We’re DIY nuts and are passionate about power tools and machinery. After years of working in technical industries and writing for several tool and DIY websites, we decided to start this site. We know there are plenty of sites providing great information about DIY and technical topics. There are just as many that review tools, generators, and outdoor products. So why this one?
After writing for so many different sites, we’ve noticed that we end up writing mostly about products that are popular on Amazon. While many of these sites do offer useful information, they are all too often more interested in earning commission by promoting products that are best sellers and are not too concerned with what we, as DIYers and technical guys are looking for.
We want to write about tools and machines that genuinely excite us. We want to discuss topics that we feel are relevant. We’re not just looking for the most hits to the site, but rather, developing a following of people who share our passion and enthusiasm for all things tools and outdoors.
Our experience has taught us that not everyone is looking for the same stuff as we would. After using tools for so many years, we generally want the best. But we understand that not everyone is prepared to pay for the very best. Occasional weekend DIYers might only use their tools a few times a year and these guys don’t want to pay top dollar for the very best. So we will look at all the tools available and hope to bring valuable information for every type of tool user.
The same would apply to the advice and popular topics that we will feature on this site. Some will be basic, offering technical advice that even a 7th grader can follow. Other topics may be aimed at people who have been doing these things for as long as we have, requiring more specialized “how to” articles or detailed explanations on technical topics.
In the end, our aim is to provide the best information to anyone using tools or outdoor equipment. That’s why we want to hear from you. Tell us what you’d like to read about. If you have a question that needs answering, we’ll use our combined knowledge to provide an answer. We’ll do the research to offer you what you need. This has been our job for many years and we’re good at it. We look forward to engaging with you and getting to know what you want.
We Are Amazon Affiliates
Since we also need to earn a living, we have joined the Amazon Affiliate Program. If you click on any of the product links, you will be directed to the Amazon website. If you choose to buy that product we earn a comission, at no cost to you. In doing this, we can provide you with a free service and still keep the bills paid. It’s a win-win for everyone.
What does this mean to you?
It’s important that our readers get the best, unbiased information. We do not receive any incentive from manufacturers or brands to promote their products. We do the research for you. Using decades of combined knowlwedge, we search for the best products, at the best prices, to bring you tools and advice that you can trust.
About the Author
Hi, I’m Colin, one of the founders and a writer for Top-Powertools. My fascination for building and fixing things started as soon as I was old enough to hold a screwdriver and hammer. As a kid, I dismantled every broken appliance in the home. I’d try repair anything from an old toaster to a vacuum cleaner. At first, as you can imagine, I wasn’t too successful. So, I’d spend hours in the library (there was no internet back then) reading up on electronics and mechanics.
It didn’t take too long before I actually gained some success in my endeavors. I became the local go to guy for all the neighborhood kids who wanted their bicycles repaired. I built a shed in the yard and created a makeshift workshop, which improved over the years. By the time I was 16, I was repairing and rebuilding cars and motorcycles, a passion that has followed me all my life.
Naturally, I chose to follow a profession in a technical field, starting out as an assistant lighting technician. From here on out everything grew on this desire to know more about electrics, electronics, and electromechanics. I completed many courses and studied up on electrical engineering. Eventually ending up as Managing Director for an electric supply company.
Apart from my professional experience, I’m always busy with DIY projects around the home, from building and renovating, through to electrical and plumbing installations. If something breaks, I never “call a guy”, I have to try repair it myself. It doesn’t matter if it’s a kid’s toy or the car, I have to at least do my best to fix it myself. It’s very much a matter of personal pride to let no technical issue get the better of me.
As the years went by, I was less concerned by my corporate success and wanted to do something more fulfilling, even if it meant earning less. I started blogging for websites and have become a major contributor to many high-authority websites. It’s the greatest job in the world, for a guy like me with more than 30-years’ experience in DIY and a long career in technical industries. I love sharing this with our readers and, mostly, enjoy reading your emails and answering your queries.