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Chris Ermides

Chris Ermides

Before joining Tools of the Trade as an editor, Chris Ermides was a project manager for a custom home builder, a carpenter and remodeler. He has also worked as a freelance journalist and is a former associate editor at Fine Homebuilding magazine. These days when he’s not writing or editing, he’s testing tools as he renovates his 1850 farmhouse in upstate New York.

Chris Ermides's Posts

Tested: Festool TXS Compact Cordless Drill Tested: Festool TXS Compact Cordless Drill

As small and compact as it is, this drill means serious business. Read more

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Connect and Protect Cords Connect and Protect Cords

Some of the most practical tool inventions come straight from the jobsite by innovative contractors. Read more

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Modular and Customizable Tool-Pouch Rig Modular and Customizable Tool-Pouch Rig

Lead carpenter Ryan Labrenz explains the virtues of the Iron Dog tool pouch system. Read more

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A Case Study in Foundation Waterproofing Failure A Case Study in Foundation Waterproofing Failure

The house wasn't even done and already the basement had become a wet mess. Read more

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