Chris Ermides

Chris Ermides

Before joining Tools of the Trade as an editor, Chris Ermides was a project manager for a custom home builder, a carpenter and remodeler. He has also worked as a freelance journalist and is a former associate editor at Fine Homebuilding magazine. These days when he’s not writing or editing, he’s testing tools as he renovates his 1850 farmhouse in upstate New York.

Chris Ermides's Posts

A Smoother Fishtape A Smoother Fishtape

Southwire Tools' SIMpul tapes are composed of a spiral extruded polymer, making them easier to be pushed or pulled through EMT and PVC conduit. Read more

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A Hydraulic Lift Table on Wheels A Hydraulic Lift Table on Wheels

Here's an ingenious use of a motorcycle lift table from Harbor Freight with tons of applications. Read more

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New Products From Stabila New Products From Stabila

Stabila is bringing some new products to the U.S. market this year, including a new laser measure and extendable spirit levels. Read more

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Last Minute Gift Ideas Last Minute Gift Ideas

Tools of the Trade and JLC contributor Matt Risinger puts out a holiday gift-buying guide every year. Here are some last-minute ideas in case you need them. Read more

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How Fast Can You Pound a Nail? How Fast Can You Pound a Nail?

You’d be surprised how stuffing your mouth full of nails can improve your efficiency. Read more

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Tool Tests

DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...

Review: M18 Rocket LED Tower Light and Charger

A new tower light from Milwaukee runs on battery, or AC power, and can charge a...

The New 10-1/4-Inch Big Foot Worm Drive Saw

A few small improvements yield a lighter, better-balanced saw than its predecessor.

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