By Matt Weber A cutting tool is only as good as its blade, which is why professionals and savvy DIY’ers recognize the importance of regular sharpening. The act of shaping wood or stone into a cutting tool is as old as mankind, but today’s sharpening systems make the job easier and more efficient than ever […]
Ridgid R4090 Tile Saw, “The Beast” The EHT staff has relied on Ridgid wet saws for years, and we recently had the opportunity to test “The Beast”—Ridgid’s new “best-in-class” 10-in. tile saw (Model R4090). We decided that “The Beast” is an appropriate nickname for this monster saw that should offer tile professionals everything they could want in a high-capacity […]
By Matt Weber What can be said about the importance of accurate measuring? Without it, our buildings sure would look funny. Here’s a handful of some of the latest measuring devices to help keep your projects plumb, level, square and true. Fluke 419D Laser Distance Meter Fluke offers three professional-grade laser distance meters: models, […]
Veto Pro Pac Model XL The Veto Pro Pac Model XL is a rugged tool bag designed to address the many problems associated with traditional tool bags. Its design makes for superior tool organization and access. The vertically tiered pockets, attached to the patented center panel design, allow for immediate visual inventory and access to all your hand […]
ShopBot Desktop CNC Tool The ShopBot Desktop is a small-footprint CNC machine for hobbyists, educators, and small and mid-size business owners. It serves as a platform for all kinds of digital fabrication capabilities. Measuring just 3-by-3 ft., the affordable, home-sized ShopBot Desktop delivers power, precision and reliability on the order of ShopBot’s full-size digital fabrication tools. Perform a wide […]
It’s that time again—the holidays. As matter of fact, “that time” seems to arrive earlier every year and if retail stores were to have their way we would all be Christmas shopping in July. So it’s never too early to consider gift ideas for your favorite home-improvement enthusiast. The EHT staff has compiled some […]
Matt Weber Modern technology is a mixed bag. Although I’m generally disappointed in the glaring absence of flying cars and hover-boards that I envision-ed as a kid, the U.S. did recently invade Mars, and our generation has lots of awesome laser gadgets at our disposal. Here’s a look at today’s laser tools for home improvement. Laser Line […]
The Energy Detective 5000-C The Model TED 5000-C home energy monitor comes with all the components necessary to keep track your home’s energy usage, plus a sleek, wireless display to provide a digital display of its performance. By connecting two sensor clamps around the incoming power conductors that feed your breaker panel, TED measures the flow of electricity within […]
By Matt Weber A Look at New Innovations in those Toolbox Staples.
By Matt Weber Gear up for summer with new equipment for your outdoor improvements.