From The Editor

Welcome to Tools of the Trade's New Website Welcome to Tools of the Trade's New Website

Better mobile functionality and other features will lead the way to TotT becoming...

Portable Power Station and Battery Charger Portable Power Station and Battery Charger

In this video we explore the DCB1800B Portable Power Station, which works as a...

Flaking the Cord Flaking the Cord

What does sailmaker know about best practices for coiling extension cords? A heck...

Saw-Blade-Inspired Bottle Opener Saw-Blade-Inspired Bottle Opener

It looks like a weapon, and it could probably be used as one, but it is much more...

A Toolbox Made for Tech Gear A Toolbox Made for Tech Gear

Keeping cords, batteries, and a laptop or tablet organized among all of the other...

Featured Article

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Gargoyles Safety Glasses Gargoyles Safety Glasses

After months of testing, a framer from the Northwest shares his views on the Shifter, Vortex, Shield, and Rampart safety glasses from Gargoyles. Are they worth the money? More

Tool Tests

Milwaukee Cordless Sawzall With OneKey
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Milwaukee Cordless Sawzall With OneKey

A group of framers put Milwaukee's latest Sawzall to the test, exploring its power... More

Festool 36-Volt Track Saw
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Festool 36-Volt Track Saw

Contributing editor Bruce Greenlaw gauges the power, battery runtime, dust... More

Metabo ASR35ACP (HEPA)
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Metabo ASR35ACP (HEPA)

This vac from Metabo has some nice features that put it in close second with other... More

Best Overall: Grex GC1850 Cordless Brad Nailer
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Best Overall: Grex GC1850 Cordless Brad Nailer

Here's a look at how the Grex gas / battery-powered brad nailer fared when... More

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Tips And Techniques

Three-Legged Sawhorse
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Three-Legged Sawhorse

When used in tandem, these sawhorses are plenty strong and have some benefits that... More

Preventing Router Blowout
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Preventing Router Blowout

In this video, you'll learn two quick and easy tips for preventing tear-outs when... More

Dents in Wood? Grab Your Clothes Iron
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Dents in Wood? Grab Your Clothes Iron

Check out this video to learn about one master carpenter’s approach to removing... More

An Ingenious Zero Clearance Insert
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An Ingenious Zero Clearance Insert

Canadian carpenter John Heisz demonstrates how to make zero-clearance inserts for... More

A Homemade 12-inch Jointer
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A Homemade 12-inch Jointer

Using a few parts from an old portable planer, woodworker/engineer Matthias Wandel... More

Kill the Wood for a Better Joint
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Kill the Wood for a Better Joint

In this video you’ll learn two quick and easy tips for better-fitting joints,... More

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