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  • Magnetic Hold-Downs Switch On and Off

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Ever get stuck trying to figure out how to fasten a jig or featherboard to a cast-iron tabletop? Sure, sometimes you can use the miter-gauge slot, but it's not always convenient. If you've ever had this problem, new products from Magswitch will...
  • Versatile Tenoning Jig

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    A tenoning jig is one of my favorite tablesaw accessories. I use it for many different joints, including straight tenons, angled tenons, bridle joints, splined miters and scarf joints. When I recently reviewed these handy tools, I overlooked an impressive...
  • Reworked Sign-Making Kit

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Having recently used a Milescraft Signcrafter to rout names into nearly 1,000 fence pickets for a playground project, I was excited to look at the new Milescraft SignPro, $49.99, a beefier version of the Signcrafter.The SignPro's new guide bushings...
  • Dovetail Jig for a Router Table

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    The new Route-R-Joint from Woodline USA, $179, is a unique dovetailing jig. Instead of handling a router on top of the jig, you invert the jig on top of your router table. The Route-R-Joint can cut half-blind and through dovetails, along with heart shaped...
  • Amazing Cut Quality

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    The new Freud Fusion tablesaw blade, $99, provides a crosscut or rip cut, that's as smooth as a baby's… well, you know. Forty-tooth alternate top bevel (ATB) tablesaw blades like the Fusion aren't new, but the Freud blade provides a...
  • Perfect Circles With Your Router

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Need a way to cut perfect circles? I'm pretty impressed with the new jig from Circle Cutters, Inc., $49.99. It's a simple device that uses your router to cut a nearly infinite variety of diameters. It allows you to cut circles from 6-in. to 48...
  • Super New Dovetail Jigs

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Leigh Industries has a well-deserved reputation for making top-of-the-line dovetail jigs. They've just introduced three new ones: the Super Jigs. They're available in 12, 18 and 24-in. models and are priced at $199, $259, and $329 respectively...
  • Make Louvered Doors and Shutters

    by AW-Editor     Friday, May 9, 2008
    Templates for making louvered doors are unique accessories for the Leigh FMT Jig. They're simple to set up and easy to use. It's hard to imagine a more straightforward way to make the cuts required for louvered doors or shutters. Like all other...
  • Smart Digital Miter Gauge

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The ProMiter-100 is a well engineered, precision miter gauge designed for woodworkers by a woodworker, Mario Salazar, owner of Salazar Solutions. With the ProMiter-100 you can set angles to within 0.1 degree of accuracy from -50 degrees to +50 degrees...
  • BOSCH Digital Multi-Detector

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The new Bosch Model DMD4K Multi-Detector has capabilities that go way beyond the average stud finder. Flip a switch and this versatile tool will detect embedded metal in a slab of wood (before your saw does) or pin-point live wires and plumbing buried...
  • Fast Accurate Height Adjustments

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The Angle Wright is a precision instrument that helps you make quick and accurate height adjustments of router bits, jointer knives and table saw blades. Made in the USA of anodized aluminum and steel, it features recessed brass adjustment knobs that...
  • Magic Molder Wins Sequoia Award

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The Magic Molder, a molding head for tablesaws, won the Sequoia New Product Award for leadership in ergonomics and safety at the 2007 Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) fair. The Molder accommodates detail plugs with carbide...
  • Corral Tablesaw Dust

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Tablesaws are notorious for spewing fine dust everywhere. This dust isn't just a nuisance; it's hazardous to breathe. The Dust Cutter, a fabric bag that easily fastens underneath most benchtop and contractor-style saws (up to 17-in. by 20-in....
  • Upgrade Your Lift With Digital Accuracy And Repeatability

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The Digi-Router is the newest member of the Digi-Kit family from Accurate Technologies. The Digi-Router is made in the U.S.A. and designed to retrofit JessEm and Bench Dog router lifts with other router lift models in the works. The Digi-Router permits...
  • A Hundred Jigs In One

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    The Router-Ease Guide is an American- made tool designed to meet the needs of both the weekend enthusiast and the professional. The Router-Ease Guide functions as a two- or four-sided adjustable jig/template. The Router-Ease Guide eliminates downtime...