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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 - 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 - 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 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 Low Voltage Unisaw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Delta recently launched a new low voltage control Unisaw to meet the needs of industrial and institutional customers that prefer the LVC feature. The enhanced Unisaw (model 36-L552LVC) delivers the durability and power of a three-phase Baldor motor with...
  • 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 - Festool T3 Drills

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 8, 2009
    Festool USA recently announced the launch of two new lithium ion cordless drill/drivers, the T 12+3 and T 15+3. With sophisticated electronics, brushless motors and lithium ion batteries, they offer plenty of power in a light weight package. The new brushless...
  • 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 - 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...
  • Tool News - Ridgid SmartCart

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, January 1, 2009
    The Ridgid SmartCart wet/dry vac’s rectangular shape provides innovative function to its form-organized storage unlike other shop vacs on the market. The box design has drawers within the unit for all of the extra nozzles and hoses. Additional storage...
  • 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...
  • $1 Tape Measure and Pencil Clip

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 5, 2008
    OK, I admit it: Keeping both a pencil and tape measure close at hand is a problem for me. I generally have only one or the other, sometimes neither. SpeedClip, a clever $1 solution, clips onto your belt and has built-in holders for a tape measure and...
  • T-Track

    by AW-Editor     Saturday, August 30, 2008
    T-track is a versatile product that has many great uses around the shop. It can be attached to the fence of a chop saw, drill press or router table to provide a quick, secure place to attach feather boards, stops and hold-downs. It also makes a great...