New Tricks Set Skil Router Apart
The name Skil conjures an image of the ubiquitous circular saw synonymous with the brand. What it doesn’t call to mind is routers. So when Woodcraft started carrying Skil routers, I was skeptical.
New TPE Handles Give Razorsaw Japanese Saws Better Grip and Fit
Japanese hand tool enthusiasts should check out the new Razorsaw handsaws at Woodcraft – updated versions of general-purpose and joinery saws that feature handles made of the latest, textured Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE), a lightweight material with user-friendly features.
Hot New Tools: Issue 99
Canadian toolmaker JessEm has introduced a substantial sequel to their popular Mite-R-Excel table saw miter gauge. Impeccably made, this drool-worthy accessory is flush with well-designed features, and is one of the best accessories you can get for your table saw.
Great Gear: Issue 99
New tools typically come with a few hex keys required for assembly and adjustment. If you collected and organized those Allen wrenches, you could probably get by without a dedicated set in your shop. The problem is that those cheap versions often strip easily and are too small to use comfortably. This set from Wera Tools solves all that.
Hot New Tools: Issue 98
The benchtop jointer market is chock-full of 6" machines, but not many 8" models. RIKON Power Tools has addressed this lack with their new 20-800H 8" jointer.
Great Gear: Issue 98
Not all of my assets for successful woodworking live in my tool cabinet. I hold this insulated tumbler on par with both my block plane and pocket square when it comes to shop efficiency.
Hot New Tools: Issue 97
Since using fellow editor Paul Anthony’s Adjust-A-Bench some years ago, I’ve suffered a bit of bench envy. So I jumped at the opportunity to test Adjust-A-Bench inventor Geoff Noden’s new Craftsman Hardware Package.
Hot New Tools: Issue 96
Bora Portamate has introduced a new power tool edge guide, along with a line of accompanying accessories.
Great Gear: Issue 96
This handy telescoping tool grabs bits, bolts, washers, nuts, or any of the many things that slip from the grip of my buttery fingers. I don’t recall buying it; I think I simply found it my toolbox years ago, and have been thrilled to have it ever since.
Hot New Tools: Issue 95
Triton’s newest benchtop sander offers two capable sanders in one convenient, clever package. It’s essentially an oscillating spindle sander with the added functionality of a small, stationary belt sander.