Products of Interest
Things we have our eye (and hands) on.
Last month, Festool rolled out a new work light that improves their existing line of work lighting. A short list of media outlets received the Syslite Duo for an early look before its release, and TCR was fortunate to spend several weeks with the tool. Our full review will appear in an upcoming issue of American […]
Festool plunged into the oscillating multi-tool market in December 2014 with the launch of the Vecturo OS400. In the weeks prior to the release of the tool, Topcoat test drove a manufacturer supplied unit through a series of interior and exterior material removal tasks. This is by no means a comprehensive review of the tool, […]
How refreshing in this day and age of wonder products to find a drywall primer that is totally VOC compliant, but without all the marketing hype or pomp and circumstance of “gonna change the way you paint”. I think we all, including the manufacturers themselves, can see that there have been too many backfires and […]
We have been reviewing air assisted pumps and guns pretty extensively in 2011 and look forward to integrating this rig into the test fleet for shop as well as field tasks
The fun (literally) never ends. Big thanks to Dan Frost of Frost Painting in Concord MA for hand delivering this to our shop last week. We are always interested in good primers. We’ll take it for a spin. Thanks Dan.
[Update Jan ’13: Click here to read our comprehensive review of this light] Syslite: Illumination Solution Now comes the Festool Syslite…18 watts of portable 180* of portable LED light on battery or plugged in power. Lighting falls among those systems that often frustrates us in the field. Over the years, painters have used them all…halogen […]
Earlex SprayStation 5500 HVLP System Well, if there is one thing we love, it is the connectedness of things. We have been testing the Benjamin Moore Arborcoat stain system on a recent exterior project. Arborcoat is a two step finish – stain and clear coats. This is a two step application, so we decided to do […]
Rotex Comfort Zones In working with different types of tools, I have a constant interest in exploring comfort zones. Mine, and the tool’s. A 6″ RO150 Rotex sander with a 5mm (3/16″) stroke is a bit of a step up in size and potential aggressive tendencies compared to the standard 5″ orbitals that we have […]