Review of Sun Joe 10 inch Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw

By |November 16th, 2019|Tools and Reviews|

 I purchased the Sun Joe SWJ807E-SJB 10 inch 8.0 Amp Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw a couple months back. I had a number of trees to trim and many of them are on a rather steep hillside. I trim the trees each year to maintain our view (below). Pros: Price. I paid $52 (including [...]

Laminate or Hardwood? Here is the Truth

By |October 3rd, 2012|General Improvment, Tools and Reviews|

One of the most common questions that I am asked when friends are renovating is "Should I use laminate or hardwood?". The answer to this question depends on a few of factors. Location: Primary residence or rental Keep hardwood out of your rental unless you get a screaming deal, don't mind a finish that gets [...]

Allure Floor Installation and Review

By |January 4th, 2011|How To's, Tools and Reviews|

Well, our Trafficmaster Allure floor installation is complete.  If you aren't familiar with this plank vinyl flooring product you can find it at Home Depot.  The product is a fantastic alternative to a peel and stick vinyl tile.  At the end of the installation, the product acts as a sheet vinyl would rather than free [...]

TrafficMaster Allure Plank Vinyl Floor Review

By |December 30th, 2010|Tools and Reviews|

We decided to us a plank vinyl flooring product for the entry at a fixer project.  The product is TrafficMaster Allure and is available at Home Depot.  This is a floating vinyl installation where the vinyl planks adhere to one another.  In theory, this is a better method than your traditional 12x12 vinyl tile installation. [...]

Fastcap 3rd hand Review. A helping hand when no one else is there.

By |December 22nd, 2005|Tools and Reviews|

The fastcap 3rd hand is a great tool. I can't tell you how many times I have been able to use this item. If you work alone, I am sure that you have needed someone to "hold that other end". You have probably also made your own braces out of a spare 2x4 (or two). [...]