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Tim Carter tests the Brother P-touch Home and Office Labeler. He found it works great for making labels for his tool boxes and parts bins. It can handle a variety of fonts and colors.   .

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A week ago I installed two of the mrBEAMS 360 LED spotlights. The ones I put in were white, but you can get them in dark brown too. These exterior spotlights are: powered by three D batteries activated by motion stay on for just 30 seconds unless they continue to sense motion can talk to […]

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If you've ever had to cut through cast iron pipe, I have as I'm a master plumber among other things, then you know that traditional metal blades on reciprocating saws are just about useless. The Diablo Game Changer carbide-tipped recip blade is simply amazing. It can cut through an 1 1/2-inch cast iron pipe in […]

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I was invited to visit the Briggs & Stratton world headquarters in Milwaukee, WI on April 17, 2015. The day was filled with meetings, testing of their new products and a short tour of their amazing museum of original Briggs & Stratton products spanning over 100 years. This is a crazy mashup video showing me […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates the bulky Coast LK375 Light Knife pocketknife. If you're a 6' 5" lumberjack with BIG hands, this could be your dream knife.     The above is an affiliate link. I get a tiny commission if you purchase this item from Amazon.

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DeWALT doesn't disappoint. Their new 108-piece Mechanics Tool set is perfect for that shade-tree mechanic that needs tools to tackle the most common jobs around the house and job site. Here's what's inside the durable hard-plastic case: 2 quick-release ratchets - one 3/8-inch, the other 1/4 inch 16 ¬†1/4-inch 6 pt sockets in standard SAE […]

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DEAR TIM: I know that professionals have expensive thermal imaging devices to look for heating and cooling leaks in homes. I can't afford the hundreds of dollars they cost and wonder if there's a thermal camera that can attach to my smart phone or tablet. Are you aware of any, have you tested them if […]

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I often get asked, "Hey Tim, what's the best small router?" Well, there are several! My one universal axiom I've said for years and years is: "Let price be your barometer. More expensive products / tools often contain better parts, better engineering and they simply do a better job over time." This is true with […]

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Tim Carter tests out the Quiet Technology Craftsman Snowblower. This snow blower is equipped with a new quieter engine. The blower was tested after a 6 to 8-inch snowfall in central New Hampshire. It was a cold day with temperatures in the mid teens F. When you see a close up of the muffler, the […]

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