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  • Master Your Brad Nailer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, February 8, 2010
    Tips and products to make your brad nailer safe and easy to use. Tim Johnson Avoid the Blowout Curse A brad that unexpectedly shoots out the side of your project is guaranteed to make you curse, especially if your finger happens to be in the way. Blowout...
  • Random-Orbit Sanders

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    How they work, how to choose the right one and tips for better results. by Richard Tendick Random-orbital sanders are terrific time-saving machines. They can remove milling marks left by a tablesaw, jointer or planer in no time flat. As simple as they...
  • Slow-Speed Grinders

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 25, 2010
    These 10 machines are designed to save your tools from overheating: Do they measure up? by Tom Caspar and Jason McNellis If you love hand tools, chances are you’ll need a grinder. When a blade becomes very dull, chipped or nicked, grinding is the...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Epilog Laser Receives 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award from Frost & Sullivan

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Woodworking Tool News - Epilog Laser Receives 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award from Frost & Sullivan Epilog Laser, the leading producer of CO2 and fiber laser systems has received the 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Irwin Tools introduces new series of Marples chisels

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 25, 2012
    Woodworking Tool News - Irwin Tools introduces new series of Marples chisels IRWIN ® Tools , a global manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of professional-grade hand tools and power tool accessories, continues the rich heritage of its Marples...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Racor® Ladder Lift

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Woodworking Tool News - Racor® Ladder Lift Racor® launches new solution to store ladders. Today, the Number One bulky storage problem in the garage is where to put the ladder. Ladders are large, heavy, and storage has always been a problem. But...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Drum Roll, Please

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Drum Roll, Please By Brad Holden Drum sanders for small shops have been available for quite a few years now, but it’s been a long time since any of them have been improved in any significant way. The engineering team that first brought the Performax...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Compact & Feature-Packed

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Compact & Feature-Packed By Brad Holden DeWalt introduced their new 20 Volt Max compact impact driver last year, and I absolutely loved it. Now they’ve improved it by switching to a brushless motor, adding three speed settings and redesigning...
  • Woodworking Tool News - A Can for Every Task

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 27, 2012
    A Can for Every Task By Brad Holden Most woodworkers I know own at least one can of WD-40. Wherever there’s steel—and there’s plenty of that in our shops—there’s rust, corrosion and stuck parts. The folks at WD-40 have now...
  • Woodworking Tool News - A Ripping Good Time

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 27, 2012
    A Ripping Good Time By Brad Holden If you're just starting to put together an arsenal of blades for sawing hardwoods, allow me to make a suggestion: Get a rip blade. Sure, a general-purpose blade does a reasonably good job of ripping boards, but just...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Compact Router, Big Features

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Compact Router, Big Features By Brad Holden If you've ever used your laminate trimmer as a router, you understand why compact routers are becoming so popular. Their comfortable one-hand operation makes them easy to use and downright handy. But there’s...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Precision Sliding T-Bevel

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Precision Sliding T-Bevel By Brad Holden How accurate can you be if you use a protractor to read the angle of a sliding T-bevel? A degree or two? How about +/-0.3°—that’s how close you can get with the new Digital Sliding T-Bevel from...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Non-Steel Wool

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Non-Steel Wool By Brad Holden If you've only dipped your toe into the world of waterborne finishes, Siawool from Lee Valley just might make you take the plunge. I stayed away from using water-borne finishes for a long time. That warm, subtle sheen...
  • Woodworking Tool News - 3–in–1 Setup Bars

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Kreg Precision Router Table Setup Bars By Brad Holden Accurate tool setup is half the battle of doing good work. Kreg’s Precision Router Table Setup Bars make the battle a little easier. This kit includes seven bars in 1/16" increments from...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Fully Adjustable Fence

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Carter MagFence II By Brad Holden If you've been thinking about replacing your bandsaw’s stock fence, it doesn’t get any easier than switching to the Carter MagFence II. There’s no retrofitting or making sure you have the right hardware...