Episode 44 — Tools, Kitchen Cabinets, and Shingles Under Solar Panels
Time for tech talk with FHB's resident tool nerd, Patrick McCombe. And a water heater in the attic?!
In this podcast episode, host and FHB editor Justin Fink talks with design editor Brian Pontolilo and associate editor Patrick McCombe about cordless miter saws, routers, drivers, drills, and more. That includes some pretty honest evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses of tool makers including Milwaukee, Rigid, DeWalt, Bosch, Festool, and Makita. Plus Brian’s kitchen cabinets, jigs for drawer slides, roof durability under solar panels, and a water heater in the attic?!
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Resources mentioned in (or related to) this podcast episode:
- Tool Test: Cordless Sliders
- How to Install Inset Cabinet Doors
- An Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems
- Will Your Next Asphalt Roof Last a Lifetime?
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And here are the photos of Brian’s cabinets that were discussed in this podcast:
After hearing this podcast, a listener named Kurtis sent us this photo and link regarding cool vanity toe kicks. His brother made a sliding step stool for kids and a laundry chute (see photo below). Here’s a link to his brother’s blog.