Other stories by Rick%20Schwolsky

  • Pure Tools

    We've learned a lot over the past 12 years of publishing Tools of the Trade, but the three most important lessons our editorial team acts on every day are...

  • Lithium-Ion Hands On

    It would be hard to find any tool category in the history of this industry since the advent of the electric motor that has grown as fast as cordless lithium-ion (LI) tools. Since Milwaukee's official launch of the category two years ago, we've seen every major brand quickly enter the market with...

  • Fire And Rescue Crew, Cherryvale Fire Station 1, Boulder, Colo.

    When I was a teenager, tools were the compass leading me toward manhood, and since then I have done no less than carve my path through life with tools in my hands. I've written over the years about how tools bring truth to your work and put bread on your table. But I've never written about how...

  • Wynn Win Situation

    Portable workstation perfect for trim carpenter.

  • The Envelope, Please

    It's time for our annual Editors' Choice Awards.

  • The World's Best Tool Store

    You know the place; you walk through the door and feel like you've entered The Promised Land.

  • Beg, Borrow, but Don't Steal

    It's hard for me to understand why people steal our tools, but every day I hear another story about somebody who was ripped off.

  • Born to Build

    As a kid I knew every construction site within reach of my beat-up bike.

  • Hall of Fame 2001

    I'll bet you've never heard of Jerome Schnettler or Edward Ristow before. I'll bet just as much that you'd be a little lost without their best-known invention on your jobsite.

  • Cutting Concrete: How a Pro Breaks Through

    While some people might have you believe that diamond blades will make short work of concrete and rebar, nobody can debate that the best way to make a jog or opening in a concrete wall is to form it in the first place. But even veterans make mistakes.