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Michael Springer

Michael Springer

Michael Springer became a tool user at an early age—rehabbing houses with his family in Milwaukee. He attended architecture school at the University of Colorado and then later operated a high-end remodeling company. Bit by the writing bug, he became a tool tester and technology writer, working as the Product Editor of JLC and Executive Editor of Tools of the Trade. Michael is currently self-employed, working from his office and shop in Boulder County, Colorado. He specializes in tool testing and industry coverage for professional construction, woodworking, and DIY publications. While not wielding a chain saw, axe, or drawknife for rustic woodworking projects, Michael seeks out and restores antique hand tools to add to his extensive “user tool” collection. Outside of the shop, Michael is a passionate rock drummer and pipe band drummer who enjoys both performing and teaching.

Michael Springer's Posts

Top-of-Class Cordless Hammer Drill Top-of-Class Cordless Hammer Drill

Makita's new XPH07T puts the pedal to the metal. Read more

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Milwaukee Pistol-Grip Impact Tools Milwaukee Pistol-Grip Impact Tools

A new impact driver and a new impact wrench are designed to reach fasteners in tight places. Read more

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18-Volt Cordless Recip Saws 18-Volt Cordless Recip Saws

Cordless is convenient, but not if it sacrifices power and runtime. This tool test puts 10 cordless recip saws through their paces. Read more

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After the Boulder Flood After the Boulder Flood

When the flooding stops, the cleanup begins. Read more

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The Boulder Flood - Online Resource Guide The Boulder Flood - Online Resource Guide

There are many detailed sources of information available online from government and non-profit agencies on how to survive and then deal with the aftermath of natural or manmade disasters. Read more

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