Björnkläder Work Pants

Greg DiBernardo is a contractor in Bergen County, NJ, and a contributing editor to Tools of the Trade. He owns and manages a pair of construction companies, Bergen Decks and Fine Home Improvements of Waldwick. In his spare time he's volunteer firefighter and tinkerer extraordinaire.

Several years back I was at the JLC LIVE trade show and an exhibitor was selling Scandinavian-designed work pants that had built-in sleeves for holding knee pads, waist-level pouches, and all kinds of specialized pockets.

Combination Jab Saw/Utility Knife

Michael Davis owns Framing Square Construction in Conifer, Colorado, and is a contributing editor to Tools of the Trade. He has been a framing contractor for more than 30 years and has worked on projects throughout the Western United States and Canada.

I've been testing tools for years and am on a lot of mailing lists, so new tools frequently arrive on my doorstep unannounced. Most of these tools end up gathering dust in my shop but a recent arrival from the Swanson Tool Company has earned a coveted spot in my tool belt...

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