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  • Tool News - Milwaukee® Shockwave™ Impact Duty Accessories

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Milwaukee® Shockwave™ Impact Duty Accessories Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduces over 80 new products in its new line of Shockwave™ Impact Duty accessories. Delivering high performance and functionality, the full range solution...
  • Dream Sharpening Machine

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    "What? A $600 machine that just sharpens hand tools?" That's the reaction I've heard when introducing my pals to the latest in sandpaper-sharpening technology, the Lap-Sharp LS-200. It's the brainchild of a single-minded engineer...
  • 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...
  • Tool News - Milwaukee M12 3/8" Drill

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 27, 2009
    Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation recently expanded its M12 line with the new M12 Cordless 3/8" Drill/Driver. It features a metal locking 3/8" chuck for maximum bit retention and durability. In addition, the 2410-22 delivers up to 25% more...
  • Heavy Lathe with Extra Capacity

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    So here's a dilemma: Mini lathes are designed to be portable, but when you get where you're going, it's nice to have some weight in the machine. At 106 pounds (more than a sheet of MDF weighs), the Maxi Lathe, $300, from General International...
  • Tool News - General International 13" Horizontal Drum Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 11, 2009
    General International just released their new 13" Horizontal Single-drum Sander (Model 15-155 M1). It has a heavy duty open steel stand for greater stability and a high quality conveyor belt for longer service life. Large hand wheel adjusts conveyor...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tool News - Makita Second Generation 18v Drill

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 2, 2010
    Makita just released the new 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless ½” Driver-Drill, model LXFD01CW. The new LXFD01CW, the latest release in Makita’s 18V Compact Lithium-Ion platform, delivers more power with less weight and improved ergonomics...
  • Two-for-One: Impact and Standard Cordless Drills

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    It's hard to imagine a day in the shop without a cordless drill. You can't beat its convenience. But I'm intrigued by impact drivers, which are hitting the cordless market hard. Impact drivers are overkill for the small screws commonly used...
  • Tool News - C.H. Hanson Ball Level

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    The Precision Ball Level is a three-in-one tool that includes a patented precision aviation ball compass design that expands the use of the level beyond its traditional job of indicating level and plumb surfaces. With a simple glance, the Precision Ball...
  • Tool News - Kreg Micro Pockethole Jig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 29, 2009
    Kreg will be adding a new jig to their popular pockethole joinery selection of products. The Micro Pockethole Jig creates a hole that is 25% smaller than the original and uses shorter screws, which means you can use pockethole joinery with thinner stock...
  • Tool News - Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Delta just announced the new 1 1⁄2 HP Dust Collector, the newest addition to their line of premium dust management products. The new dust collector (model 50-786) delivers power and filtration superior to previous dust collection offerings in a...
  • Eliminate Fuzzy Fillets

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Freud's new Quadra-Cut router bits produce routed profiles with little or no tear out or fuzz even on cross-grain cuts. These unique, patented bits employ four cutting edges instead of two. The large profile cutters remove most of the stock with an...
  • Cordless Brad Nailer

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    DeWalt's new DC608 isn't the first cordless brad nailer, but it is one of the best. The big advantage of going cordless, of course, is that you don't need a compressor or gas cartridges, and there's no air hose to deal with. The DC608...