From The Editor

Massage Sore Muscles With Tools

A sports trainer at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., found a non-traditional...

TTS Tooltechnic Systems Acquires SawStop

The parent company of Festool buys SawStop.

Two Jobsite Stories You'll Never Forget

You'll find some humor in at least of these two stories. The other - well, you'll...

Survey: Tool Safety

Please take a minute to fill out our survey on real-world safety practices. Your...

The Ultimate Straddle Square

Transferring marks from one side of a board to the other is quick and easy if you...

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Site Updates: A Mini-Redesign

We’ve enhanced the Tools of the Trade website to provide more features, better access to content that you want, and a directory to tool manufacturers. More

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Tool Tests

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Two Wedge-Style Work Boots

Golden Fox and Thorogood are affordable, lesser-known boot brands. Do they stand... More

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Occidental Leather Framer Set Toolbelt

Carpenter and former editor Mark Clement takes a look at Occidental’s... More

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Makita Rear-Handle Cordless Circular Saw

On the West Coast, rear-handle worm drives rule. Does this cordless version with a... More

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Tool Test: Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Driver

Did adding a third anvil increase driving speed, beats per minute, and torque, all... More

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Tips And Techniques

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A Framer's Favorite Marking Tools

What's a framer use to mark layout and cut lines? Here are three favorites. More

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The $110 Workbench

Jay Bates builds a solid and dead-flat workbench out of 2x10s. More

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How to Cut a Japanese Scarf Joint

Here’s one amazing feat of craftsmanship you that requires you actually beat it... More

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Use a Chain Saw, Keep Your Limbs

Want to know how to use a chainsaw? This video is a good place to start. Operating... More

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Raised Panels With a Table Saw

Izzy Swan uses the table saw to build raised-paneled doors on the table saw—from... More

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Cutting Glass Tile

Master tile setter Tom Meehan shows what tools to use, when to use them, and how to get the best cut. More

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