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  • Woodworking Tool News - Cadillac Coping Sled

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Infinity Cutting Tools Professional Coping Sled By Brad Holden A good coping sled is a must for cope and stick routing. A great coping sled is icing on the cake, and that’s what Infinity has achieved with their industrial-quality Professional Coping...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Ultimate Face Vise

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Ultimate Face Vise By Brad Holden A good vise is essential to a good workbench. It’s your extra pair of hands, hands you rely on every day. The trend in vises seems to be to cut corners in order to make them cheaper. While I appreciate saving money...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Multipurpose Clamp Aids

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Multipurpose Clamp Aids By Brad Holden The "universal clamping block" really lives up to its name. It’s just a flat aluminum bar with a loop on one end, yet it can be used to clamp a mitered frame, a workpiece on a drill press, the sides...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Versatile Small Cyclone

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Versatile Small Cyclone By Brad Holden When we polled woodworkers about which tool they were likely to buy next year, the most common answer was, “A dust collector!” If you’re in the hunt and have a shop with limited space, here’s...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Finely Crafted Box Hinges

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Finely Crafted Box Hinges By Brad Holden Finely crafted projects, such as the boxes made by Ian Hawthorne, deserve the best hardware. These Neat Box Hinges from Hawthorne Crafts will lend beauty, subtlety and durability to any small project. Crafted in...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Veritas Bench Chisels

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Veritas Bench Chisels By Brad Holden A bench chisel is probably the only type of chisel most woodworkers require. It’s used to pare dovetails, chop mortises and for every job in between. Some bench chisels are definitely a cut above the rest. Here’s...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Extra-Large Loose Tenons

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Extra-Large Loose Tenons By Brad Holden Big parts require big joinery. The success of Festool’s Domino joiner, a portable machine that makes smallscale loose-tenon joints, has prompted Festool to up the ante. The new Domino XL makes much larger...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Rabbeting Bit Accessory

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Rabbeting Bit Accessory By Brad Holden I got in a pickle the other day when I needed to rout a curved rabbet that was 9/32" wide. None of the bearings with my rabbet bit set would work. There’s a classic solution to this problem: You can place...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Hide Your Trash Can

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Rev-A-Shelf Top-Mount Pull-Out Waste Containers with Soft Close By Brad Holden Hardware from Rev-A-Shelf for hiding a trash can behind a cabinet door now has a soft-close feature. You just give the door a nudge and it gently closes without slamming. The...
  • 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...
  • 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 - The Blue Blades March In

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Irwin Marples Woodworking Series Circular Saw Blades By Brad Holden You'll be seeing a whole bunch of new 10" thin-kerf saw blades in stores pretty soon: the blue Marples line, from Irwin. They’re squarely aimed at the serious woodworker...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - High-Tech Handsaws

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 13, 2011
    High-Tech Handsaws Unplug the machines, relax and get ready for a good time with one of the oldest woodworking tools around: the handsaw. It’s just you, the saw and the wood. Of course, you’ll want a tool that is comfortable, wellbalanced...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Redesigned Planer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 13, 2011
    Redesigned Planer Delta has just introduced a new 13" planer, the 22-590. It replaces the 22-580, a model that received top marks in our planer tool test back in 2003. In the years since, few other small planers have met the very high standard set...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Revamped Jigsaws

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 13, 2011
    Revamped Jigsaws Cutting hardwood with a jigsaw is a brutal test of the machine’s quality. Many saws don’t score high marks because their blade defl ects, producing cuts that are out of square. That makes it hard to accurately follow a line...