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

Blaklader 4939 Shell Jacket Blaklader 4939 Shell Jacket

Blaklader has a new rain coat available designed specifically for tradesmen. Read more

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Bosch Cordless Bulldog Rotary Hammer
Bosch Cordless Bulldog Rotary Hammer

Bosch recently released a new 18V 1” rotary hammer model GBH18V-26K that drills faster than its corded predecessor. Read more

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How to Cut and Bend Flashing How to Cut and Bend Flashing

Here's the best method for getting a factory-quality cut on even the widest coil stock, along with some bending techniques for making quality trim flashing. Read more

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Dumb Ladder Tricks Dumb Ladder Tricks

Bet you've never seen some of these stupid moves. Who better to get ladder advice from than a firefighter. Read more

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Scribing Wood to Stone Scribing Wood to Stone

An angle grinder does the easy work of hogging out material; your scribing skills and how well you yield it are the hard parts. Read more

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Tool Tests

Three European-Style Work Pants Reviewed

If you haven't considered wearing European-style construction pants before, Tim...

Festool ETS EC 125/3EQ

After months of testing Festool's new ETS EC 125 sander, finish foreman and...

DeWalt 12” Cordless Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Contributing editor and custom home builder Robert Courtney tested the DHS79 over...

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