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  • 5 Router Jigs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Improve your accuracy and control. by Bill Hylton Why buy a commercial jig when making one yourself will triple your enjoyment? First, you’ll experience the joy of building a useful shop fixture from nothing more than some scrap wood and a good...
  • 8 Great Reasons to Own a Plunge Router

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Plunge routers go where no other router can. by Seth Keller The plunge router deserves a place in every shop. Routing chores, such as mortising, stopped dados and inlay pattern work, are safer and easier to perform using a plunge router. Its unique base...
  • Reshaping the Skew Chisel

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    An alternate shape minimizes dig-ins. by Alan Lacer Years ago, an old professional spindle turner showed me a different way to sharpen a skew. When I tried it, I was sold. This modified grind is more versatile, friendlier and more responsive than a traditional...
  • Become A Tool Nut

    by Tom Caspar     Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    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? Have you ever bought an old woodworking machine just because it looked cool? Tried a new tool and said, "Wow...
  • Kreg Klamp Table

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 15, 2008
    If you've ever struggled to get perfectly flush pocket-screw joints, Kreg's new Klamp Table may be the perfect helping hand you need. The Klamp Table combines several of Kreg's Klamp System components into one amazing clamping station. In...
  • Upgrade Your Lift With Digital Accuracy And Repeatability

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The Digi-Router is the newest member of the Digi-Kit family from Accurate Technologies. The Digi-Router is made in the U.S.A. and designed to retrofit JessEm and Bench Dog router lifts with other router lift models in the works. The Digi-Router permits...
  • Feature-Rich, Powerful and Ergonomically Smart

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Festool set the bar high when it set out to develop the new OF2200 plunge router. An initial look at the machine suggests they made it over that bar, with room to spare. To accomplish this, Festool took a fresh look at this workhorse of a tool, and developed...
  • Roll-Around Cyclone

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Oneida's Portable XXP020100, is the only dual-cyclonic roll-around collector on the market. This collector is perfect for workshops with height and space constraints or shops that need the flexibility and mobility not offered by a central dust collection...
  • Rikon sliding tablesaw

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    A crosscut sled is a great addition to any tablesaw, but often it isn't large enough to handle big pieces. That's when you dream about a saw with a sliding table, such as this one from Rikon. The Rikon 10-110 10-in., 3-hp cabinet saw retails for...
  • Small Shop CNC

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The new, compact, BT 32 “Buddy” systems from ShopBot have the same technology and mechanicals of their bigger brothers, but are scaled down for use in garage or basement workshops. They weigh in at less than 600-lbs. occupy less than 16-sq...
  • Math Free Arc Geometry

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The ACU-ARC Adjustable Ruler excels at determining the radius of existing curves for duplicating parts or dimensioning drawings. Just slide the pointer to match the curve and then read the radius in inches under the pointer. The 12-in. ruled edge adjusts...
  • Corral Tablesaw Dust

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Tablesaws are notorious for spewing fine dust everywhere. This dust isn't just a nuisance; it's hazardous to breathe. The Dust Cutter, a fabric bag that easily fastens underneath most benchtop and contractor-style saws (up to 17-in. by 20-in....
  • Adjustable Square

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Carpenters and woodworkers: we both share the same love of good tools, don't we? Here's an exquisitely well-engineered carpenter's rafter square that just might find a home in your cabinetmaking workshop. It's called the “Pivot Square”...
  • Affordable Lithium-Ion Tools

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Ryobi's new 18-volt lithium-ion tools stand out—by their bright green color and by their prices. Lithium-ion power is revolutionizing battery-powered tools, because LI batteries are significantly lighter in weight than NiCad or NiMH batteries...
  • Magic Molder Wins Sequoia Award

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The Magic Molder, a molding head for tablesaws, won the Sequoia New Product Award for leadership in ergonomics and safety at the 2007 Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) fair. The Molder accommodates detail plugs with carbide...