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Craftsman Power Tool Reviews

Craftsman Power Tool Reviews

Craftsman continues to expand and improve their power tool line-up by offering durable and affordable tools that anyone can use. We’ll continue to update this page with all of our Craftsman power tool reviews so if you’re a Craftsman fan bookmark this page and keep checking back.

DeWALT 12V MAX Screwdriver Review

DeWALT 12V MAX Screwdriver Review

One of the most impressive tools we saw at the recent DeWALT 12V MAX product launch was their 1/4″ Screwdriver Kit. This cordless powerhouse feels durable enough for the jobsite but would also fit great in the hand of any homeowner, male or female. Hits: design, grip, free-standing, smooth trigger […]

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Cordless Rotary Tool

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Cordless Rotary Tool

Dremel has a unique distinction within the tool industry as being a undisputed leader in its class with no real challengers. When you need a Dremel you need a Dremel and sometimes its hard to imagine working without one. We recently tested the latest their latest product the Dremel 8200 […]

18V Lithium Combo Kit from Porter Cable

18V Lithium Combo Kit from Porter Cable

We got a first look at the 18V Lithium 4 Tool Combo Kit from Porter Cable and it’s a beauty. Tools include: + Compact Drill/Driver + 6-1/2″ Circ Saw + Reciprocating Saw + Pivoting Head Flashlight Plus (1) extended runtime battery and (1) compact lithium battery including charger. Blades included […]

Craftsman Oscillating Tool Review

Craftsman Oscillating Tool Review

We heart oscillating tools. The variety of uses is incredible and we consider it a must-have power tool for any amateur to serious diy enthusiast. Craftsman has introduced a line of cordless tools one of which, the Hammerhead auto-hammer, we really loved so we came into this review with high […]

Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

One of the most labor intensive do-it-yourself tasks is hammering. Not only can it quickly become extremely tiring but if you don’t have the right technique you may waste a lot of nails including your own! The Hammerhead Auto Hammer from Craftsman looks to make hammering standard and finish nails […]

How To Shop at Harbor Freight

How To Shop at Harbor Freight

One of the more popular sources for tools of any type is Harbor Freight. Many of their products are unbelievably inexpensive and some are name brand while others are not. Toolcrib recently wrote up an extensive review of how to shop at Harbor Freight, including “what not to buy” as […]

Lessons in Leaf Blowing

Lessons in Leaf Blowing

photo: TroyBilt Consumer Search doesn’t just provide reviews but they review the reviews and provide insight beyond the marketing spiel. We’ve recently found them useful for reviewing the top leaf blowers available today. There are recommendations for each class of leaf blower, from gas to electric to compact style and […]

New Home Nightmares…Shared Online

New Home Nightmares…Shared Online

The joy of owning and living in a new home has quickly turned to despair for some unfortunate buyers. These homeowners weren’t fooled into buying lemons from local builders but instead chose larger more reputable home building companies, which it turns out didn’t make a difference when it came to […]

Learn to Design and Build

Learn to Design and Build

Apartment Therapy has turned us onto a great looking school in Vermont called Yestermorrow Design/Build School. They are a non-profit educational institution and offer over 100 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft as well as courses in sustainable design.

House Restoration Tips

House Restoration Tips

Check out the Country Living 2007 House of the Year. It’s an 1890′s farmhouse in the Dutch country of southeastern Pennsylvania. During the restoration they incorporated many different techniques that you may want to keep in mind during your own renovation. Tips include: pliable plumbing, prefab wainscoting, retaining historical details […]

Tool Reviews

Tool Reviews

Epinions may be lacking for reviews of some products and many times we feel it’s more of a glorified shopping portal but when it comes to tools its hard to find a more comprehensive listing. You may not find the most up to date tools (check out toolspotting for the […]