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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...

Featured Article

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The World’s First Cordless 10-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw The World’s First Cordless 10-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw

We got an in-depth first look at Milwaukee’s biggest announcement, a 10-inch cordless dual bevel sliding compound miter saw; you’ll be surprised by the voltage, and some features that rival corded models. Read more

Tool Tests

Review: A Soft-Toe Wedge Boot From Keen Utility
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Review: A Soft-Toe Wedge Boot From Keen Utility

Wedge boots might be most popular with ironworkers, but they are a good fit for... Read more

Field Tested: Festool CT SYS HEPA Vac
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Field Tested: Festool CT SYS HEPA Vac

Unlike your typical R2D2- or BB-8-like roll-around dust extractor, the CT SYS is... Read more

The Makita Cordless Impact Wrench
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The Makita Cordless Impact Wrench

Custom homebuilder and mechanic Robert Courtney calls the Makita XWTO8Z a "beast"... Read more

A Close Look at Two Chalk Lines
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A Close Look at Two Chalk Lines

Framer and JLC contributing editor Tim Uhler put two Milwaukee chalk lines through... Read more

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Oscillating Multi-Tools

Fein FMM 350Q MultiMaster

This updated version of the MultiMaster costs the same as the previous model but...

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Tips And Techniques

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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