Hello, my name is Paul Sprague

I go by Toolpig on most tool related sites, especially  Instagram.  Here is just a sample of some of the tools I am currently putting through the paces.

I have always been fascinated with tools. When I was growing up I had to make do with very few good Power Tools and I can still feel the frustration that goes along with a meager arsenal of tools. I also feel the frustration that comes with buying what I thought was a great tool and finding out it was not so great.

I decided years ago to learn from other people’s mistakes and research before buying. Before the internet I asked fellow tradespeople which tools they liked and why. I still do but with the incredible amount of information available today, I check out what people from around the world say in seconds on my iPhone.

I want to be part of that overall voice that can be heard with a simple search. I have over 30 years of experience in the building trades and working with all types of power tools. I get what works and what doesn’t. I have a firm grasp on the qualities that make the difference between a tool that simply gets the Job done and one that actually makes work a pleasure. I constantly strive to find the very best in each category. This means that I am not stuck on any particular brand. I will use ANY brand if it is well made and the ergonomics are good. If a tool has good dust extraction then it has a much better chance of being at the top of my list.

It is my sincere hope that my reviews will help you to avoid frustration and make the decision making process easier when you are buying tools of your own.

Thanks for visiting