Great Gear: A Tough Tool Tote
After nearly four decades of teaching woodworking, I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out what tools I need to take from my shop for each class. I keep my leather-reinforced canvas tote packed and ready with the essentials—a tape measure, apron, machinist square, PPE (personal protective equipment), screwdriver, pencils, utility knife, and drill bits.
Tool Reviews: A Dual-Power Jobsite-Worthy Miter Saw
When Hitachi introduced the first sliding compound miter saw in 1988 it was a real game-changer, offering much more crosscut capacity than regular chopsaws.
Product Video - Oneida Air Systems 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Dust Deputy Cyclone Separator Kit
This quick guide details all of the steps to put together your new Dust Deputy Deluxe Cyclone Separator Kit and begin your dust-free tomorrow! Video from Oneida Air Systems.
Tool Reviews: An All-in-One Quick-Change Tool
Bosch recently introduced a 12-volt little sibling to its “Chameleon” line of cordless drill/drivers. I spent some time lounging with this lizard to see what it could change. Read on to find out.
Great Gear: Everything You Could Mask For
Over the last year, the general public has learned what woodworkers always knew: No matter how well a mask works, you won’t wear one unless it’s comfortable.
Great Gear: Fast Cutting and Versatile
I do a lot of hand shaping on the pieces I build—rounding corners, fairing transitions, and so on. To aid in this work, I recently picked up two half-round rasps from Kutzall—an 8" coarse and a 6" fine—to add to my collection of abrasive cutters.
Great Gear: Get to the Point
Most folks say “you get what you pay for” when discussing pricey items like hand and power tools. But this universal idiom also applies to the humble pencil.
Tool Reviews: Time to Make a Pocket Change?
Kreg recently overhauled its line of pocket-hole jigs, and while the new 520 (#176181) and 720 (above) jigs replace the K4 and K5 in Kreg’s line, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should leave your current jig for a younger model. I took the 720 on a few dates and found something old and something new in this something blue.
Tool Reviews: Two New Flavors of Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Protectors
ISOtunes—a foremost manufacturer of Bluetooth (BT), OSHA-compliant hearing protection devices—has released a new version of their popular earbuds, as well as a set of over-the-ear muffs.
Robust, Wall-Mounted Shop Vacuum Companion
Oneida recently came out with a wall-mounted version of their popular Dust Deputy dust separator. I’ve been a fan of these small portable cyclone systems since they appeared about 15 years ago.