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King Canada has introduced the KWL-813VS, a pen lathe from King Industrial, for entry-level turners. 

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Laguna tools introduced a new lineup of jointers and planers in 2021. As part of this launch, they’ve redesigned their machines and reworked their cutterheads—the QuadTec I (segmented) and ShearTec II (spiral). 

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Bosch has revamped its line of random orbit sanders for better dust collection and decreased vibration without sacrificing performance.

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Some obsessive-compulsive part of me appreciates the assembly line setup of using a series of handheld drills to bore the necessary holes for screws; one drill each for pilot hole, clearance hole, and countersink. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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