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Achieve flawless finishes in less time with the new Festool ETS EC brushless sanders. Equipped with the EC-TEC® Brushless Motor, these low-profile, long-life, and low-vibration sanders can run all day with multiple shifts. Available in a fine 3 mm stroke (ETS EC 125 and ETS EC 150/3) or a broader 5 mm stroke (ETS EC 150/5), these sanders offer the performance of an air sander without the expense and bulk of an air system. These sanders are equipped with innovative features, which include Multi-Jetstream dust extraction, extraction connection signal, electronic active vibration stop, carbide-tipped sanding brakes and much more – making them the ultimate high-demand sanding tools.

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Introducing General Finishes 2014 color palette for Milk Paint, adding 14 new colors to the premixed line it calls “furniture paint with soul.”  The popular high-tech

acrylic furniture and project finish can be mixed, lightened, distressed, glazed, layered for different colors and antiqued.  It’s perfect for unfinished furniture, upcycling or
repurposing furniture.  Available in 28 mixable colors.
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Freud’s newest rail-and-stile bit sets not only cut standard cope-and-stick profiles, but also create full-length (or less) tenons. The key is the two-part rail bit. After cutting the ends of the rails, you remove the top section of the bit and continue using the cutter to increase the length of the tenon. But is it as simple as it sounds? I requested a set to find out.

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Bowclamp

For a caul to work properly, and evenly distribute clamping pressure, the caul’s curve must be “perfect”. If you are like most woodworkers and have had less than satisfactory results when using homemade cauls, it is most likely due to a less than perfect curve. Using modern CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology, and several years of wood research, Bowclamp® developed a process that creates a true curve on quartersawn hard maple blanks to ensure perfectly even distribution of clamping pressure across a clamped surface.

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After a four year hiatus, our handy Saddle T-Squares are once again available in four sizes in either Imperial or metric scales. These are precision-machined marvels unlike any other squares.

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What’s cool about this product is having the thread identifiers on a handy strong, yet flexible single lanyard for each Metric and Inch sizes. Hang it on your peg board hook, drawer handle, cabinet handle, or tack it with a nail on a wood board anywhere in your shop. Stop the guess work when matching up nut and bolt sizes.  Available in separate Inch (Woodcraft item #158931) and Metric (Woodcraft item #158932) versions or together in one Set (Woodcraft item #158933).  Click on the photo for additional information.

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Gapgauge

Gap Gauges, Can’t Miss Sizing Tools for Common Woodworking Joints. How many tedious test cuts and guesswork setups does it take to make simple joints? With Woodpeckers latest Gap Gauge OneTIME Tool, the answer is– one! And you can leave your ruler in your pocket. Seriously!

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Mortisetenon

The MT Center Gauge takes the guesswork out of precisely marking out mortise and tenon joints when they must be centered exactly on your stock. Based on the never-fail reliability of a parallelogram, the MT Center Gauge features two, precision-machined parallel arms that quickly adjust to the stock thickness. The center bar is automatically placed dead center on the material. Now just mark out the center bar location on your stock– and you’re done!

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We live in a 3-D world, so our wood projects need to share the same idea. Bending wood is not a new concept, but Earlex makes it easier for you to attain the shapes in your wood projects that you desire.  To help assist you with perfect flowing designs is the new Earlex Steam Generator.  The electric unit is compact, light weight, has thermal protection, and even includes instructions on how you can build your own steam box!  Great for any projects like boating, furniture, instruments, and is only limited to what your imagination can come up with!

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What are our ONETIME TOOLS? They’re the tools that our partners at Woodpeckers® plan to run once. Often these are tools we ourselves would like but can’t put in full production.  The process is simple; they build a couple, take some pictures and open a 10-20 day window for others to jump on the production run.  Once they know how many to make, they get them done and move on to something else.


By buying a One Time Tool®, you will own a limited run precisely machined tool that will make you the envy of all your woodworking friends and you have a tool that will be used for generations.  These tools are proudly made in the U.S.A.

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