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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eight New Tools and a Combo Pack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 9, 2011
    Eight New Tools and a Combo Pack Ridgid launches X4 a new generation of cordless tools that are compact and lightweight without losing any of the power! The new X4 5 PC 18V Lithium-Ion Combo Kit include best-in- class features on all the tools in the...
  • Tool Talk: Forstner Bits

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, September 14, 2008
    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 all or only part of the bit's diameter to drill overlapped, angled or partial...
  • Tool News - Ridgid 12v JobMax

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Ridgid recently announced their new 12-volt JobMax tools. This tool offers a powerful, durable, professional base that runs off of Ridgid's 12V Lithium-Ion battery and is compatible with multiple heads in the JobMax system. The interchangeable heads...
  • Wooden Nails

    by AW-Editor     Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    What do you get if you add the ease of a screw to the strength of a dowel? The Miller Dowel. The system is inexpensive and easy to use. Just drill a hole, glue and drive a peg, and cut or sand it flush. The Miller Dowel is a highly engineered peg that...
  • Plunge Drill

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    Drilling a hole with a handheld drill is easy enough to do, but making the hole perfectly perpendicular to the surface can be tough. Triton has married a plunge mechanism to a cordless drill to create its new 18-volt cordless plunge drill for $289. It's...
  • Tool News - Festool T3 Drills

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 8, 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...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Milwaukee M18 FUEL Drill/Driver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Milwaukee M18 FUEL Drill/Driver Milwaukee Tools introduces the new M18 FUEL™ ½” Drill/Driver (2603-20/22), which integrates three cordless technologies to deliver up to 10X longer life, 25% more power and 50% more run-time for the professional...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Irwin Multi-Material Drill Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Irwin Multi-Material Drill Bits Toting around different types of bits for different drilling tasks can be cumbersome, so every professional tradesman needs a single bit that’s capable of drilling through multiple types of materials. IRWIN® Tools...
  • First-Rate Dowel Jig

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, July 8, 2008
    Locating and drilling dowel holes is usually so fussy it drives you nuts! A self-centering jig works fine on stock of equal thickness, like a face frame, but you may have a hard time setting it up to join parts of unequal thickness, like a thick table...
  • DeWalt 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion compact drill/driver and compact hammer drill

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    DeWalt 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion compact drill/driver and compact hammer drill Ideal for professionals including remodelers, carpenters, cabinetmakers and installers, woodworkers, electricians and plumbers. DeWalt announces the launch of its new 20 Volt...
  • Tool News - Bosch Ultra-Compact Drill/Driver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 7, 2010
    Bosch recently announced the new PS31 Ultra-Compact Drill/Driver. The new PS31 boasts both the shortest height (7”) and the shortest head length (7.04”) of any standard-chuck drill/driver, yet it is still delivers plenty of power (265 inch...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Porter-Cable 18-volt Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    New Porter-Cable Lithium-ion Batteries and Tools Porter-Cable recently expanded its professional- grade cordless tool line with a slew of new tools and extended use 18-volt lithium-ion batteries to complement their current Ni-Cad and lithium-powered options...
  • Tool News - Milwaukee M12 Right-angle Drill/Driver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 12, 2009
    Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands its lithium-ion system with the new M12™ Cordless 3/8” Right Angle Drill Driver. With a head size of only 3.75” and a 3/8” single sleeve ratcheting chuck, the new right angle drill provides...