Our little monkey is 5 months old in a few days. - Being in the tool industry does have its perks! Thank you to @dewalttough for sending us this onesie, and @keenutility for the baby kicks! - We appreciate the love. - #babiesofig #keenutility #dewalt #dewalttough #onesie #5monthsold
While at IBS we also stopped by the @dewalttough racking booth and checked out some new models on the way. - These are heavy duty shelving units that can support 2500 pounds per shelf. - We will be testing a few configurations in a garage setup, and show how quickly they can be assembled or reconfigured. I also plan on setting one up as a workbench like this first picture. - If you are in Canada,
Testing out a TON of new (to me) writing products from @picamarker - As always, their quality is impressive. They have also made some great improvements to some well known items. - Stay tuned for more. - @atlasmachinery
While at the @trimaco_llc booth we shot a quick little video showing how easy it is to use the heavy duty EZ UP dust containment poles. - These are ultra sturdy and quick to set up. There are a lot of poles on the market, and personally I cant stand the ones that twist to lock, because it seems like they are always sliding down. - The Trimaco poles extend similar to a painters pole, with pinned st
Since IBS2018 was mainly about building materials, we spent some time at the @fastenmasterpro booth discussing their construction fasteners and tools. - This is the Flatlok screw, which is an structural screw tested to ICC standards, designed for single sided installation through multi ply beams. - It comes in lengths from 2 7/8” to 6 3/4”long, and is ACQ rated for use in pressure treated lumber a
Im very rarely on the other side of a photo, but its what I love to do. - I walk these shows, phone in hand, absorbing as much information as possible to share with you guys. - IBS was mainly about building materials, with a few tools sprinkled in. - Next week we will be in Las Vegas for the World of Concrete, and I hope you tune in for our coverage. - Ill be visiting Hilti, Hitachi, Makita, Dewal
Its coming down hard in Toronto. - For light fluffy snowfalls, there is no faster way than a pusher in my opinion. - We use the 36” double handle pushers from @garant_tools to clear snow faster than a snowblower could. - The only thing you need to watch out for is sidewalk seams, but if you slice them on a diagonal, its not so bad. - My brother is wearing the @milwaukeetool USB headlamp for this
While at STAFDA 2017, we stopped in at the @championcuttingtool booth to see what new launches they had on display. - The Smartbrute sb35 is a 36 pound automatic feed mag drill that uses high speed steel or carbide tipped annular cutters to bore holes up to 1 3/16” diameter in steel. - The magnet on the drill actually has a 3370 lb breakaway strength when applied to thick steel, which is enough to
New @dewalt_ca 5 inch Flathead Grinder now available @atlasmachinery Come check out all the new releases. #atlasmachinery #dewalt #grinder #metalworking #metal #flathead
So if you caught my post the other day, I made a joke saying this was a custom GoPro holster. Well it could be, but its actually a small pouch for battery packs. - Im testing this one out for @diamondback.toolbelts and I think its definitely something that guys would be interested in. - I much prefer working with a slim pack whenever possible due to weight concerns, but obviously runtime suffers i
Older video, but still relevant. I get asked on the regular “what tool storage system I use” and the truth is the majority of my tools are in @dewalt_ca TSTAK’s. - The reason behind this is value/function. These in my opinion are the best bang for your buck, which allow me to have a stack of boxes for each brand of tools. I have individual stacks for Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Hilti, and another s
I had so so many people ask me about @fastenmasterpro Cortex screws when I posted them to my stories, so heres a post explaining them in a little more detail. - These screws are part of a hidden fastening system. The screw itself has a specially designed body with a section of reverse threads near the top that draw the material down, and also cut a path for the head to countersink below the surfac
Huge shout out to @the.moderncraftsman podcast for inviting me on at #IBS2018! - Ive been dodging these guys for a year now, and couldnt escape this time 🤣. - Im just kidding. Im really glad we waited to do this in person because we got to hang out a while and get into topics like the importance of surface protection, quality of tools and building materials, and some tile system preferences. - Tha
Congrats to @yotom125! - You won the Bosch LDM! - Tom is a training to be a carpenter in New Jersey. - Please DM me your shipping info and Ill get this sent out asap. - Its sunday night so this is the post ill use for this weeks AMA. Ask me any construction or tool related question and ill get back to you within the night.
