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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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Mandatory Injury Mitigation Technology on Table Saws?
Mandatory Injury Mitigation Technology on Table Saws?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) gears up to impose a rule that will affect all table saws (and probably your wallet, too). Read more

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Graco Ultra Paints Small Jobs Quick Graco Ultra Paints Small Jobs Quick

Prep-to-Finish professional painter Scott Burt weighs in on the benefits of the Graco Ultra sprayers. Read more

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Why Use 2P-10 Adhesive? Why Use 2P-10 Adhesive?

Some carpenters love it – particularly for mitered returns. Read more

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Table Saw Safety Practices Table Saw Safety Practices

Curious how your work habits compare to those of your peers? Here are the results from a recent survey. Read more

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Klein Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper Klein Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper

The K12055 is lineman's pliers, stripper, cutter, and screw shearer, all in one. Read more

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Tool Tests

Graco Ultra Paints Small Jobs Quick

Prep-to-Finish professional painter Scott Burt weighs in on the benefits of the...

DeWalt DW079LG 20V Green Rotary Tough Laser

Tested in the snow and rain, this IP67-rated laser unit wears the “tough” name well.

Two Wedge-Style Work Boots

Golden Fox and Thorogood are affordable, lesser-known boot brands. Do they stand...

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