Michael Springer became a tool user at an early age—rehabbing houses with his family in Milwaukee. He attended architecture school at the University of Colorado and then later operated a high-end remodeling company. Bit by the writing bug, he became a tool tester and technology writer, working as the Product Editor of JLC and Executive Editor of Tools of the Trade. Michael is currently self-employed, working from his office and shop in Boulder County, Colorado. He specializes in tool testing and industry coverage for professional construction, woodworking, and DIY publications. While not wielding a chain saw, axe, or drawknife for rustic woodworking projects, Michael seeks out and restores antique hand tools to add to his extensive “user tool” collection. Outside of the shop, Michael is a passionate rock drummer and pipe band drummer who enjoys both performing and teaching.
If you have to work under the EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, and use a vac for clean-up, it has to be a HEPA vac. Michael Springer gives us the details.
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