About Us

Mission

Pro Tool Guide (PTG) mission is quite simple.

  1. To educate our readers about all kinds of tools
  2. To help them make the perfect buying decision

We wanted to create a platform which can help amateurs, professional woodworkers or just DIY hobbyists to choose only the best tools available on the market and not fall into any pitfalls.

It can be overwhelming to see a lot of models when looking for a tool. On top of that, there are tons of advertisements that pop up here and there once you start browsing. Whom do you trust?

Our team does a regular in-depth analysis of:

  • Top brands and the latest models
  • Specifications & features of every tool
  • Customer reviews and feedback from users

With an average spend of over 36 hours to prepare each buying guide, we make sure the products we recommend have great performance, reliability, durability, economical price and are the best in business.

Product Rating Format

We aggregate the data from our research into very easy to digest tables and reviews. Our buying guides are usually broken down into 3 main phases:

  • Top 3 Picks –  At the start along with the best option, we feature the 3 best options you can go for. One is the best value, second is the best rated and third one is the most economical option you can choose with little compromises on the specifications & features of the tool. This helps you make an instant decision.
  • Comparison Table – Right below the 3 picks, we compare all the models featured on the basis of some key features (depending on the tool) and price. This is very helpful when you want to see all options and scan the important specifications.
  • Individual Reviews – Finally you can read the individual in-depth reviews of each product where you can understand how it performs, all the key features ending with an easy-to-scan pros & cons table as well.

Team

Emily Floate (Founder & Chief Editor)

Hi, I’m Emily Floate from Michigan. Thanks so much for visiting this site, and wanting to know more about me.

I’m a diehard DIY and Woodworking enthusiast. I love it so much that if I am late for dinner…I am probably finishing my project or creating something new.

I also love cooking, praying, yoga, and the family life.

I have a passion for teaching, as this site may show, and I’m currently pursuing a Masters in Education.

I have my pops to thank for my love of power tools. It all started because of him– he was a super dad, a Construction Specialist who still made time for all 6 of us kids, and now enjoys his full-time hobby of Woodworking after his retirement. All of the knowledge I share here on Pro Tool Guide has been procured from him.

He has over 30 years in the industry, and I am greatly blessed that he taught all us kids to use every tool with proper safety and ultimate precision.

Pro Tool Guide is my first ever professional attempt to create a helpful environment where I can share my knowledge for choosing the best tools, and for creating the best DIY projects. I have tips related to home decor too, for those who are interested in the Home Improvement space. I hope that people around the world can also discover a passion for all things homemade, because all things homemade come from the heart.

My journey has been full of ups and downs, as there’s been quite the learning curve to improving and mastering my Home Improvement skills (I’ll admit, I’m quite the perfectionist myself). But with the proper guidance from my Dad, I like to think I’ve become quite the pro.

Lucien Lim (Author & Senior Editor)

Hi there, I’m Lucien, and I’m from Tennessee 🙂 I’m so glad that you wish to know more about me and this blog.

I love all sorts of hands-on stuff– crafting, crocheting, woodworking, sewing– you name it, I’ve tried it (and stumbled at it too, haha).

I also love desserts, Sundays, watching The Real Housewives, going to the spa, bridal magazines, being busy, and most of all, I cherish my family and love Jesus Christ.

I majored in Communications, and Emily is my long-lost (sorority) sister. More below on how we came together to start this site!

I hope you enjoy your time here, it means a lot to us.

If you have any questions, or useful tips for fellow readers, feel free to leave a comment on any of our articles, or contact us using this form.

Story

Being away from my large family to go to college was a scary time for me, and Lucien really helped me fit in. With how much we have in common, it truly feels like we are long-lost sisters.

We used to decorate our dorm together, help other sisters with their homemade gifts, and fix up anyone’s botched crafts. It took me a while to realize we could help even more people, by getting a wider audience.

So now this is our space to do just that, and we hope you enjoy your time here 🙂

Emily

Emily and I met in college, where we were in the same sorority. We knew each other since day one of pledge and kept bumping into each other in elective classes– that’s when I knew we have so much in common, and we’re meant to be besties.

Those four years was really the best time of my life, and I was so saddened that we might have to go our separate ways after graduation.

But Emily brought up the idea of sharing our crafts and carpentry knowledge with the world, and this site was born! It helps to keep us in contact, and I’m very grateful for that. Our families are now friends with each other, we go on road trips all the time, and she makes the best homemade gifts for my cousins.

Lucien