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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.

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Site Updates: A Mini-Redesign Site Updates: A Mini-Redesign

We’ve enhanced the Tools of the Trade website to provide more features, better access to content that you want, and a directory to tool manufacturers. Read more

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14 New Tools From Makita 14 New Tools From Makita

Soft starts, crossing battery platforms, compact and lightweight were the most-often used phrases at this product launch. It was impressive, to say the least. Read more

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Milwaukee TICK Milwaukee TICK

Here's a Bluetooth-enabled tool tracker that you can mount to virtually any tool, toolbox, or jobsite equipment, regardless of manufacturer. Read more

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New Klein Work Lights New Klein Work Lightseaxyawrztaccvtaxfraexavutudzyvawd

Klein recently released two flashlight / work-light options with some cool features for remodeling contractors, electricians, inspectors, and several other trades. Read more

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Two Hitachi Cordless Finish Nailers
Two Hitachi Cordless Finish Nailers

Here's an in-depth review of Hitachi's 15-ga. and 18-ga. battery-powered finish nailers. Plus, how does the 18-ga. brad nailer compare to all the others on the market? Read more

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Tool Tests

Tool Test: Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Driver

Did adding a third anvil increase driving speed, beats per minute, and torque, all...

Field Tested: The Martinez M1 Titanium-Handled Hammers

Mark Martinez, the inventor of the Stiletto TiBone, has a new hammer out, and as...

Ryobi P305 18v Cordless Hot Glue Gun

Contributor Brian Way provides an unbiased review on a cordless glue gun from...

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