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  • Well-Equipped Shop - Lignomat Mini-Ligno E/D Moisture Meter

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    Compact Digital Moisture Meter Delivers Precise Results Knowing the moisture content of your wood before using it is important. If your lumber has been sitting for a while or if you enjoy milling your own boards, a moisture meter could be the difference...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Gorilla Epoxy and Super Glue

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    New formulas provide strong, flexible bond These offerings from Gorilla Glue bring a couple very useful bonding agents to woodworkers. They aren’t intended to replace wood glues in the shop, but having an epoxy and a superglue (cyanoacrylate/CA...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Bosch Daredevil Spade Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    Devilish Bits The new Daredevil spade bits from Bosch feature threaded, conical tips. This allows for easier and quicker drilling. Little force is needed to start the hole, as the threads pull the bit into the wood down. Their patented spur and reamer...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Demo Air Net

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    Fan-powered dust collection The Demo Air Net turns an ordinary box fan or circular fan into a convenient, inexpensive tool for reducing airborne dust associated with sanding, routing and sawing when conventional dust collection isn’t available....
  • Well-Equipped Shop - DeWalt XRP Drills

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    Three Powerful Drills The new DeWalt XRP drills are serious tools, built to last. They feature a high-power, high-efficiency motor that provides plenty of muscle for drilling and fastening. The transmission has three speeds to adjust torque for different...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Porter-Cable 18-volt Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    New Porter-Cable Lithium-ion Batteries and Tools Porter-Cable recently expanded its professional- grade cordless tool line with a slew of new tools and extended use 18-volt lithium-ion batteries to complement their current Ni-Cad and lithium-powered options...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Bosch 4-volt Screwdriver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    Bosch 4V Lithium-Ion Screwdriver Don’t let the small size fool you. The new Bosch 4-volt lithium-ion screwdriver fits in the hardest to reach places, making it perfect for attaching hinges and other finish work. It comes with a case, two batteries...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Veritas Small Scraping Plane

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    Small Scraping Plane Sometimes a wood grain’s direction is so unruly that planing just gets you in trouble–tearout is inevitable. Faced with this situation, the hand tool to pick up is a scraper. A card scraper is fine for small areas, but...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Jorgenson Gear Clamp, Lever Clamp and ISD3 Expandable Clamp

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 19, 2010
    Bar Clamp Trio Jorgenson recently introduced a trio of newly designed bar clamps. The Lever Clamp comes in 6” and 12” capacities and is perfect for assembly work, where a lightweight, quickly adjustable clamp can make things so much easier...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Premium Blade Set

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 12, 2011
    Premium Blade Set Upgrading a blade and chipbreaker can turn a pretty good plane into a dream tool. If you’ve been thinking about buying a premium plane, here’s an alternative plan: Get an old Stanley, tune it up, and replace its blade and...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Woodworker's Drill Press

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Woodworker's Drill Press Delta’s new 18" drill press is specifically designed for woodworking. The difference is in the table: It’s a big improvement over the tables designed for metalworking on most drill presses. First off, Delta’s...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Small-Shop Pneumatics

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Small-Shop Pneumatics A Compressor is a bonus for any shop, whether you’re powering a nailer to quickly assemble a jig or using an air nozzle to blow out a dust collector’s filter. But a compressor can be large and heavy—less than ideal...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - No-Math Dado Setup

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    No-Math Dado Setup In-between size dadoes are much easier to set up using this go/no-go gauge from Infinity. Usually you have to make a lot of trial-and-error cuts to create a tight groove for an in-between piece of wood, such as an undersized piece of...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Handy Layout Square

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Handy Layout Square Squaring a line around an edge is no easy task. It takes a bright light, good eyes and a steady hand—or a clever device such as the Combination 3D Square from M-Powered Tools. It has a large saddle square built right in. The...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Two-Handed Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Two-Handed Sander Ever wish you had an extra handle on your sander? Not for extra pressure—that would create unwanted swirl marks. But another handle would give you extra control and relieve the tedium of sanding with only one hand. If you’re...