Brad Staggs

Trained as a carpenter, Brad has been around tools and the construction industry most of his life. He combined his career goal of having a TV show with his knowledge of how-to, when he was selected to host DIY Home Repair & Remodeling. In addition, he has been the featured Home Improvement Expert on several HGTV programs. He created DIY Cool Tools as a sales tool for the network and was co-Executive Producer of DIY Tools & Techniques.His combined knowledge of tools, home improvement, and broadcasting are evident in his current role of Contributing Writer & Video Producer for He co-created the website with his business partner, Beth Knott. After years of producing content for others, they decided to build something that could highlight their individual skills.

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Powerstrike Hammer Review

Powerstrike Is Not Just Any Hammer As much as I am a power tool guy and try to avoid tools that don’t have a motor, even I know you can’t work in the trades for very long and not have a good hammer.   And of course, like everything else in life, not all hammers are […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL HackZall 2520-20 Review

Milwaukee M12 FUEL HackZall (Model 2520-20) Packs a Powerful Punch When brushless tools first started to hit the market, Todd Fratzel and I had a discussion about where these tools were really going to make a noticeable difference. I remember him saying, that the 18V lines were great, but wait until the 12V lines really […]

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Ryobi Airstrike 18V Cordless Nailer Review

Ryobi One+ 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review P320 I was sitting at my desk in the bowels of the studio last week when someone came into the shop and asked to borrow a cordless nailer. No problem, I handed him the Ryobi Airstrike 18 gauge. He replied that he had actually been looking at the […]

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RIDGID R45101 10” Jobsite Table Saw Review

RIDGID 15-Amp 10 in. Heavy-Duty Portable Table Saw with Stand In the interest of full disclosure, I have to say that the RIDGID R45101 10” Jobsite Table saw is NOT my favorite table saw.  But that’s just because I’ve had a Delta Unisaw in my shop for almost two decades, so all other saws are […]

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Pelican Mobile Tool Chest 0450 Review

Pelican Mobile Tools Chest 0450:  Tough Enough for the Military Pelican Cases have been a standard in the entertainment industry for literally decades, keeping cameras, lens, and other gear safe from damage and dry.  If you don’t know much about Pelican, let me fill you in.  Avid diver, Dave Parker, founded Pelican in 1976 when […]

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General 8-in-1 LED Precision Screwdriver Review

General Tools Lighted 8-IN-1 Screwdriver – Model 75108 The He-Man Club of America will probably revoke my membership card for writing this, but sometimes you just don’t need a bigger hammer – you need a smaller tool with a delicate touch. There, I admitted it. And I feel good, because that’s precisely what General Tool’s […]

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