-limbing job, so when I got my hands on the biggest and baddest chainsaw from Husqvarna last week I was stoked! This chainsaw is definitely overkill for most homeowners but for the pro […]

Window Wisdom Video: Easy Cleaning and Added Security

Window Wisdom Video: Easy Cleaning and Added Security

We’re wrapping up our Window Wisdom series with a short video presented by Steve Donovan from Taylor Brothers Architectural Products here in Los Angeles. They carry a wide selection of windows and doors, but it’s obvious that Steve really knows the Marvin lineup and for him the exclusive features and […]

Window Wisdom Recap: Evaluate, Shop, Care

Window Wisdom Recap: Evaluate, Shop, Care

This month we’ve taken an in depth look at windows and have covered three main steps that will help you ensure their best function. Evaluating your current windows, shopping for new windows and how to care for your new or existing windows. We’d like to thank Marvin Windows and Doors […]

Porter-Cable Small Angle Metal Grinder and Cutter

Porter-Cable Small Angle Metal Grinder and Cutter

Porter-Cable is now offering a small angle metal grinder that also functions as a metal cutter. Other applications include cleaning and finishing surfaces and tuckpointing. Features The grinder has a powerful 6 amp motor that specs at 11,000 RPM. It comes with grinding and cutting discs as well as two […]

How to Use a Ryobi Stud Sensor

How to Use a Ryobi Stud Sensor

Stud sensors are a bit of modern day magic that don’t cost much and make a world of difference in time and accuracy. Gone are the days of counting inches from studs on center or tapping against walls to determine the location of studs. With modern day stud sensors locating […]

Milwaukee FastBack Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee FastBack Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee Tools is known for their line of contractor-grade power tools that have an almost cult-like following. Case in point, these tattooed fans of the power tool brand. They are now a serious player in the hand tool industry as they own Stiletto Tools which produces the Trimbone Hammer and […]

Nothing Can Hide From An Energizer Hardcase Professional Spotlight

Nothing Can Hide From An Energizer Hardcase Professional Spotlight

The days of halogen flashlights are fleeting. Mag lights have always been our great go-to light for around the house, camping or any other use, but the intensity of those lights has been replaced by the power of LEDs. Some of the best in this category come from Energizer which […]

Craftsman C3 19.2V Impact Driver – Why You Need an Impact Driver

Craftsman C3 19.2V Impact Driver – Why You Need an Impact Driver

It’s safe to say that impact drivers have hit mainstream and are becoming a coveted power tool for many DIYers. Impact wrenches and drivers have been used by auto mechanics for years and many furniture makes and woodworkers swear by their effectiveness over a standard drill driver. Impact drivers look […]

Timberland PRO Helix Work Boot Review – A Lightweight and Comfortable Boot

Timberland PRO Helix Work Boot Review – A Lightweight and Comfortable Boot

I’ve been using a pair of old Stanley steel toe work boots for the past 7 years that have treated me well but they are finally starting to break down. Since most of my time is spent at a desk and not a jobsite, my work boots aren’t put through […]

Milwaukee Sliding Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee Sliding Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee Tools is well known for their line of ubiquitous power tools including the SAWZALL, drills and fasteners, but they are quickly making a name for themselves in the hand tool market. Hits: Feels great in your hand and blade replacement features are top-notch Misses: Switch location is tough for […]

John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

We’ve had a ton of interest in our John Deere tractor articles so we thought we should provide even more detail on their newest utility tractors. We’ll start with the base model from their new 1-series the 1023E sub-compact tractor. Features The 1023E is built for the homeowner but that […]

Elmer’s Glue for the DIYer in You

Elmer’s Glue for the DIYer in You

Long known for their almost iconic wood/carpenters glue, Elmer’s Glue has re-worked their product lineup as well as their glue bottles and are targeting the DIY crowd. The new lineup consists of four glues all made based on a particular use or project. Here’s what Elmer’s has to say about […]

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Review

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Review

We’re super fans of oscillating tools and when we had the opportunity to review the Dremel Multi-Max we jumped at the chance. Hits: Variable speed and power Misses: Not enough attachments included Uses: Cutting, Sanding, Grinding As with the previous oscillating tools we’ve reviewed, the Multi-Max performs in a similar […]

C&H Best of 2011 Builders Show

C&H Best of 2011 Builders Show

The 2011 Builders Show was held in Orlando Florida this year and although it is still much smaller than it has been in years past it was about the same size as the show in Las Vegas last year which is a good sign as it hasn’t contracted anymore. See […]

Stiletto Tools Trimbone Hammer

Stiletto Tools Trimbone Hammer

Stiletto Tools continues to innovate and the Stiletto Trimbone Hammer is their latest masterpiece. It’s Stiletto Tools first trim hammer and it’s DNA is straight from their iconic titanium Tibone hammer. The Stiletto Trimbone has quite a few new features that make working with nails much easier. We met the […]

C&H Best of CES 2011

C&H Best of CES 2011

CES was amazing this year. If you ever get the chance to attend, go! The energy was up and the size of the displays and booths were bigger than ever. There were a ton of ground breaking products launched but many of the best were refinements on previous products. Themes […]

Road Test, Part 2: The Home Depot’s Martha Stewart Living Carpet

Road Test, Part 2: The Home Depot’s Martha Stewart Living Carpet

Earlier this week, we tested the stain-fighting powers of The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus carpet. Next up? Martha Stewart Living carpet, available in 36 designs and four constructions. Martha Stewart’s products are known for being classy yet functional, and the carpet is no exception. The carpets are treated with Anso […]