When you picture a chainsaw, the typical uses that come to mind usually have to do with wood (and, you know, chopping it). But why were chainsaws invented, really? It might surprise you that the device’s origin lands about as far away from a lumber yard as you can get:Continue Reading

Craftsman makes tools and equipment for everyone from DIYers to farmers and industrial manufacturers. They were the tool brand for Sears since the 1920’s before getting bought by Stanley Black & Decker at the beginning of 2017. Along with a wide variety of hand and power tools, Craftsman also producesContinue Reading

Many of us at Kreg are woodworkers ourselves – from newbies to seasoned professionals. That’s why we believe in the idea of connecting head, heart, and hands through building projects. From envisioning a project in your head and desiring it in your heart, your hands will do the work andContinue Reading

When STIHL was founded in the 1920’s, their main goal was to find a way to make the lives of people who work in outdoor environments much easier. By 1926 they had designed and built the first two-person electric chain saw which revolutionized the forestry industry. Since then, they haveContinue Reading

Ryobi tools are everywhere. You can find this brand of tools in virtually all Home Depot stores. And you can also find these tools well-stocked on Amazon. We’ve been wanting to dig into this brand a little more for a while, so we decided it’s time for an in-depth RyobiContinue Reading

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool and power tool accessory divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineeringContinue Reading

Ridgid is one of the most famous American power tool manufacturers. The company has been around since the 1930s, and it’s responsible for many innovations that completely changed the way we look at power tools. That means that they take a lot of care when designing a tool, which bringsContinue Reading

Makita, on the other hand, is a Japanese company founded in 1915 as an electric repair company. Makita got their start by repairing old generators and other electric equipment. It wasn’t until 1958 when they manufactured their first power tool, the electric planer. Over the years they continued to grow,Continue Reading

Husqvarna​ is the world’s largest producer of power tools with products available in over 100 countries. For more than 325 years, they have been creating and perfecting small machines of all kind. From rifles in the 1680s to bicycles in the 1890s and power tools in the 20th century, HusqvarnaContinue Reading

The name DeWalt screams years of American excellence. They are one of the leaders in the market for construction and woodwork with their hand and power tools. Their industry-leading drills are the choice of tools for millions of workers for their durability and affordability. After countless years of research, DeWaltContinue Reading