Fall is my favorite time of year. Crisp clean air, apple cider, hockey, hibernating groundhogs, the beautiful foliage here in the Northeast…what’s not to like?! I don’t even mind doing a bit of foliage cleanup, once it comes tumbling to the ground. After the first few hours of that cleanup, though, the glamour wears off, and I just want it over with. In my quest to tame that fallen foliage, I’ll take all the help I can get, especially now that our kids have all moved out, and refuse to answer their phones until the leaf cleanup is complete. A grey battery-powered helper – with a turbo, no less! – just blew into the enchanted HomeFixated forest from EGO. Join us as we see how the EGO LB5800 Blower fares as an ally in our leafy battle. Read More
2018 was the year, Phoenix was the town, and the annual STAFDA show was the gig for this roving reporter. What’s STAFDA you ask? Why it’s the Specialty Tools And Fasteners Distributors Association, the host of the most powertool-filled event in the country. In fact, it seems that some of the tool manufacturers decided to forego a media event this year in favor of showing off their latest to journalists and influencers at this very trade show.
Well, mission accomplished. Here’s a good sampling of some of the most notable brands and products I saw at the STAFDA show. Read More