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Contest Winner: Course Correction – Jax Bailey

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Contest Winner: Course Correction – Jax Bailey

Jax Bailey’s hard play almost jeopardized his hard work. A sports injury threatened to have him laid up for a year. Rather than moping about his misfortune, he decided to redirect himself.

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I work hard, I play harder. I am very physically active and enjoy hockey, roller hockey, football, basketball, running, swimming, and badminton. A hard hit and a body smash cracked my shoulder and caused right wrist damage that required surgery. I was on the surgical wait list for eight months before my surgery took place in May.

My wrist injury was a big wake-up call. I was unable to work as an apprentice, meaning I wasn’t able to earn any money.

I didn’t want to waste a year sitting idle so I talked to school counsellors and looked at what courses I should be taking to get a grasp of the business requirements. I signed up and worked on courses to become a more rounded and resourceful student who also understands the business end of the trade

The upside of my injury is because I needed to find other activities to fill the void. I was one of 150 youth across Canada invited to attend “Experience Canada 150 & Me” as a youth delegate in Montreal (April 9 -14th, 2017) focusing on discussions about Canada and its future. I was also selected as one of 50 youth across Canada as a delegate for the Rick Hansen Youth Summit in Ottawa (May 19–22, 2017, just three days after my surgery).

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I will be back to capacity over the next few months and even more motivated and ready to work hard and play harder.

Jax Bailey won a DeWalt 20V XR hammer drill and impact driver combo kit, courtesy of DeWalt.

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We’d like to make sharing our readers’ passions an ongoing part of the magazine. If you think you’ve got a better tale to tell, send it to Allan Britnell: allan@renocontractor.ca.

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Top tools: DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill Kit

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Top tools: DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill Kit

Drilling large-diameter holes in studs and joists takes power and control, and the FlexVolt 60V Max VSR cordless stud and joist drill from DeWalt is designed to deliver on both counts. The 60V brushless motor provides corded power in two variable speed ranges (0–300/0–1,250 rpm). The control is provided by an adjustable bail handle and two-position side handle, as well as the proprietary E-Clutch system, which kicks in to reduce speed in bind and stall situations. DeWalt.com

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This is an excerpt from “Power to the People,” our annual compilation of top new power tools for 2017 in the February/March issue.

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Field Tested: DeWalt’s Flexvolt 7¼” Part 1

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Field Tested: DeWalt’s Flexvolt 7¼” Part 1

Welcome to the first edition of our new feature, “Field Tested.” Going forward, for each issue of the magazine three readers will get to try out a new tool (or building material) and give us their honest feedback on how it stands up to jobsite conditions.

Each tester will share their first impressions upon opening the packaging, and then provide their feedback after using the tool on the job for a month or so. About a year from now, we’ll follow-up with each to see if the tool has become their new go-to item, or if it’s gathering dust back at the shop.

If you’d like to add your name to our list of potential tool testers, email managing editor Allan Britnell with some information about your company and your experience: allan@renocontractor.ca.

If you’re a tool or building material manufacturer and would be interested in having your product considered for an upcoming test, please contact Allan as well.

First up, DeWalt’s new Flexvolt 7¼” cordless circular saw (DCS575T1). The manufacturer claims that the 60-volt, brushless tool can make 339 cuts in 2×4 SPF lumber on a single charge.

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The testers

Bryan Klomp, Klompco Carpentry, Elmira, Ont.

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Bryan Klomp is a long-time reader of Renovation Contractor and regular attendee of our annual Renovators’ Roundtable. We profiled Klomp in the Jan./Feb. 2013 issue of the magazine.

Dan MacKay, Dan MacKay Construction, Debert, N.S.

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Dan MacKay appeared on the cover of the second issue of Renovation Contractor back in 2011 when we profiled east coast builders and renovators.

Don Vloet, Dun For You Home Renovations, Welland, Ont.

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Don Vloet is another long-time reader and frequent contributor to Renovation Contractor magazine. We profiled him in the Jan./Feb. 2014 issue.

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Top tools: DeWalt Cordless/Corded Large Area Light

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Top tools: DeWalt Cordless/Corded Large Area Light

DeWalt newest jobsite light operates on its new FlexVolt platform, which provides up to 7,000 lumens of light output. The unit also comes with an A/C adapter for situations where a power supply is readily available, and it doubles as a battery charger. The light can be controlled via DeWalt’s Tool Connect app, including programmable settings to automatically turn on or off.
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This is an excerpt from “Power to the People,” our annual compilation of top new power tools for 2017 in the February/March issue.

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Working Too Hard?!?

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Working Too Hard?!?

You must be. With fewer than anticipated entries for our Work Hard, Play Hard contest, we’ve decided to extend the deadline to July 3, 2017.
So tell us what you like to do with your downtime and you could win some great prizes from DeWalt, Milwaukee, Dricore, and more.
Send your stories to Managing Editor Allan Britnell: allan@renocontractor.ca

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Stanley, Black & Decker, & More

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Stanley, Black & Decker, & More

Stanley Black & Decker, the parent company that owns DeWalt, Bostitch, and various other well-known tool brands has recently added some more marquee names to their line-up: Irwin, Lennox and, perhaps most-significantly of all, Craftsman. In a likely sign that the once great retail empire’s days are numbered, Sears has sold off the rights to its iconic tool line in order to stay afloat a while longer.

 

 

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How DEWALT FLEXVOLT® 20V/60V* MAX Batteries Work

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How DEWALT FLEXVOLT® 20V/60V* MAX Batteries Work

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