About Tools in Action

Tools in Action started in 2005 under the name Professional Power Tool Guide.  Our original goal was to create helpful guides and information for professionals and homeowners.  While we still hold true to our original intentions, we have grown to include so much more. Tools in Action is an online publication that is dedicated to the world of power tools and outdoor power equipment (OPE). Our goal is to provide both the professional and homeowner more information about power tools and OPE products before they make their purchase.We communicate and inform buyers through our website, power tool forum and social media channels. If you would like to learn more, please contact us.


Eric – Eric is a huge Cubs fans and no, he is not related to Chevy Chase.  While he loves remodeling his house, his passion is spending time with his wife and two children.


Dan – Dan was born in the UK and came to the USA when he was 7 years old.  When he isn’t out boating, he is spending time doing projects around the house.

John – John has been woodworking, building his shop, and collecting tools since 2000. His passion is spending time with his wife and two kids. He especially enjoys coaching his daughter’s softball teams which takes up nearly all summer. He is a lifelong fan of the Michigan State University Spartans and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

When he is not spending time with his family, John is either in his workshop or working on some home improvement.

Sarah – Sarah was born and raised near Houston, in the great state of Texas. Growing up camping and being a Girl Scout deeply rooted her love of nature and animals. She recently bought her dream home and her biggest project, on wooded acreage with her husband and two kids. Having been raised around tools her love for woodworking comes naturally, as does her love for all things relating to tools. A self-described “forever student” her curiosity and hunger for information drives her enthusiastic personality and lend her to be fearless in the face of challenges. Sarah builds furniture as well as refinishes, tackles home improvement projects and isn’t scared to work and get a bit greasy with engines either.

Sarah has spent the past few years as a stay at home mom and student, allowing her natural creativity and curiosity to shine. She enjoys hiking, gardening, rock and roll music, and can easily be found under the trees reading. Above all her favorite past time is time spent with her kids and seeing the world through their eyes. Sarah and her kids spend family time baking, bike riding, going to parks and of course working on projects in the workshop. Sarah looks forward to sharing her perspective on tools and home projects in a do it yourself setting.

Garrett – Garrett “Red” Sanders is a career Firefighter/Paramedic and has been a tinkerer all of his life; from taking apart most of his toys as a child, to building Model A racers, woodworking, turning wrenches, or construction – it all interests him. If he does not know how to do something, he will learn and buy the tools to do the job. Red’s background includes education in Industrial Technology, consisting of ergonomics, materials production, and machine design.

In his spare time, Red enjoys working on vehicles, and his house. Red also likes bringing ideas to life from his fiancée’s “Honey-Do” list. When he is not working on the house or in the garage, you can find him researching new tools and projects.

Jim – Jim is a huge tech nerd and habitual tinkerer. When he’s not on an airplane or sitting in front of a computer, he loves to spend time in his shop, or hang out with his fiance’, two sons, and dog.

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