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  • Well-Equipped Shop - Bits for Impact Drivers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 13, 2011
    Bits for Impact Drivers The best tool for tough screwing jobs is an impact driver. It has much more torque than the average cordless drill/driver. The next time you want to run screws into a piece of hardwood without drilling pilot holes, as when fastening...
  • Tool Test - 12-in Sliding Compound Miter Saws

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    by Eric Smith Lots of capacity, but at a cost. Prized by carpenters for its amazing versatility, a sliding compound miter saw is also great to have in a woodworking shop. The blade swivels for miter cuts and the head tilts for bevel cuts. To make compound...
  • Tool News - Craftsman Table Saws

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    Contractor Saw The 10 in. Craftsman Contractor Table Saw features a 1 ¾ hp continuous duty induction motor. The all-metal construction of the saw provides durability and stability when working. The table saw also includes a precision machined cast...
  • Tool News - Craftsman C3 Lithium-Ion Power Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    With the Craftsman C3 cordless power tool system, one 19.2 V DieHard rechargeable battery provides long lasting power to more than 25 Craftsman C3 cordless power tools. When using the Craftsman C3 tools with a 19.2 V DieHard lithium-ion battery, users...
  • Tool News - Craftsman MiterMate

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    Currently to determine the correct angle for two molding pieces to meet at a corner, calculations need to be made and rectified. The MiterMate renders those calculations unnecessary thanks to its Angle Finder tool. The Angle Finder automatically measures...
  • Tool News - Craftsman 13" Planer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    The 13 in. Thickness Planer is equipped with eight different depth of cut settings ranging from 1/8 in. to 1 ¾ in. Its three blade cutterhead cuts more per inch than two blade counterparts, providing more cuts per minute and a smooth, almost sanded...
  • Tool News - Craftsman Midi Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    The Craftsman 12 x 16 in. Midi Lathe has a ½ hp continuous duty motor with six spindle speeds. The speeds are changed quickly and easily with the swing out shroud. The Midi Lathe has a 12 in. swing over the bed and has the ability to turn up to...