More stories about Testing

  • How Switching Tires and Rims Can Mess Up Your Ride

    The Ride Guide shows exactly how this happens with an F-150; similar data is being compiled for other vehicles. 

  • Next Generation Demo Demon Recip Blades

    Are carbide-tipped recip saw blades a thing? Oh yes.

  • Klein Expands Insulated Tool Line

    This new line of pliers, strippers, and cutters is slimmer and sleeker than the company's current line of insulated tools.

  • What Not to Wear to an Arc Flash Test

    Hint: that 1970s polyester jumpsuit has to go.

  • A Bizarre Cordless Tool Test

    I don't speak Swedish so I have no idea what the guy in this video is saying. It doesn't matter, though, because his actions speak louder than words.

  • 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.

  • The Most Interesting Tool You'll Never Own

    Last summer at Milwaukee headquarters I was shown a tool and told that if I talked about it before it was released, they would find me and kill me.

  • Torque & Horsepower

    It's been more than nine years since Tools of the Trade began pushing for industry-sponsored, standardized test procedures so tool buyers could reliably compare performance specs across brands. So nobody could be happier than we are with the Power Tool Institute's release of new torque and...

  • Finally–Tool Test Standards!

    After years of repeated pleas by industry experts–including the editors of this magazine–major tool manufacturers have approved voluntary test standards for measuring torque and horsepower.

  • Compressors

    For large jobs, I run from four to six framing nailers per crew, and I need a compressor that keeps up as those carpenters are nailing like crazy. Whether we're gang?nailing sheathing or sinking nails into LVL, when the compressor tank is drawn down, waiting for a weak compressor to cycle on or...