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.
These are just a portion of the hand tools, power tools, and accessories that will be released between now and the middle of 2015.
The model 2730 is the best performing 6 1/2-inch saw tested to date.
Cuts like corded—the fastest cutting cordless circ saw ever tested.
Makita’s HCU02ZX2 has a feature no other chainsaw has—the ability to be run from two 18-volt tool batteries.
This portable winch can pull or hoist up to 1,000 pounds.
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