Reviews

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 […]

Road Test, Part 1: The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus Carpet

Road Test, Part 1: The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus Carpet

We recently discovered that there are few things more fun that getting to purposefully dump a bunch of liquids on an unsuspecting carpet sample. Home Depot sent us a couple of carpet swatches, each of which boasts stain-fighting technology, along with commonly spilled liquids. Platinum Plus carpet is coated with […]

Bosch 12V Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver Review

Bosch 12V Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver Review

Bosch has an update to their compact impact driver with this 12V Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver (Model PS41-2A). It delivers more torque and higher RPM than the previous model but weights .2 lbs less at 2lbs. We like the improved form factor of the blunt casing as opposed to […]

Flip Ultra HD Video Camera Review

Flip Ultra HD Video Camera Review

We’ve had our Flip Ultra HD video camera for about two months now and have honestly thoroughly enjoyed it. We don’t often review electronics but we’re so impressed with this unit that we wanted to share our findings. We have various point-and-shoot digital cameras that shoot great video (not HD […]

Craftsman NEXTEC 12V Right Angle Impact Driver Review

Craftsman NEXTEC 12V Right Angle Impact Driver Review

The latest tool in the Craftsman NEXTEC line is the Right Angle Impact Driver. This is a fairly new category of cordless power tools and the Craftsman model is a definite stand out compared to some of the other multi-tool options. Hits: Svelte handle, power Misses: LED light only on […]

Dremel Trio Review

Dremel Trio Review

No that’s not a microscope, it’s a first-look at the Dremel Trio. This unique tool has almost as many functions as looks. Dremel has designed the Trio to work as a spiral jigsaw, edge sander and detail router. There are no other tools that can cut wood, drywall, acoustic and […]

Oscillating Tool Reviews

Oscillating Tool Reviews

The hot tool of this year has to be the oscillating tool. Almost every major manufacturer has produced an oscillating tool as the demand has begun to skyrocket now that the public realizes the many uses and advantages of this tool. We receive constant requests for reviews of oscillating tools […]

Milwaukee Hackzall M12 Review – Mini Recip Saw

Milwaukee Hackzall M12 Review – Mini Recip Saw

Milwaukee tends to breed a certain type of brand loyalty as their inked fans have proven. The Milwaukee Hackzall M12 follows in the grand tradition of Milwaukee tools but at a smaller size. This review of the Hackzall M12 will go over functionality, comfort and uses. Hits: compact size, cutting, […]

Ryobi TEK4 Digital Inspection Scope Review

Ryobi TEK4 Digital Inspection Scope Review

The RYOBI TEK4 Digital Inspection Scope is the latest entry in a “getting crowded” inspection scope/camera category. Inspection cameras and scopes were once the domain of trade professionals and the cost vs. use was prohibitive to most homeowners. Not anymore. Keep reading for our complete review of the RYOBI TEK4 […]

SOG Flash II Knife Review

SOG Flash II Knife Review

We’ve got a thing for handy no-nonsense knives so it makes sense that we fell in love with the SOG Flash II so quickly. From the comfortable handle to the serrated edge, there are a number of small details that make this knife perform big. The black matte, glass-reinforced Zytel […]

Black & Decker 24 Volt Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review

Black & Decker 24 Volt Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review

Black & Decker has introduced an upgrade to their cordless trimmer/edger with a 24V model. It’s still light, strong and maneuverable but with much more power than their 18V offering. Hits: Ease of operation, Battery life, Clean, Power Boost Misses: One battery Uses: Trimming around trees in small to medium […]

Craftsman C3 19.2V Cordless Drill

Craftsman C3 19.2V Cordless Drill

If you’re seeking a top-notch cordless drill for a reduced price, check out the Craftsman C3 19.2V cordless drill (model 11910). It’s been replaced this fall by a newer model but can still be found for a ridiculously lower price. They are available on Sears Outlet for 84% off the […]

DeWALT Power Tool Reviews

DeWALT Power Tool Reviews

DeWALT tools have built a reputation for being tough on the jobsite but they’ve also become very popular among the DIY and remodeling crowd. Easily available at all major retailers, DeWALT has recently expanded their power tool lineup to include a 12V cordless group. We will share all of our […]