Great Gear: Issue 83

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DMT Credit Card Diamond Stones

What’s in your wallet? 

DMT Credit Card Diamond Stones

Nobody wants to be called dull, but that adjective is even more painful for a woodworker to hear. With a couple of credit card-sized diamond stones from DMT, you can always keep your edge by carrying a sharpening system in your back pocket. Available in grits from coarse to extra fine, these small stones will quickly abrade cutting edges to restore sharpness to edge tools and router bits. Water is all you need for lubrication. Bring this special credit card along the next time you’re invited to dinner. You won’t be a dull guest after sharpening all your host’s steak knives. 

—Tim Snyder

Extra Fine, #143652 $16.99
Fine, #143653, $16.99
Coarse, #143654, $16.99

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream

Tool maintenance

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream

Woodworking leaves my hands dry and scaly. I take precautions in the shop to keep my two most important tools in one piece, but like other shop equipment, hands need maintenance. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands moisturizes skin and heels cracked fingertips. And the cream creates a protective layer on your skin, preventing further damage. A little dab’ll do ya, and with a three-year shelf life, one tub lasts a good while. I get immediate relief, and after a couple of days my two best tools are back in good working order.

—Chad McClung

RIDGID FlipTop Portable Work Support

Auxiliary support that won’t steer you wrong

RIDGID FlipTop Portable Work Support

If you want to rip long stock on your table saw (and who doesn’t?), you need auxiliary feed support. But it’s too important a job to leave to traditional roller supports that are easily toppled if not adjusted to a precise height, and which can errantly steer your stock. This RIDGID support stand won’t let you down or lead you astray. Its slick plastic platform pivots slightly downward on its infeed side to “catch” the approaching board, and its low-friction surface won’t misdirect the stock. Mule-steady and height-adjustable from 27" to 45", it’s just what you need for proper feed. 

—Paul Anthony

Items above available at Woodcraft stores, at, or by calling (800) 225-1153, unless otherwise noted. Prices subject to change without notice.

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