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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Soup Up Your Shop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Soup Up Your Shop The right accessories for maximizing your performance and safety. By Dave Munkittrick Here at American Woodworker we see a lot of tools and accessories.We’ve been impressed by how the right accessories—either store-bought...
  • Rockler Circle Cutting Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Rockler Circle Cutting Jig Affordable Rockler Circle Cutting Jig sets up in seconds, no math required. Cut flawless circles up to 52" in diameter. Rockler's new Circle Cutting Jig makes cutting circles and arcs easier and faster. While setup...
  • 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...
  • Is Your Miter Saw Square?

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Question & Answer Is your miter saw square? Q. I want to adjust my miter saw so it’s dead-on accurate, but I don’t have a fancy square. How do I do it? A. Use an old woodworker’s trick: set up your saw as close as you can with whatever...
  • Q & A: Slot Cutter vs. Plate Joiner

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 3, 2013
    Q & A: Slot Cutter vs. Plate Joiner Q: I saw an ad for a slot-cutting router bit. I have a router and buying the bit instead of a plate joiner would save me a lot of money. Is there a downside to this cheaper option? A: It depends on what kind of...
  • 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...
  • Super-Size Disc Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Super-Size Disc Sander A 15" disc sander like the new 15-205 from General International, is a great addition to any shop if you’ve got room on the floor and in your budget. There was a time when every patternmaker’s shop had a large sander...
  • 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...