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  • Tool News - Festool T3 Drills

    by The Administrator     Monday, August 10, 2009
    Festool USA recently announced the launch of two new lithium ion cordless drill/drivers, the T 12+3 and T 15+3. With sophisticated electronics, brushless motors and lithium ion batteries, they offer plenty of power in a light weight package. The new brushless...
  • Troubleshoot Your Plane

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 16, 2010
    Troubleshoot Your Plane Practical Solutions to 6 Common Problems by Tom Caspar When a plane is working right, it can produce a silky-smooth surface that absolutely glistens. When it doesn’t work, you get an ugly surface covered with blemishes. The...
  • General International's 50-SLT40P Excalibur 48” sliding table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 24, 2011
    General International's 50-SLT40P Excalibur 48” sliding table Like its predecessors, the new 50-SLT40P is designed to fit on virtually any right or left-tilt table saw. This model has been redesigned and re-engineered based on almost 2 decades...
  • Rockler Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, August 12, 2011
    Rockler Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has a new, innovative Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container which will extend the life and usage of almost any type of brush. Do-it-yourselfers and woodworkers can...
  • Moisture Meters

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, November 2, 2011
    Moisture Meters By Dave Munkittrick Think of a moisture meter as cheap insurance. Spend $70 and you’ll never have to wonder whether that lumber you bought is too wet or too dry. You can tell if the “kiln-dried” pine you bought from the...
  • Gorilla Tape Tough & Wide Roll

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 8, 2011
    Gorilla Tape Tough & Wide Roll Meet the biggest, baddest, toughest, and widest roll of tape. Ever. Gorilla Tape, the premium all purpose tape that adheres to surfaces most other tapes won’t, like brick, stucco, concrete, rough lumber and more...
  • Rockler Bottle Opener Turning Kit

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 11, 2012
    Rockler Bottle Opener Turning Kit Rockler pops the top on new bottle opener kit. Chrome-plated hardware fits any size or style turned handle. Form meets function with Rockler Woodworking and Hardware's new Bottle Opener Turning Kit. Designed to complement...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - No-Math Dado Setup

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, September 17, 2012
    No-Math Dado Setup In-between size dadoes are much easier to set up using this go/no-go gauge from Infinity. Usually you have to make a lot of trial-and-error cuts to create a tight groove for an in-between piece of wood, such as an undersized piece of...
  • Clean Rusty Tools by Electrolysis

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Clean Rusty Tools by Electrolysis Electrolysis is a gentle, safe way to chemically remove all the rust from small tools, and it leaves the iron untouched. An abrasive can remove rust, too, but it may require removing a large amount of metal, either weakening...
  • 14 Great Little Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 2, 2013
    14 Great Little Tools Time-tested and woodworker-approved, here are some of our favorite workaday tools By George Vondriska “What tools do I need for my shop?” This has to be one of the most common question in woodworking. The answer usually...
  • All About Vises

    by woodworkerBryan     Friday, March 1, 2013
    All About Vises Add clamping power to your workbench. By Randy Johnson and Tom Caspar A good vise is tool money well spent. It’s a solid investment in your workbench that pays off every time you need to hold a piece of wood. Two Types of Vises Everybody’s...
  • How to Buy a Bandsaw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    How to Buy a Bandsaw This workhorse is one of the four basic stationary tools in most shops, and can greatly expand the kinds of projects you can build. A bandsaw can rip, crosscut, resaw and handle curves, angles and compound cuts. This workhorse is...
  • Mortise and Tenon Joinery – Using Only a Hand Drill!

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Mortise and Tenon Joinery – Using Only a Hand Drill! Mortise and tenon joints are the gold standard for strength. Usually, mortises are cut by hand or made on a mortising machine. Two jigs by beadLOCK make this much simpler and less expensive: all...
  • Rockler Liberon Shellac Flakes

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Shellac is back in abundant supply at Rockler Three new varieties mark the end of recent shellac shortage. After experiencing several years of weather-related shortages of the raw material used to make shellac, supplies are making a comeback, and Rockler...
  • Black & Decker's new 8V MAX* Impact Screwdriver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, April 11, 2014
    Black & Decker's new 8V MAX* Impact Screwdriver Black & Decker’s new 8V Max* Impact Screwdriver will make a powerful impact this fall, boasting up to 10X more speed+ and 2X max torque++. The top two complaints involving screwdrivers...