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  • A Guide for Tool Inventors

    If you have an idea for a tool and want to profit from it then you need to protect your IP.

  • Hurricane Force Wind + Standard Construction = Disaster

    In this full scale test by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), two two-story homes were subjected to hurricane force winds in a test chamber.

  • Cutting Edge: New DOT Rule May Boost Prices

    New regulations now being proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation would severely restrict the way lithium-ion batteries and equipment containing them are transported, packaged, and labeled – a move that could cost power-tool-users and manufacturers millions of dollars in add-on fees...

  • Torque Standards Stall

    Editor's note: On three separate occasions since July 2006, Tools of the Trade reported on the progress of an industry effort to create new universal power-tool measurement procedures. In January 2008, the Power Tool Institute announced the development and adoption of new voluntary procedures by...

  • 2009 Editors' Choice Grand Award: The Power Tool Institute

    This is the first time we've given an Editors' Choice Award to an industry association.

  • The Long Haul

    Once again, everyone was glued to the television watching with horror something that always happens to other people, somewhere else in the world; everyone, of course, except those actually fleeing from our Gulf Coast states and what was left of their lives there. 'Somewhere else' feels a lot closer...