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...

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Editors’ Choice Awards 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards 2016

The most interesting and innovative tools of the year. Read more

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Tool Tests

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... Read 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... Read more

Three Work Gloves Reviewed
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Three Work Gloves Reviewed

A framing carpenter takes a look at HexArmor warm and cold-weather work gloves and... Read more

Tool Review: Festool HKC 55 EB Circular Saw Set
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Tool Review: Festool HKC 55 EB Circular Saw Set

A rough framer, concrete former, and sider by trade, our contributing editor Tim... Read more

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Tips And Techniques

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... Read 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... Read 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... 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

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