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.  He is 70% introvert and 60% extravert and is awesome at math. He lives vicariously through himself. He was born at a very young age and he is a papercut survivor. While his hobbies are breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 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 or sleeping.

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.

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.

James – James is a US Navy Veteran, born and raised in Chicago, but now resides in sunny San Diego. He is still married to his high school sweetheart, how we don’t know, and his best friends are his two dogs and cats. His hobbies including picking up his dog poop and if he is not doing that, he is probably scooping up cat poop.