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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...
  • Hand Sanding Block

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 7, 2009
    Useful and Convenient -- These sanding blocks belong in any shop. by Dave Munnkitrick Isaac Fischer, Jr., of Springfield, Vt., patented sandpaper on June 14, 1834. Shortly after that, presumably, sanding blocks were invented. Sanding blocks apply even...
  • Forstner Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 14, 2009
    A Forstner Bit can drill holes other bits only dream about. by Bruce Kieffer Forstner-style bits can go where no other drill bits dare. The reason is simple: A Forstner bit is rim-guided while other bits are center-point guided. That means you can use...
  • Quick-Change Chucks

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, January 8, 2010
    One click in and one click out. These chucks make bit changing a snap. by Richard Tendick Raise your hand if you hate swapping bits and drivers in a cordless drill. I sure do. When I’m putting in screws, I’m always going back and forth, tightening...
  • Premium Resaw Bandsaw Blades

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Straight-cutting blades that won't let you down. by Dave Munkittrick A bandsaw is an amazing machine. It’s capable of making extremely precise cuts; from slicing sheets of thin veneer to cutting intricate curves. Yet many of us think of our...
  • Veritas Planes

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    A great value in premium hand tools by Tom Caspar “I’m really getting the itch to use good hand tools, so what kind of plane should I buy?” I’ve answered that question for years by urging students in my Unplugged Woodshop class...
  • 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...
  • Become a Tool Nut

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, June 13, 2010
    I really don't need five cordless drills, seven routers or 24 antique hand planes, but I can't help it. I'm a tool nut. Are you? Become a Tool Nut Have you ever bought an old woodworking machine just because it looked cool? Tried a new tool...
  • Slow-Speed Grinders

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, August 8, 2010
    These 10 machines are designed to save your tools from overheating: Do they measure up? by Tom Caspar and Jason McNellis If you love hand tools, chances are you’ll need a grinder. When a blade becomes very dull, chipped or nicked, grinding is the...
  • Premium Blade Set

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 20, 2011
    Premium Blade Set Upgrading a blade and chipbreaker can turn a pretty good plane into a dream tool. If you’ve been thinking about buying a premium plane, here’s an alternative plan: Get an old Stanley, tune it up, and replace its blade and...
  • Bessey K Body REVO JR. Parallel Jaw Clamp

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Bessey K Body REVO JR. Parallel Jaw Clamp This new product series offers full-size parallel clamp performance in a new and more compact configuration and, at a great price point. March 1, 2011 - Long known for their premium full-sized K Body REVO parallel...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Backyard Sawmill

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 15, 2011
    Backyard Sawmills We all love wood, whether it's a wide clear board or a gnarly slab with wild grain. That's why sawing our own lumber crosses the minds of most woodworkers. It might be inspired by the sight of a big tree blown down by a storm...
  • 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...