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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here's a great folding kneeler and kneeling bench chair that my wife uses when she gardens. Guess what? It's PERFECT for installing ceramic tile on concrete floors. It really protects my knees. Buy it with confidence from Amazon.com!
I can't even imagine all the leaves I've blown in my lifetime. The house I lived in before my current one had many huge oak, maple, ginko and beech trees on the property. I've used every known leaf blower known to man, so I believe I'm qualified to give a strong opinion about the performance […]
There are all sorts of other tool reviews out there that describe this amazing tool. You can read those if you want, but I feel a picture is worth 1,000 words and a video, quite possibly, is worth 50,000 words. With a video, as long as you trust the source - and you can trust […]