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Wikipedia: Basic Descriptions Of Mechanical Hand Tools
Wikipedia supplies a section on hand tools that provides basic tool descriptions, and some history. For more, enter tools and power tools into search box (on left).
Information Sources

Fine Homebuilding: Free & Purchasable Articles & Videos On Tools
Fine Homebuilding magazine offers past feature articles and video tips on many different tool products, procedures and projects. Paid Subscription required for some.

Fine Homebuilding: Tool & Materials Resource Site On Tools For Building
Fine Homebuilding online Tools & Materials site has tool reviews, photos, specs, videos, books, and comments on a wide range of tools and materials used in home building and renovation.

Fine Woodworking: Free & Purchasable Articles & Videos On Tools, Jigs & More
Fine Woodworking library of articles and videos covering tools, jigs, and more. Paid Subscription required for some.

Home Builder Magazine: Jon Eakes Answers Your Questions On Tools
Canadian Home Builder magazine online Tool Talk feature welcomes homebuilders, contractors and renovators to air beefs, test tools, share praise, win prizes and talk tools with TV home improvement expert Jon Eakes.

Lee Valley Tools: Articles On Tools & Specialty Woodworking
Lee Valley Tools offers articles for you serious woodworkers out there, covering a wide range of specialty topics, new products, tips, and techniques.

Popular Woodworking: Tool Reviews & Woodworking Tips
Popular Woodworking compares the qualities of various tools and offers these reviews. The Feature Articles link on the left side takes you to more woodworking article & tips.

Tool-Rank: Resource Site With Tool News, Reviews & Buying Guides
Tool-Rank tool resource site has the latest in tool news and trusted tool reviews, buying guides, tool contests and more. The site is regularly updated with articles that showcase the newest tools to hit the market and feature trusted editor reviews.

Tools Of The Trade: Resource Site On Building Industry Tools
Tools Of The Trade from building industry publisher Hanley Wood offers tools information, resources, product reviews, tests, books, industry news, and more.
Issues & Performance

Power Tools Institute: Safety Tips For All Power Tools
Power Tools Institute provides these straightforward safety tips that might be especially valuable for new employees, or for those about to use a specific tool for the first time.

US Consumer Products Safety Commission: Recalls Of Tools & Equipment
US Consumer Products Safety Commission provides online searchable database of recalled products. Enter a product type and it will give you a list of all recalls with links to all the details.

WorkSafe BC: Articles & Videos On Power Tool Safety
WorkSafe BC provides articles & videos describing safety considerations and procedures for using power tools.
Product Supply

Amazon.ca: Online Purchase Of Tools & Hardware
Amazon.ca, Tools & Hardware site carrys brand name products and the prices speak for themselves, if you are comfortable purchasing your products online.

eBay: Online Buy & Sell Of Construction Tools & Materials
eBay site is increasingly popular for buying and selling all kinds of new and used items, including tools. It takes a bit of time to learn and use, but the deal may be worth it. Choose from one of the tool categories on the left panel.

Lowes: Buying Guides For Power & Hand Tools
Lowes buying guides give a good summary of different tools. This link is for power tools, the hand tools link is on the left panel.

New Tool News: Information On The Latest and Greatest Tools
New Tool News site gives you information on some of the latest and greatest tools, and offers info on tool tests, product comparisons, consumer reports, and product recalls.

Popular Mechanics: Top Tools From 2011 National Hardware Show
Popular Mechanics describes what it feels are the top 8 tools from the 2011 National Hardware Show.

Tools Of The Trade: 2012 Editors' Choice Award Winners
Tools of the Trade describes winners of their 2012 Editors' Choice Awards for tools, equipment, and technology.

Tools Of The Trade: 2013 Editors' Choice Award Winners
Tools of the Trade describes winners of their 2013 Editors' Choice Awards for tools, equipment, and technology.

Tools Of The Trade: 2016 Editors Choice Awards For Tools
Tools Of The Trade describes the most interesting and innovative tools of the year.

Tools Of The Trade: Choosing Between Tools
Tools Of The Trade provides some good tips that can used to make a choice, when having trouble deciding which type of tool is the best for your applications.

Tools Of The Trade: Detailed Articles, Tests & Reviews On Tools
Tools Of The Trade resource site, offers feature articles categorized by tool type, with sections on tool tests, first tests, tool boxes, trends & technology, new products, and editors choice awards.

Tools of the Trade: Top 10 Favorite Tools
Tools of the Trade online video features experienced tradesman Scott Wadsworth using his four criteria to choose the 10 tools that make his list of favourites.

Tools Of Trade: 2014 Cool Tools From STAFDA Show
Tools Of The Trade looks at a dozen of the most innovative new products found at the recent tool dealer trade show.

Tools Of Trade: 25 New Tools From Makita
Tools of the Trade online slide show describes 25 new Makita tools, many of which wonít be out until later in 2015 or in 2016.

Tools Of Trade: Hot New Tools For 2013
Tools of the Trade describes hot new tools they found at the 2013 Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association convention.
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