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  • Tool News - General International 22” Heavy Duty Wood Cutting Band Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 21, 2011
    General International 22” Heavy Duty Wood Cutting Band Saw Heavy-duty one-piece frame, designed for added stability. Requires no further assembly. Dynamically balanced cast-iron wheels with replaceable rubber tires, mounted on heavyduty bearings...
  • 14 Great Little Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    14 Great Little Tools Time-tested and woodworker-approved, here are some of our favorite workaday tools By George Vondriska “What tools do I need for my shop?” This has to be one of the most common question in woodworking. The answer usually...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Lock Miter Setup Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Lock Miter Setup Jig A lock miter is an excellent joint for building boxes and small cases. It creates lots of surface area for glue and a tight mechanical fit—the two requirements of any good woodworking joint. There’s one big downside, however...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Compact Routers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Compact Routers DeWalt and Porter-Cable have jointly manufactured a router that introduces woodworkers to a new class of compact machines. There are small differences between the two models, but both combine the maneuverability of a laminate trimmer with...
  • Tablesaw Box Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    A shop-made jig with micro-adjust guarantees perfect joints. by Tim Johnson Box joints are the savvy woodworker’s alternative to dovetails. Strong, great-looking and quickly made, box joints are an especially good choice when you have a large number...
  • Essential Tablesaw Blades

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Essential Tablesaw Blades Choose complementary blades for perfect results By Tim Johnson In the dark ages of woodworking, before carbide, you never used the same blade for ripping and crosscutting. Cutting plywood required yet another blade. Today, hybrid...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Blade for Small Box Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Blade for Small Box Joints If you’re a box-maker, you’ve probably considered many ways to join a box’s corners. How about 1/8" or 1/10"-wide finger joints? They’re very strong and have a sleek appearance—you’ve...
  • Tool News - MICRO-KERF40 10" Table Saw Blade

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    MICRO-KERF40 10" Table Saw Blade Total Saw Solutions developed the beginning stages of this saw blade in the early 1990’s for the industrial wood cutting market. Superior blade performance reduces energy consumption and material waste. Less...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Two-Handed Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Two-Handed Sander Ever wish you had an extra handle on your sander? Not for extra pressure—that would create unwanted swirl marks. But another handle would give you extra control and relieve the tedium of sanding with only one hand. If you’re...