Tim Uhler is a lead carpenter for Pioneer Builders in Port Orchard, Washington. His father started building in the late 70's so Tim grew up pounding nails. "I would ride around to different jobs with my dad and nail together any two blocks of wood I could find". He spent summer breaks on the jobsite. After high school Tim studied accounting at the local community college and received an Associate's degree, but decided to leave the office work to his dad and brother and focus on construction. While trying to learn more about building he stumbled across the JLC forum – where he met and learned from some of the most experienced framers in the country. He eventually began to write for JLC and Tools of the Trade. At last count he had written more than 40 articles and tool reviews. Tim regularly contributes to the forums at JLC and Contractor talk, and posts video on his YouTube channel – Raftercutter. An avid photographer, he spends his spare photographing the Pacific Northwest.
The Max X-Line eliminates a tripping hazard by functioning as both an air hose and a safety line.
This spring Skil released an upgraded wormdrive saw that the company says is 4 pounds lighter than the very popular SHD77.
The grapple-like jaws of this cordless tool tie rebar so fast you can barely see it happen.
Tools of the Trade called and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing some work boots from Keen. I was sent a list of boots from their Industrial Line, and I ordered a couple of pairs each.
My crew recently switched from a pneumatic caulking gun to an M12 battery-powered model from Milwaukee.
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