The CAT RP3600 strikes a perfect balance of quality, power, features and reliability. CAT is a brand synonymous with work-grade equipment. If you want a cheaply made generator look elsewhere. If you value durability then you’ll be impressed by this gas-powered generator with 4500 starting watts and 3600 running watts; but there’s far more to it than meets the eye, such as an LED lit panel, tight-fitting outlet covers, full CARB compliance, and much more, which we’ll discuss. [Read more…]
With its combination of portability and gas-free power, the BLACK and DECKER 40V chainsaw (LCS1240) has consistently been one of the best selling light-duty cordless chainsaws in the past five years (and counting). It offers a combination of affordability, quality and ease-of-use — and for most homeowners it’s enough to handle all those cutting tasks around the yard. [Read more…]
Makita vs Milwaukee : How do these two power tool brands compare?
If you’re serious about your power tools, the question of Makita vs Milwaukee must have crossed your mind at some point. It’s possible that DeWalt could also feature in this debate. But, for now, let’s not over complicate things. Both Makita and Milwaukee are a formidable force in the power tool world. Everyone from DIY enthusiasts, to contractors and large scale manufacturers depend on these brands to deliver top performance and ultimate durability. [Read more…]
Who Makes Craftsman Chainsaws? Makita? Husqvarna? Black+Decker? Echo? Ryobi? Dewalt? The story behind the most popular chainsaw brands.
Craftsman is a power tool brand with a long and proud history. Though, over the years the brand has undergone changes of ownership and not everyone is sure who makes Craftsman chainsaws. Some say it’s Poulan, others reckon Sears. Neither of these answers are true or, perhaps, only partially true in the case of Poulan. This article is going uncover the history of the Craftsman brand, revealing who makes their chainsaws today. [Read more…]
Our Picks for the Top 4 Quiet Camping Generators in 2019.
For many of us, the attraction to camping has a lot to do with the peace and quiet of nature and the great outdoors. The whisper of the wind through the trees, melodic birdsong, or the chitter chatter of squirrels are all part of the experience. Yet camping need not be uncomfortable, a few creature comforts certainly won’t go amiss. With this in mind, we’re going to review some great quiet generators for camping.
Today we’re going to answer the question : How long do generators last?
I recently spent a lot of time doing research on how long portable generators last as this is something many of our readers would like to know. But the information isn’t easy to find. It was only when I started looking at standby generators that I found manufacturers, like Generac, expect their engines to last 3,000 hours. Generac even claim their engines last three times longer than the opposition.
Let’s dig a little deeper into generator longevity. I think you’ll be surprised at how long a well-maintained quality generator will actually last.
What is a good CFM for a leaf blower?
Awhile back I had a discussion with my neighbor about my leaf blower. He wanted to know how I decided whether my blower would be suitable for my garden. I explained that I wanted an electric leaf blower for its ease of use, maneuverability, and durability. The model I selected had the highest cfm rating I could afford, as this was important to me. Then the questions started rolling in: Why electric? What is cfm? What is a good cfm for a leaf blower? [Read more…]
Searching for a definition of Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) reveals some complex explanations, not easy for most of us to understand. Calculating Harmonic Distortion (HD) requires a good understanding of algebra and THD is even tougher to understand. Because this is more important than many people may realize, I’m going to try explaining Total Harmonic Distortion so that it can be understood by all.
In order to answer the question what is harmonic distortion, we first need to understand what a sine wave is and how it works. The effects of THD on a sine wave applies to most of the equipment we use in our everyday lives, from stereos and radios, to the electricity we use in our homes. [Read more…]
This article is going to try to answer a question that many of our readers have been asking — What’s the best power tool brand? A timeless question; often debated but rarely agreed upon. I’ll attempt to answer this complex question as best as I can. But let’s be honest, there can be no absolute answer. There are many ways to approach this topic, such as: What’s the best DIY power tool brand? Or, what’s the best power tool brand for contractors? Perhaps, more importantly these days could be what’s the best cordless tool brand? Choosing the best brand, when buying battery-powered tools can help a lot in the years to come. Using the same batteries and charger for all your cordless tools is ultimately the best way to go. Making the right decision from the outset can make all the difference in the long run. [Read more…]
Pressure washers are great for speeding up a lot of outdoor cleaning jobs. You can use them to clean your patio, driveway, gutters, pool, etc. Some people use pressure washers to clean their car, because it is much faster and easier than using a bucket and sponge. But which type of pressure washer is right for you? [Read more…]