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Review: New Festool ets ec 125 Sander

Review: New Festool ets ec 125 Sander

ETS EC 125 from Festool 5″ sanders are the most common size in the power sanding world. If you own one sander, it is likely a 5″ round orbital sander. Their popularity is based on practical size and range of task types they can complete. That said, not all 5″ sanders are the same. And […]

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Kovrd Bag Creates Efficient Transitions

Kovrd Bag Creates Efficient Transitions

Transitions Those in between times start with the initial load in of the job. The goal here, for us, is to pack everything in that we know will be needed for initial stages of the project. It is usually heavy with prep and prime gear. The Kovrd bag is usually on the scene from these […]

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Big and Fine: the Festool RS2 Sander

Written by on December 28, 2013 in Power Sanders, Product Reviews, Tools, Uncategorized with 1 Comment

A 4 1/2″x9″ Orbital Sander Ok, first things first, this is not an aggressive sander. Sometimes, when we see big tools, our minds quickly leap to “big and powerful”. This is more a case of big and fine. The Festool RS2 is a fine orbital sander for finish work. While it has more pad surface […]

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Cordless and Cool: A Simple History of Graco Cordless Handheld Sprayers

Cordless and Cool: A Simple History of Graco Cordless Handheld Sprayers

ProShot Cordless Family Tree Todd and Scott have been testing, reviewing and downright using/abusing Graco handheld sprayers since their inception in 2010, when the original, first generation ProShot came out. What has been interesting to us about this family of handheld sprayers is that they challenge the user to modify his or her spray technique, […]

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A Festool DTS400 Sander Reduces Labor in My Love of Painting

A Festool DTS400 Sander Reduces Labor in My Love of Painting

Reducing Labor with a Festool DTS400 Sander and Extraction System For much of my painting career I struggled with the antiquated mind set that performing a task in an environmentally friendly manner meant doing it by hand. Traditional painting tasks seemed to have always been done manually – on a planet historically flush with resources, […]

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Festool RO90 Rotex Sander: Triple Threat?

Written by on January 6, 2013 in Power Sanders, Product Reviews, Tools, Uncategorized with 16 Comments
Festool RO90 Rotex Sander: Triple Threat?

Festool RO90 Review The Festool RO90 DX Rotex sander is one of the most innovative paint prep tools released in the past couple of years. Aptly marketed as a “multi-mode” sander, the RO90 is capable of doing the jobs of more than one sander. In tools, we all want the Holiest Grail – “the one […]

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Festool Syslite Long Term Assessment

Written by on January 1, 2013 in Lighting, Product Reviews, Tools, Uncategorized with 9 Comments
Festool Syslite Long Term Assessment

 Jobsite Lighting on the Move… Jobsite lighting is an unfortunate necessity and a real pain in the neck for professionals in all trades, whether you work in residential, commercial, new construction or remodeling scenarios. Frequent power problems, general lack of outlets, and insufficient natural light leave us craving more light at work. Or, should we […]

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Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Stain Review

Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Stain Review Is finally out…our Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Stain Review – in the July 2012 issue of American Painting Contractor magazine. Please check it out. We put almost a year of observation into this product prior to submitting the review for publication, and since the review was published, we have continued to […]

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Sherwin Williams Wall and Wood Latex Primer

Sherwin Williams Wall and Wood Latex Primer

Sherwin Williams Wall and Wood Shows Why Primer Still Rules Many interior repaint jobs or do it yourself room makeovers can be done with no primer at all. Most pros would agree that paint manufacturers are putting out their top lines of paint with high enough quality ingredients these days to perform most functions required […]

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Surfix Review

  This write up is intended to allow readers to see the Festool Surfix oil kit through the eyes of professional finishers who have used it in some depth. The written aspect of this review serves as an overview of the Surfix system as a whole, while the two accompanying videos specifically feature the application […]

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