About Us

No Job Is Too Big With the Right Set of Tools

Our Mission: To make DIY projects and fixing things around the house as easy as possible by providing you with the information necessary to purchase the right tools for the job.

How Do We Select the Products on Our “Best” Lists?

The product selection process is thorough and comes down to three key elements:

Our Experience

Our team of reviewers identify as “handymen” and “handywomen” with decades of experience fixing things around the house. Some of our reviewers even worked as contractors professionally in the past.Needless to say, they are incredibly qualified to test and analyze products and compare them to the competition.

User Reviews

We aggregate and analyze reviews from all over the Web including Amazon, YouTube, Reddit, etc. to get an idea of what customers think and the pros and cons of a given product.

Brand Quality

We research companies just as thoroughly as we research products. We look at reviews across all of the brand’s products, BBB ratings, return policies and more.

Does Your Product Qualify to Be Featured on Our “Best” Lists? Let’s Find Out!

So you think your product has what it takes to make one of our lists? Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Product Review Request” including links to sites (your own and third party retailers) where we can find user reviews about both your product and your brand. If we think your product has potential based on our initial research we will respond with an address for you to ship a sample so we can do a more thorough review. Good luck!

Team Tool Digest

The Tool Digest team is your go-to source for all things DIY. From power tools to painting and from woodworking to wrenches, we’re here to guide you through every step of your home improvement project whether you’re a professional or you don’t know how to hold a hammer yet. We believe that there’s no task the home handyman can’t handle with the right tools and know-how, so we’re here to give you all the information you need to make your home improvement dreams a reality.

Featured Writers

Jho Porter

Jho Porter is a writer, editor, business owner, and programmer who explored 14 countries before finding her forever home in rural Pennsylvania. One of two owners of a beautiful, open-floor fixer-upper and a penny-pincher to the core, she prefers to DIY her home improvement projects, firmly believing that most projects are doable with hours and hours of research, the right tools, and the right attitude. From building her own TV stand, to clearing her untamed yard, to finishing her uninsulated garage and transforming it into a gym--she does it all with the help of her handy husband and of course, the many skilled instructors of YouTube Academy. When she's not working on a DIY project or making money to save up for a condo in the city, she's either watching TV, reading webcomics, or playing video games.

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Cody Brown

Cody is a programmer, content writer, and DIY enthusiast; a jack of all trades, master of some. He grew up watching Home Improvement, and determined that he would someday become the next "Tool Man" of writers. Whether he's arm-deep in plumbing, or just fixing things around the house, he loves working with his hands, and isn't afraid to get dirty. He also aims to help you find effective solutions to everyday problems, and to bring you the best information on how to avoid a costly contractor bill.

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Ken Steinberger

When he was 15, Ken's father took him aside and excitedly announced that there was a new car waiting outside. It turned out to be an old Toyota with a blown headgasket, and his father handed him a box of old tools while smiling. "These are the keys, let's get to work." Ever since, Ken found himself surrounded by tools and projects. He worked as a handyman on an oil platform, installed toilets in top secret government installations, and has overseen the completion of million dollar homes on the California Coast. It's fair to say that if a tool exists, he's used it, and definitely has opinions about it.

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Featured Editors

Alex Burgoyne

Alex is an admitted DIY-nut, prone to tinkering with everything in sight. He spends most of his free time working on renovation projects at home, where he has a special drawer (or six) reserved for those all-important spare parts that he’ll likely never use again. When he’s not editing, you can find him staring longingly at images of the latest fixer-uppers that come to market; his utopian dream is to renovate an old Tuscan villa in the heart of Italy. In the meantime, he aims to make ToolDigest the go-to authority resource for tradespeople, DIY enthusiasts, and anyone who breaks that thing that they definitely shouldn’t have touched in the first place.

Amanda Stein

Amanda is a passionate DIY-er, gardener, and is constantly doing home repairs and renovations. She considers a hot glue gun an extension of her arm, and she constantly has paint samples laid out on her floors. When she’s not editing, you can find her tending to her plants, dreaming up her next project, and crafting. Her goal is to craft content that can help others DIY the life they dream of.