I need YOUR help! - We are planning a massive giveaway with @titebondproducts but I want to know what glues you want to try. - Ill have packages put together for apprentices, trim carpenters, flooring installers, and general contractors. - Comment below with what you want to see! - #giveaway #request #build #buildyourowngiveaway #titebond #woodworker #woodwork #wood #glue
You guys have been asking me about the @portercable restorer, and how it performs. - To be honest ive been so busy i havent had the chance to dive into it at all, but my buddy @john_malecki uses a brush sander everyday and i value his opinion on this more than my own. - John just ripped down a complete barn and processed all the wood! If anyone gave these two a fair shot, it was him. - Please chec
While at the @stingersystems booth I took a look at the Ch38a cap stapler. - Does anyone else have one of these? Stinger offers two versions of handheld cap staplers, one with a semi automatic cap feeder, and this version that is fully automatic. - I really like how compact this version is, and where its hook is placed on the rear of the tool. - Ill show this in action very soon. Cap staplers are
My buddy @2bwired tagged me in this post by @shing.chang on some ladder boots. - Now tell me one thing, WHY dont we have these in North America?! - What an awesome idea. No marring of finished flooring or dusty ladder prints. - Would you use something like this? Dont forget to bookmark useful posts for future reference! - #ladder #boots #ladderboot #awesome #cooltool #japanese #itsalwaysinjapan #c
We stopped in to visit our friends at @titebondproducts while at #ibs2018 - This is Titegrab, which is a brand new launch for them. Its an advanced polymer based, high tack adhesive with twice the initial bond strength of similar adhesives, so that it can support heavy items without additional fastening or bracing. - Its 100% waterproof and has extremely low VOC for use indoors or outdoors. Its fr
CONGRATS to @capt_beanis - You won the @hitachipowertoolsusa triple hammer kit from @meyers_company! - Please reach out to @meyers_company via DM with your shipping info. - Thank you to all who entered. For those wondering how I pick the winner of a giveaway, I scroll through the hundreds of comments from top to bottom and i randomly select 10 names for a final draw. The 10 names go into a hat and
There were quite a few comments on my last video post of the @trimaco_llc Ez floor guard applicator, so I just wanted to add some information. - Some spoke about waste concerns. The film is recyclable, so if you peel it off and toss it in a bag, most facilities that can recycle pop bottles will also handle the film. Its much better for the environment than dumping booties out. One roll of film is
Back on the glove series, these are the @watson_gloves stealth - black ops. - An excellent lower price point dipped glove that offers warmth and above average dexterity. - The glove adds a bit of thickness so it does make grabbing small objects a little harder, but its not terrible. There are no seams on the inside, so they are very comfortable. - Id recommend these to guys who want a few pairs fo
Did you know that @gripritebuildingproducts offers a large selection of pneumatic fastening tools? We will be taking a look at some of the jobsite essentials, from framing to trim. Let me know if there is a certain model you want to see in action. #framingnailer #nailer #trimnailer #sidinggun #stapler #pneumatic #nailgun #construction #sheathing #roofing #framing
I spent a few hours at the @trimaco_llc booth talking about jobsite surface protection with anyone that stopped at the booth. - Heres a really cool product that many people liked. Its a heavy duty paper fiber door jamb protector. - These have spring like legs, that allow the wrap to grab on, without the use of tape. You use these to protect finished or unfinished jambs/wall openings from dents and
If you are painting or mudding a wall, these switch covers are awesome for instantaneous coverage. They clip right over decora style switches, dimmers, and receptacles, and can be reused many times over. They are normally priced at 50 for under $10 I saw this at the protective products booth. #paint #painter #painting #ibs2018 #surfaceprotection #masking #maskingtape #mask #outlet #switch #rem
Heres a continuation of my last post. Camo also has a stand up collated feeder called the edge pro for edge screwing deck boards. Its Super simple to use. Just straddle the edge of the board, press down to engage the head of the screw, and depress to drive. It disengages automatically.
New screw guide from camo tools allows you to press pressure treated boards together. Uses existing screws. It will retail for around $20 #deck #deckbuilder #camoscrews #hiddenfastener #screws #kreg #camodeck #trex #kleer #timberline #
Inline blower from @gripritebuildingproducts These go on the end of your hose in place of a coupler. No searching for a blower!
New @grextools 23g cordless gas powered pinner coming soon. A few critical changes over the 18g. A power slide lever over a rotary knob and a rear load gas cartridge for simplicity. 2” pins in oak, no problem.
Yeah!!! I managed to find the man himself @risingerbuild This guy is a building science legend. Please please check out his Youtube account. His videos are extremely detailed and he’s always posting awesome educational content. Ill be watching his #IBS2018 content for sure. Thanks for the hat brother. Until next time. #risinger #buildingscience #youtube #mattrisinger #construction #contractor
Custom go-pro pouch designed to withstand any trade show conditions😏😎 Oh yeah baby. This is wicked @diamondback.toolbelts
I come here for the peeps. Wit “my man” @ck_construction, @verduraconstruction @macawatamus
One of the biggest crowd pleasers, the @trimaco_llc ez floor guards. This device will wrap your shoe in an adhesive film as you enter a jobsite, to eliminate dirty floors from mud, dust, and moisture. There is the equivalent of 250 pairs of booties worth of wrap per roll, and each roll is worth around $20. For tougher jobsite conditions, there is a thicker roll available at approximately $35.
Huge day at IBS2018 with @delgrandehomes and @paynecontracting The amount of awesome products here is unreal. Dont forget to come by the #keepcraftalive @finehomebuilding event tonight at 7pm! Everyone keeps asking me about the @vismorevolution 🔥🔥.
Epic new rolling shop stools from @dewalttough So new they were flown in just for IBS. No word on pricing as of yet!
Last night we went to @andrettikarting with @drywallnation @dettmore101 @delgrandehomes @limebackmedia @cnc_electric @builtby_n8 @toolpig @whattoolsinside @archking57 and many more We had a freaking blast! This indoor gokart track is all electric! The track itself is smooth and has some slippery spots. Unfortunately I didnt get to check out what batteries or motors they were running, but they r
If you’ve ever wondered how we film our videos, its all live and direct, right in each booth! If you are a serious metal fabricator or mechanical contractor that needs to thread thousands of holes in less than ideal alignment conditions, check out the XLT tapper from @championcuttingtool This dedicated drill has an automatic reversing action that removes the tap as you pull back on the drill bod
Tomorrow is the start of IBS2018! Ill be at the @trimaco_llc booth on Wednesday. Come check out some wicked surface protection options! Ill be running a few demos and discussing surface protection among other cool things. Im all about working CLEAN!!! #surfaceprotection #carpet #carpetrunner #waterproof #dropsheet #painter #paint #remodel #carpetguard #plasticwrap #carpetwrap #carpetprotector #w
One of the MOST anticipated releases of the year has just been dropped at my doorstep. This is the new GEN 2 @milwaukeetool m12 kit, and Im extremely excited to get this to work. We were introduced to the latest drill/driver and impact driver at NPS17 and were blown away by its performance, and those werent even final issues. Stay tuned to my stories.