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Some power tools have the strangest names. This is one. The actual name for this tool is: 18V EC Brushless 1/2-Inch Square Drive Impact Wrench with Detent Ball I kid you not. But don't let the stodgy name fool you. This is ten tons of dynamite with a one-inch fuse. I'm not a reviewer that […]

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I'm quite lucky in that I get to test new tools on a regular basis. Not too long ago, I received a STIHL PS 10 folding saw. Having used similar hand saws in the past, I felt I'd be able to provide you with a great assessment as to if it's worthy to hang on […]

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DEAR TIM: My wife is begging me to install a patio. The issue is she hates the interlocking cast concrete brick and they seem to lose their luster and color in a few years. Plus, they look too perfect she says. She want’s me to create a brick patio that looks like it’s been down […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates how to use the Stihl 2 N 1 Easy File Chainsaw Chain Sharpener to sharpen a chain in the field. With the STIHL filing guide and the STIHL Stump Vise, you can quickly and easily sharpen you chainsaw chain. Be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions.   The above is an affiliate link. […]

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If you've read comic books in the past, watched the Heroes TV series or have seen any of the newer Marvel movies about superheroes, then you're undoubtedly aware of magical super powers. One that I wish I had over the years was X-ray vision that would allow me to see through plaster, concrete, tile, wood […]

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I tested the Yardmax YW7565 Chipper Shredder in November of 2016. Over the years I've owned several different chipper shredders so I felt as if I could evaluate this machine quite well. The bottom line is it's a great machine. Here's the top reasons why I feel this way: It's well built. I didn't observe […]

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On Saturday morning November 12, 2016, I was getting ready to pack up my car to leave Cincinnati, OH. I was at the Embassy Suites hotel in Blue Ash, OH, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. When I walked to the car in the parking lot, I immediately saw it leaning and knew the right rear […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve read about electric floor heating and wonder if it will really do the job. Growing up I lived in a home that had electric coils in the ceilings of the rooms. The house was never really comfortable so I’m skeptical of the claims of the radiant floor mat manufacturers. If they do […]

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I had the distinct pleasure to test the Yardmax 35-ton full-beam log splitter in November of 2016. Having used many different types of log splitters, including a sledge hammer and wedge, I felt I could give an honest opinion as to how well this massive tool works. The bottom line is it's unbelievable. I've owned […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m remodeling my bathroom and want the WOW factor when I see it each day. Regular square tile seem so boring. What would you suggest to create a look that will put someone’s head on a swivel when they see it? What are the best practices, in your opinion, when it comes to […]

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