Brian Way

Brian Way is a frequent contributor to Tools of the Trade. He’s a cabinet-maker, furniture builder and millwork installer and runs BPWay in Northford, CT. Brian is also an inventor of the TailLock and owns Kaizen Foam Inserts – customized foam for tool boxes.

Brian Way's Posts

Ridgid Mobile Miter Saw Stand Ridgid Mobile Miter Saw Stand

Carpenter Brian Way gave the gravity-rise miter-saw stand from Ridgid a hard look. Here's what he found after five months of daily use. Read more

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Self-Sealing Nails?! Self-Sealing Nails?!

SENCO taps an expired patent on nailers that shoot composite staples and nails that can be cut, sanded, and shaped without wear to bits, blades, or belts. Read more

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An Uber-Portable Air Compressor An Uber-Portable Air Compressor

Hold on to your air hoses; the Cadex SYS/3-COMP compressor delivers more air than you'd expect—especially for its size. Read more

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A Trip to the Hole Saw Factory A Trip to the Hole Saw Factory

During their recent 100th anniversary event Lenox held an “open house” its factory in Western Massachusetts. Here’s your chance to see how hole saws are made. Read more

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DeWalt Wall Scanner Teardown DeWalt Wall Scanner Teardown

A geek’s eye view of the interior of DeWalt’s DCT419 wall scanner. Read more

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