Tools in Action – Your Power Tool News Source

Tools in Action, your power tool news source.

Welcome to Tools in Action, your power tool news provider since 2005. That’s nearly 20 years of weekly articles, YouTube videos, and social media content to help you discover the tools you need in your toolbelt. 

And we don’t just write and record power tool reviews. We provide you with power tool demonstrations, home repair tutorials, guide you through product installations, plus deep dives into power tool brands, technology, and so much more.

That’s the jist of what Tools in Action is. Thanks for being here. Read on if you want to know more about us.

Otherwise, stay tuned for more great power tool news.

Who is Tools in Action?

You want to know about us? We’re flattered.

Eric Jopp & Dan Maxey

Well I’m Eric. You recognize me and my buddy Dan from our YouTube and social media videos. I started Tools in Action back in 2005. I started TIA because I bought my first house and needed help with tools and other homeowner DUY tips.  At the time, i couldn’t find any good information regarding tools so I decided to start my own site, called professional power tool guide. Dan joined me in 2010. Dan and I work together on most things, but I primarily focus on the backend of the business. Meanwhile, Dan specializes in social media.

Our Staff

Tools in Action is a small business, but over the last few years we have been happy to grow enough to add people to help with writing, editing, and our digital media. We have also worked with a variety of contributors over the years.

Want to work for Tools in Action? Check out our open opportunities!

Followers & Forum

I know Dan and I are the face of Tools in Action, but let’s face it. Tools in Action is nothing without our loyal readers and subscribers.

Up to 80 million of you tune-in each month across all of our platforms. You’re an active group who provide tons of great comments and engagement. 

Check out TIA on Social Media: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok.

Tools in Action is also the proud host of an active forum community. The Tools in Action forum has been running for more than 10 years and is still going strong today.

Join TIA Forum

Power Tool News and More

Tools in Action started as an outlet for me to talk about one of my favorite things – tools! I started by reviewing the power tools and outdoor power equipment (OPE) that I bought myself. Then I started sharing information from my background as a firefighter, then my experience remodeling my home, and things have just continued to progress.

The content we provide is constantly evolving. But if I had to summarize…

What We Do

Again, this just loosely covers our content. We are always open to providing new types of content. In fact, leave a comment about a topic you want us to cover.

Our First Power Tool Video on YouTube

Ready to go back in time?

August 24, 2008 we published our first official YouTube video as Tools in Action. I’m happy to say our videos and editing have only gotten better. Anyway, feel free to watch our first video, maybe check out something else, and then subscribe if you want to see more.


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