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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tool News - Delta 13" Thickness Planer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Delta now offers a new 13" Portable Thickness Planer that delivers exceptional precision for today’s woodworker. The new planer (model 22-590), designed with exclusive innovative features, boasts premium cut quality to minimize snipe and maximize...
  • Tool News - Delta 18" Drill Press

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Delta just introduced the new 18" Laser Drill Press (model 18-900L). It features a patent-pending Auto-Tensioning Belt Drive System, an industry first that allows for fast and easy speed changes while maximizing efficiency with consistent belt tension...
  • Tool News - Stanley Rolling Workshop Toolbox

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, June 20, 2010
    Stanley recently introduced the new Rolling Workshop. The new Rolling Workshop (020586R) is a combination of three separate sections that work together to provide one functional storage solution. The bottom bin, which is attached to the chassis, opens...
  • Tool News - General International 17" Drill Press

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 25, 2010
    General International just announced the model 75-260 M1 17" extended stroke drill press. This new model is designed for precision drilling applications in either wood or metal. This unit includes all the basic functions and features found on most...
  • Tool News - General International 1-1/2 HP Portable Cyclone

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 2, 2010
    General International just announced the new 1-1/2 HP 2-stage portable cyclone (10-800CF). Mounted on large swivel casters and featuring a low profile design with a maximum height of 70 inches, the 10-800CF is suited to a wide variety of small to medium...
  • All About Vises

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 9, 2011
    All About Vises Add clamping power to your workbench. By Randy Johnson and Tom Caspar A good vise is tool money well spent. It’s a solid investment in your workbench that pays off every time you need to hold a piece of wood. Two Types of Vises Everybody’s...
  • Nicely-Priced Moisture Meter

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Unknown moisture content in solid wood can sure mess up a project. A moisture meter is an inexpensive insurance policy that allows you to confirm the precise moisture content of your material before making the first cut. The mini-Ligno E/D from Lignomat...
  • Get It Dead Square

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Assembling projects perfectly square can be a challenge. The more parts you have, the more complicated it gets. Having a set of 3D Squares, $50 for four, is like having your woodworking buddy in the shop to help you. Just clamp the squares to each part...
  • Hide-away Shop Desk

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    I used to have a desk in my shop for reviewing cutlists and drawing plans. I really liked having that permanent spot for my calculator, pens, pencils and paper, but its big horizontal surface was a magnet for piling up junk. That's why I was thrilled...
  • Nicely-Priced HVLP

    by AW-Editor     Friday, May 9, 2008
    You can spend plenty of dough on an HVLP (high volume low pressure) spray system, so I was surprised to see the price on the Earlex HVLP 3000. At $120, it looked like it might be too good to be true. Now that I've run lots of finish through the unit...
  • Clamp Almost Anywhere

    by AW-Editor     Friday, May 9, 2008
    The new Veritas Surface Clamp ($59.50) provides a way to secure a workpiece almost anywhere that you can drill a 3/4-in.-dia. hole. It even works on vertical surfaces. Most bench clamps require through holes. This Veritas clamp also anchors in blind holes...
  • Environmentally Safe Paint and Varnish Remover

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Jasco's new Green Strip is completely free of two hazardous chemicals commonly found in paint strippers: methylene chloride (a suspected carcinogen) and N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP, suspected to cause reproductive toxicity). According to Jasco, Green...
  • 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...