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  • Tool News - DeWALT's 24 Inch Tote with Power Tool Case

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 28, 2011
    DeWALT's 24 Inch Tote with Power Tool Case The two-in-one storage solution allows contractors to easily store power tools, hand tools and accessories—like drill bits, nails and screws—in the power tool case, which also functions as a lid...
  • Tool News - MLCS PowerLift Motorized Router Lift

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, November 1, 2010
    MLCS recently introduced the Powerlift, a motorized router lift for your router table. It allows you to make hands free plunge cuts, raise a spinning router bit into the work piece with a bi-directional foot pedal, and save time and increase efficiency...
  • Tool News - Forrest Manufacturing WoodWorker I Blades for Festool Saws

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 2, 2010
    Forrest Manufacturing recently announced that the company now offers two metric versions of its deluxe Custom WoodWorker I Blades for use on Festool plunge cut circular saws. These two Custom WoodWorker I Blades are especially suitable for joinery and...
  • Tools News - Portable Carpentry Workshop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    The Portable Carpentry Workshop, popularly known as PCW, organizes all the tools of the carpenter’s trade into one rolling, easily accessible cabinet. From the table saw, miter saw to router, all tools are centralized, contained within one transportable...
  • Tool News - General International Flexible Expandable Roller Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    General International's new model 50-166 adjustable height expandable roller system is ideal for support of large, awkward or cumbersome stock and for in-feed or out-feed assist applications. It's ideal for use in wood shop applications with sheet...
  • Tool News - Rockler SpeedCope

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Rockler just introduced the SpeedCope, a new heavy-duty jig that helps make cope cuts for tight fitting overlapped joints in crown and base molding. Coped joints have long been the inside corner joint of choice among finish carpenters. To make them, a...
  • Tool News - Milwaukee AC/DC Wall and Vehicle Chargers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 4, 2009
    Milwaukee recently introduced the new M12 and M18 AC/DC Wall and Vehicle Chargers for their M12 line of lithium-ion batteries. Designed for the work day of the professional tradesman, the new chargers combine the functionality of a wall charger and vehicle...
  • Tool News - Craftsman Digital Miter Gauge

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, January 1, 2009
    If you’ve ever had to cut pieces with precise compound angles, you’ll really appreciate Craftsman’s new digital miter gauge. It’s accurate to within one-tenth of a degree. The gauge comes equipped with a clever magnetic device...
  • Instant Carving

    by AW-Editor     Monday, September 29, 2008
    A friend of mine spent years trying to teach me to carve. Sorry, it just ain't in these hands. But CMT had me carving—sort of—in minutes. The company's new 3D Router Carver System turns a plunge router into a carving tool. You can...
  • Easy-To-Customize Mobile Base

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, September 18, 2008
    Whether your shop is spacious or petite, you can't beat the convenience of having your equipment mobile. The new Universal Mobile Base Hardware, $60, will help you get rolling. Customizing the base for any tool is simple. It has a high load rating...
  • Miter Saw Dust Shroud

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    Miter saws are a great convenience, but they spread sawdust like a sprinkler spreads water. The new Downdrafter shroud from Rousseau, $200, combined with a dust collector, acts like a parachute behind the saw and grabs almost every bit of dust. You may...
  • Electronic Age Hits Miter Saws

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    Lasers have proven to be a wonderful way to add safety and accuracy to miter saws. Now Hitachi has taken ease-of-use to a new level by adding both a laser and a digital readout to its C12LCH 12-in. single compound miter saw, $369. The laser casts a line...
  • 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...
  • Versatile Throat Plate

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, July 8, 2008
    Zero-clearance throat plates are one of the best accessories you can put on your tablesaw. With a slot that tightly fits the blade, you get less tear-out and no trapped offcuts, with both standard blades and dado sets. Buying a whole stack of throat plates...
  • Rout Ellipses with Ease

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 15, 2008
    Two new jigs from Trend make routing ellipses as easy as routing circles. Actually, these jigs rout circles, too. The Mini Ellipse Jig (shown above) is designed for use with a light-duty plunge router. It allows routing ellipses from 9-in. by 7-in. to...