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...

If Arm Wrestling Becomes an Olympic Sport If Arm Wrestling Becomes an Olympic Sport

The manual rock drill might be a thing of the past, but the connection between...

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...

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Editors’ Choice Awards 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards 2016

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Tool Tests

Tested: Cordless 18-Gauge Brad Nailers
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Tested: Cordless 18-Gauge Brad Nailers

Do gas-powered cordless nailers have some serious competition from their... Read more

Porter-Cable PCC790LA Cordless Brad Nailer
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Porter-Cable PCC790LA Cordless Brad Nailer

Here's a look at how the Porter-Cable battery-powered brad nailer fared when... Read more

Hitachi NT50GSP9 Cordless Brad Nailer
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Hitachi NT50GSP9 Cordless Brad Nailer

Here's a look at how the Hitachi gas-powered cordless brad nailer fared when... Read more

DeWalt Cordless Positive Placement Nailer
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DeWalt Cordless Positive Placement Nailer

Framing contractor Tim Uhler put the Cordless DeWalt DCN693M1 to the test. Here's... Read more

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Tips And Techniques

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... Read 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... Read 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,... Read more

A Stupid-Simple Way to Organize Sanding Discs
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A Stupid-Simple Way to Organize Sanding Discs

How do you keep track of a bunch of sandpaper that’s the same size and shape, and... Read more

How to Avoid Nailgun Blowouts
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How to Avoid Nailgun Blowouts

[VIDEO] Jesse De Geest explains how and why blowouts happen, how to avoid them,... Read more

When to Reach for the Blow Torch
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When to Reach for the Blow Torch

Antiqued, weathered wood is a hot commodity these days. If you have a torch, water... Read more

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