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David Frane

David Frane

David Frane is a former Editor of Tools of the Trade.

David Frane's Posts

Plugfones: Wireless Earplugs With Audio Plugfones: Wireless Earplugs With Audio

This NRR 25 hearing protection lets you listen to music or podcasts while you work. Read more

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7 Cool and Unusual Tools From the 2016 STAFDA Show 7 Cool and Unusual Tools From the 2016 STAFDA Show

Darth Vader’s face shield, strange hammers, and an $11,000 tool support. Read more

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Hitachi 18-Volt Cordless Nailers Hitachi 18-Volt Cordless Nailers

A new cordless brad gun, two finish nailers, and a higher capacity compact battery. Read more

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SB&D Acquires Lenox, Irwin, and Hilmor SB&D Acquires Lenox, Irwin, and Hilmor

The world’s largest tool company is about to get bigger—and probably better. Read more

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A Trip to the Toolbelt Factory A Trip to the Toolbelt Factory

At a small plant in Sonoma County, Calif., Occidental Leather produces the best tool bags money can buy. Read more

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Tool Tests

Milwaukee Cordless Sawzall With OneKey

A group of framers put Milwaukee's latest Sawzall to the test, exploring its power...

Festool 36-Volt Track Saw

Contributing editor Bruce Greenlaw gauges the power, battery runtime, dust...

Metabo ASR35ACP (HEPA)

This vac from Metabo has some nice features that put it in close second with other...

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