Hi, and welcome to The Tool Report.
This project started out as a way to review tools we used around the house. Over the years we have morphed into a resource for more than just power tools.
Yes, we still cover tools, but we also cover products and topics that many homeowners AND parents must use on a daily basis. This includes software to help keep tabs on our kids, lawn equipment, sewing machines, welding equipment, and whole lot more.
As we find the need for certain products we like to give them a try and share our thoughts. Below you can find out a little bit more about what we’re all about at The Tool Report, and a little bit about our editorial team.
These sorts of tools are expensive and there are lots of options. We sort through all the information and test only the best names and brands. Once we’ve tested them, we publish our thoughts so that you can see what makes the most sense for your particular needs.
Investing in good tools isn’t cheap, but when you want quality and durability, it’s worth the extra money to get a part that you know you’ll be able to rely on for years to come.
While our website started out as a place to discuss tools, it has grown to include other products that we’ve found useful in our home and with our family. This includes sewing machines, quilting machines, software, and a handful of other odds and ends.
In addition to working in the IT industry I am an avid DIYer. Over the course of owning and renovating several homes I have learned a great deal about tools, construction, lawn maintenance, and a LOT more. I started posting my thoughts on the tools I’ve used to help other homeowners sift through the mountains of information available online and find solid, reliable products.
In most of our reviews we discuss the part itself, the accessories that come with it, the instructions, warranty information, and necessary external accessories you’ll need to get it up and going. Our comparisons are concise and easy to read, making your buying decision a snap.
In addition to working on our home I’m an avid tinkerer. You can often find me down at the local DIY shop in my hometown where I get to play with all sorts of cool tools like welding equipment and plasma cutters.
Finally I’ve also got a solid background in programming and software. As our children have grown, and now have cell phones, I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to fairly manage their time online. As such I’ve tested a great many software packages designed to handle these tasks. You’ll find all of these reviews in our software section.
If you would like to get in contact with me, please email me at [email protected]
You can also find me on Linkedin.
Karl is the newest member of the Tool Report editorial team. As we’ve moved into more software related products Karl has been an invaluable resource for testing and reviewing products.
His background is in computer programming and gaming. He is PASSIONATE about Red Dead Redemption 2 and devotes “several” hours per week to this pastime.
Most of his career has been devoted to programming in smartphone apps for both iOS and Android devices. This knowledge makes him an expert on phone security features as well as methods of enhancing the security of a phone. He has tackled many of our more challenging tech related articles.
We are excited to have his skills on the team as it allows us to confidently move into more technically challenging topics that many of our readers are requesting. This includes phone apps, security, and even encryption.
My wife Natalie is a contributing writer as well. She is a professional seamstress with successful ETSY shop. She handles all of our content on sewing.
Over the years of owning her sewing business she has bought and used quite a few sewing machines, sergers, and quilting machines.
It seemed only natural that she provide insight for others interested buying one of these pieces of equipment for themselves.
Her reviews offer firsthand knowledge and advice for anyone from a beginner to an advanced seamstress. If you have any questions regarding our sewing machine reviews feel free to contact Natalie directly via email at [email protected]
We hope you’ll come back often to check out our site. We’ll be highlighting new equipment all of the time.
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