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.
Great Gear: Issue 95
Like many woodworkers, I often pulled my old bevel-down Stanley #151 “gull wing” spokeshaves into play to help shape and smooth curved workpieces of all sorts, using the flat-sole version for straight or convex surfaces, and the radiused-sole model for concave shapes.
Hot New Tools: Issue 94
Rikon has a new “contractor saw,” but this designation doesn’t do the tool justice. Instead of hanging the motor off the back of the saw and relying on a long V-belt to transfer power to the blade arbor pulley (standard contractor saw configuration), Rikon has located the motor inside a fully enclosed cabinet.
Hot New Tools: Issue 93
Helical-head planers and jointers tend to cut cleaner than straight-knife machines.
12 Must-Have Layout Tools for Under 20 Bucks
Whether complicated or simple, every project deserves an accurate layout. But you don’t have to spend a lot of cash for on-the-money tools. Here are 12 (one for each day of Christmas) trustworthy marking and measuring tools for under 20 bucks.
Hot New Tools: Issue 92
Kreg’s new 300-series pocket-hole jigs will please beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. As with earlier models, this new jig works perfectly well in its standard, two-hole configuration.
Hot New Tools: Issue 90
Earlier this summer, nearly 100 manufacturers gathered at the Woodcraft Vendor Trade Show to share their latest offerings in hand tools, machinery, finishes, and accessories. Here are just few of the items that caught our eye. For more details go to woodcraft.com, or check them out at your local Woodcraft store.