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The Dahl House

We bought a house! After nearly 9 years of living and renting in Los Angeles, we finally found a home we can call our own. The Dahl House has arrived.…

DeWALT Experience 2017

The 2017 DeWALT Experience in Nashville, coined #ToughInTheSouth, was DeWALT’s opportunity to showcase 200 new and improved products the company is bringing to market in 2017-2018.…

Ridgid Palm Impact Screwdriver Review

Impact drivers are amazing, but sometimes they can be tricky to use in tight spots. This new RIDGID 12-volt palm impact screwdriver uses a push-to-drive feature, so there is no trigger. Simply apply pressure and you’ve got power. This…

Milwaukee Tool cordless miter saw

Milwaukee Tool 10-Inch Cordless Miter Saw Review

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the first 10” cordless miter saw. Aimed strictly at the remodeling and construction trade, this miter saw is powered by the new Fuel M18 9.0 high-capacity battery and promises nearly all-day run time.…

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How To Build A Picnic Table

Building a picnic table is the best way to enjoy the great outdoors in the summer. Eating outside seems to take even the most ordinary of meals to something special, and your backyard is a great place for entertaining,…

Suburban Slums

As more homes foreclose due to the sub-prime crisis, empty homes linger, fall into disrepair, attract vagrants, and become plights on neighborhoods which at one point were vibrant and safe.…

Cheap Kitchen Countertop Design

Rustoleum has made it easy to transform the look of your kitchen countertops using their Countertop Transformations Kit. It's easy to apply and cheap to boot!…

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How to Setup a Crossfit Home Gym

With the cost of gym memberships rising and the time it takes to travel too and from a gym, we've been inspired to setup our own Crossfit home gym. …

The Genie Digital Summit Tour de Force

What happens when the the most recognized brand in garage door openers decides to completely redesign their entire line to meet consumer concerns as well as update with the latest in technology? You end up in Baltic and Mt.…

Tools in Action

10 Tool Blogs You Need to Know

There are plenty of design and DIY blogs but the world of tool blogs is fairly small and among them a few stand out. These sites cover the latest tools and hardware from all the main manufacturers and they…

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Husqvarna Silent City North America

The focus this year is on battery powered landscaping equipment and how it contributes to the potential for future urban planning and development.…

New John Deere Utility Tractors

The highlight of our John Deere factory tour was the introduction of a new lineup of sub-compact utility tractors that will replace their current 2305 model. The new series 1 tractors include the 1023E and 1026R. Functionality and versatility…

How to Refinish Wood Floors

Wood floors are gorgeous when well-maintained. They can last for years with proper care which includes refinishing them when they have worn out. …

Workwear Gift Guide

Our workwear gift guide includes some of the toughest and most comfortable gear we could find. …

Now’s the Time to Buy a Stihl Outdoor Power Tool

Stihl outdoor power equipment is coveted by homeowners and professionals everywhere. Now there is even more reason to consider Stihl as they've refreshed their cordless tool lineup by introducing their Lightning Battery System.…

Oliver Work Boots

We've spent a few days wearing their Oliver 45 Series work boots, and we found them to be lightweight, with a sole that absorbs shock and provides plenty of support.…

Habitat for Humanity Workshop

On Saturday July 30th, I'll be at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Torrance, CA, leading a workshop demonstrating how to build quick and easy sawhorses.…

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DeWalt Flexvolt 60V/20V Platform

The DeWalt Flexvolt 60V/20V platform that includes the world's first 12” cordless miter saw and 8 ¾” jobsite table saw.…

Dremel Velocity VC60 Packs a Punch

The good people over at Dremel sent their newest tool, the Velocity VC60, for us to give a spin. As someone who just moved into a new-old house, I jumped at the chance to let this small-but-mighty combination tool…

See how Keen Utility Boots Are Built In America with Pride

When we first arrived at the KEEN factory in Portland, my fellow media tour participants and I were greeted with this sweet little video. After some presentations, our group split into several smaller groups as we headed for the…

Garage Safety Tips for National Safety Month

For homeowners, safety and accessibility are a main priority, particularly as it pertains to entry and exit points. Unfortunately, millions of homes are at risk, with 1 in 15 garages and 3 out of 4 gate systems lacking the…