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David Frane

David Frane

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

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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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Makita XDS01Z Cordless Cutout Saw Makita XDS01Z Cordless Cutout Saw

A clever new remodeling tool for dust-free cutting in drywall, wood, and other materials on walls and ceilings. Read more

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Tool Tests

Makita Rear-Handle Cordless Circular Saw

On the West Coast, rear-handle worm drives rule. Does this cordless version with a...

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...

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