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  • Bosch Table Router Base

    by The Administrator     Friday, February 6, 2009
    If you've got a Bosch router hanging in your router table and are tired of reaching under the table to make height adjustments, here's good news. The new RA1165 base, $60, includes above-the-table adjustment. It's compatible with the motors...
  • American Woodworker Magazine: Index of past issues

    by The Administrator     Friday, February 6, 2009
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Start your article index search by clicking on a letter above or by entering a term in the search box in the upper right corner of this page. This index contains issue and page references for articles...
  • Benchtop Mortisers

    by Tom Caspar     Monday, February 23, 2009
    For $250 and half an hour's worth of simple improvements, you can cut precise mortises all day. Mortising machines first answered the prayers of mortise-cutting woodworkers over 120 years ago. Today you can buy a miniaturized descendant of those old...
  • Backyard Sawmills

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 9, 2009
    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, a custom tabletop...
  • Choose the Right Grinding Wheel

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 13, 2009
    Q. I've been told that the gray wheels that came with my grinder will burn my woodworking tools and that white wheels are better. True? A. The stock wheels that come with most grinders are designed for the metalworking trade. They're way too hard...
  • Dream Sharpening Machine

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, May 18, 2009
    "What? A $600 machine that just sharpens hand tools?" That's the reaction I've heard when introducing my pals to the latest in sandpaper-sharpening technology, the Lap-Sharp LS-200. It's the brainchild of a single-minded engineer...
  • 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...
  • The SawStop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, November 23, 2009
    A high-tech saw sacrifices its blade to save your fingers. by Richard Tendick What’s that weird device stuck to this saw blade? It’s a brake. This revolutionary device stops the blade just in time to prevent a terrible accident. The SawStop...
  • 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...
  • Master Your Brad Nailer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, February 8, 2010
    Tips and products to make your brad nailer safe and easy to use. Tim Johnson Avoid the Blowout Curse A brad that unexpectedly shoots out the side of your project is guaranteed to make you curse, especially if your finger happens to be in the way. Blowout...
  • 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...
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