Modular organizers share the same footprint and can be stacked and latched together...
These sub 8-pound nail guns are comfortable to use and surprisingly powerful.
The Ti 15 brushless impact driver is also a drill/driver.
This self-cleaning HEPA vacuum is designed to collect the fine dust produced by...
These are not the only tools in my bag; they’re just the ones I like or use the most.
It’s not easy to earn a place in my tool bags. Here are 11 tools that make the cut.
High-efficiency brushless motors and increased energy-density batteries push the...
How brushless motors work and what they can add to your favorite cordless tools
This tool is faster and more comfortable to use than the Xtreme
Though expensive, this tool offers some real advantages over comparable pneumatics
The 18-volt LXRH011 drills holes while cleaning up the mess with an attached vacuum
Miter saws have come a long way from their humble beginnings. I remember the heyday of the 9-inch blade, direct-drive Rockwell 'Motorized...
Mafell is best known for its timber-framing tools but the company also makes circular saws: standard models, plunge-cutting track saws, and...
Today's cordless drills are significantly better than the ones I used four or five years ago — they have more power and greater runtime...
Tim Uhler is a lead framer for Pioneer Builders in Port Orchard, Washington, and a Tools of the Trade contributing editor. He has been framing since his teens and has authored numerous technical articles and tool reviews for JLC and Tools of the Trade.
It’s not easy to earn a place in my tool bags. Here are 11 tools that make the cut. There’s nothing exotic about them; they’re the kind of tools most framers own. But all of them are special because they help me earn a living at a trade I love.
David Frane is the Editor of Tools of the Trade. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal Bahrman built his own storage drawers and topped them with a diamond plate aluminum platform. Be sure to view the photos, which include shots that were not included in the original article and cannot be seen in the video.
Michael Springer has worked as a high-end remodeling contractor and is the former Executive Editor of Tools of the Trade.
This summer I visited the Channellock factory in Meadville, Pennsylvania and got a close up look at good old fashioned American tool manufacturing. They allowed me take photos so I'm sharing them here ...
Jesse Wright is a finish carpenter and architectural woodworker for Architectural Molding in Concord, Calif. He learned the trade from his father and has spent the last few years studying historical architectural details and design.
A few weeks back I saw an interesting blog post by Tim Uhler (Framer's Daily Carry) and it got me to thinking about the tools that come with me to every job – not the big ones, but the smaller items that live in my tool carrier.
Michael Davis owns Framing Square Construction in Conifer, Colorado, and is a contributing editor to Tools of the Trade. He has been a framing contractor for more than 30 years and has worked on projects throughout the Western United States and Canada.
I've been testing tools for years and am on a lot of mailing lists, so new tools frequently arrive on my doorstep unannounced. Most of these tools end up gathering dust in my shop but a recent arrival from the Swanson Tool Company has earned a coveted spot in my tool belt...
Greg DiBernardo is a contractor in Bergen County, NJ, and a contributing editor to Tools of the Trade. He owns and manages a pair of construction companies, Bergen Decks and Fine Home Improvements of Waldwick. In his spare time he's volunteer firefighter and tinkerer extraordinaire.
Several years back I was at the JLC LIVE trade show and an exhibitor was selling Scandinavian-designed work pants that had built-in sleeves for holding knee pads, waist-level pouches, and all kinds of specialized pockets.
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