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 Jopp


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 Maxey


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.

Rich – Rich is your classic multi-functional craftsman who loves woodworking and metalworking.  Rich grew up building street rods with his dad. When not in the shop he stays busy maintaining their acreage, messing with amateur radio or keeping up with his IT day job. He is known for having one of the most organized shops around.

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