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Travis Raynes

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Travis (Conductor562 on the Forums) is an Editor and Forum Administrator for Tools In Action. As a father of 4, he is an avid fixer off all things broken. He enjoys woodworking and restorations. While he enjoys all tools, he focuses primarily on hand tools. When he's not at work he can be found in his home shop working on something with lots of help from his 5 year apprentice Evan (aka Conductor Jr.).

TEKTON Flex Head Bent Handle Ratchet (14967)

With all the buzz about the new Pittsburgh Pro ratchets, we overlooked a similar but unique release from TEKTON. Employing the same head design...

EZ Red Pocket COB Stick Light

A couple weeks back we introduced the TIA nation to EZ Red tools, a NY based, family owned company, that specializes in battery service...

EZ RED: Family Owned Tools

Here at TIA we have several main objectives. As a community of tool users from many different occupations, hobbies, skill levels, and geographic locations,...

TEKTON USA Made Bungees!

TEKTON is a regular fixture here at TIA. We've reviewed a lot of their stuff and found it to be a solid line for...

Member Skills: Milwaukee Fuel Poker Table

Promotional items are cool, but what do you do when you're shop or "mancave" calls for something not available for purchase? TIA Member Comp56 took...

Mac 12V 3/8″ Drill – BDP038

By now most of our readers are familiar with Mac's new cordless line. When we first learned of the line last year and discovered...

Sears Takes Another Blow

Founded in 1886 by a Railroad Station Agent who decided to sell a shipment of unwanted watches, Sears Roebuck & Company would go on...

Blackhawk Impact Hex Bit Socket Set – UH1216CS

For the past 2 or 3 years I've been using the Harbor Freight impact hex bit sockets. They've held up pretty well, but at...

Revival of the Proto J100

The Revival Proto has finally given me the green light to tell the world that they have the first new batch of J100's in hand....

Fastcap K.I.S.S. Drill Bit System

Have you ever heard of Fastcap? Neither had I, then one day I was looking for some drill bits when I ran across their...

Mac 12V 3/8″ Impact Wrench – BWP038

As you know, we recently reviewed Mac's new 20V 1/2" BWP050. It was a great performer and really surpassed my expectations. Aside from the...

Low Tech – Water Witching

These days we have high tech tools for just about everything. From $5 voltage detectors to $2500 thermal imaging cameras, if you have enough...

Paslode F350S – 50th Anniversary Edition

  When you think of Paslode, you automatically think of cordless gas powered nailers because after all, they invented them. What you may not know...

Proto Clik-Stop Adjustable Wrenches

Adjustable wrenches have been around in some fashion since as early as 1842 . While the origin of the basic style as we know...

A Time Gone BY

At 31, I was in the last shop class my County school district offered. At the end of the semester they came in, hauled...

Mac 20V Impact Wrench – BWP050

If you're a regular TIA reader, it's not breaking news that Mac recently revamped their cordless line with a pretty impressive lineup powered by...