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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Woodworking Tool News - Dowelmax Junior Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, February 1, 2013
    Dowelmax Junior Jig Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is proud to announce that it will be carrying the new Dowelmax Junior, a precision-machined Doweling Jig that allows users to create an incredible variety of woodworking joints with virtually no marking...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Extra-Large Loose Tenons

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Extra-Large Loose Tenons By Brad Holden Big parts require big joinery. The success of Festool’s Domino joiner, a portable machine that makes smallscale loose-tenon joints, has prompted Festool to up the ante. The new Domino XL makes much larger...
  • JET's Bench Power Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 18, 2011
    JET's Bench Power Tools Cramped for workshop space? JET® offers woodworkers a solution with its BENCH™ top line of power tools that includes 10- and 12 in. miter saws, 10 in. jobsite table saw, 10 in. band saw, 8- and 10 in. planer/jointers...
  • The Powermatic Limited Edition ONYX Series

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 18, 2011
    The Powermatic Limited Edition ONYX Series Powermatic® spotlighted its Limited Edition ONYX Series of woodworking machinery at AWFS, commemorating the brand’s 90th anniversary. These seven exclusive stationary power tools, available only through...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Router Table Box Joints

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Router Table Box Joints Making box joints on a router table is a time-saving alternative to making them on the tablesaw. You don’t have to fuss with a dado set, for one. More importantly, using a router table leaves your tablesaw free for making...
  • Tool News - Grizzly Polar Bear Series

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, December 1, 2010
    Grizzly recently announced a new line of entry-level machines, painted white with a special polar bear badging. The initial offerings include a 10" 2 hp Hybrid Table Saw, a 14" Ultimate Bandsaw, a 17" Heavy-Duty Bandsaw, a 12" Baby...
  • Tool News - Grizzly 12" Short-bed Jointer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 26, 2010
    Grizzly has just announced a new 12" jointer with a short bed, perfect for those with limited floor space. It features a 3 HP, 220V, single-phase motor, a spiral cutterhead with sixty 4-sided indexable carbide inserts, a quiet and efficient serpentine...
  • Carbide Cutterheads for Jointers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    Cut manufactured materials and make fewer knife changes. by Dave Munkittrick The latest thing in jointers is the segmented carbide insert cutterhead. Instead of high-speed steel (HSS) knives, the cutterhead is peppered with an array of solid-carbide inserts...
  • 6-in. Jointers

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    jointer is a must-have for many woodworkers. Few can do without the smooth, straight edges and faces they get from their jointers. We tested twelve 6-in. floor models that sell for under $600. A 6-in. jointer will handle material up to 6-in. wide, the...
  • Versatile Push Block

    by AW-Editor     Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    One of my woodworking rules is start with 10 fingers and quit with 10. So I'm big on push blocks. They protect you from putting your pinkies somewhere you shouldn't. Sometimes you need a flat push block that can be plunked down in the middle of...
  • Grizzly Jointer/Planer

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Put together a 12-in. planer and a 12-in. jointer and what have you got? A two-in-one combination machine that's perfect for a small shop. European woodworkers have long been enthusiastic about these compact machines, but they haven't made much...
  • Jointer/Planer Combo Machine

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Students often ask me if they should buy a jointer or planer first. Here's an opportunity to get both in one tool. Grizzly's new G0633 12-in. Jointer/Planer Combination machine, $1,795, does dual duty with one cutter head. At first blush the price...
  • Big Jointer for Big Work

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    If you're a woodworker who needs a machine large enough to face joint 12-in. material, the new Grizzly G0609 jointer, $1,695, could be just what you're looking for. With a 12 x 84-in. bed, this giant looks more like an aircraft carrier than a...
  • Feature-Packed 6-in. Jointer

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Grizzly's G0604 jointer includes great features usually found on more expensive machines. At 56 in., its bed is about 10 in. longer than those on standard 6-in. jointers. As you know, every extra inch is helpful for jointing straight edges on long...