Titebond III – an adhesive that does everything

Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue is the first one-part, water cleanup wood glue ever offered that is proven waterproof. The waterproof formula passes the ANSI/HPVA Type I water-resistance specification and offers superior bond strength, longer open assembly time and lower application temperature.

Titebond III is non-toxic, solvent free and cleans up with water – safer to use than traditional waterproof wood glues. It provides strong initial tack, sands easily without softening and is FDA approved for indirect food contact (cutting boards). The ultimate in wood glues – ideal for both interior and exterior applications.

titebond III

The complete cutting system

Shaper Origin + Workstation is the precision cutting and workholding solution for your shop.

Origin provides computer-guided CNC precision in a versatile, handheld tool. Workstation offers quick, efficient workholding for pieces that range from the traditional to the small and irregularly-shaped.

Together, they’re your new benchtop cutting solution, helping you streamline your workflows and expand your cutting potential without expanding your shop’s footprint. Invest in your shop in 2021 and order the complete cutting system from Shaper Tools today.

Results of our 2021 Tool Survey

Our September 2021 Tool Survey asked Canadian woodworkers and DIYers about some of their tool buying habits. A total of 2,391 people completed the survey.

58% of respondents spent under $500 on tools over the PAST 12 months, while 21% spent up to $750. A further 21% spent over $750.

When asked how much they would spend on tools over the NEXT 12 months the results were very similar – 56% would spend under $500, 26% up to $750 and 18% would spend over $750.

We asked people what kind of research they did before buying a new tool. 75% preferred to visit a retail store to examine the tool. 66% visit the manufacturer’s website for product information, while 61% read magazine and online reviews of the tool. Just under 30% sought advice on woodworking forums while only 17% relied on advice from social media sites.

2021 Tool Survey

We were interested in knowing what the most important factors are when respondents decided to purchase a tool. 70% said the most important factor was the perceived value (e.g., Quality, Durability, Features) of the tool. 67% said the company (or brand) reputation was crucial, while 66% said price was the most important factor. Other important considerations are warranty/return policy (49%), magazines or online reviews (35%) and recommendation from friends (29%).

Finally, we wanted to know the most common method of purchasing tools. The vast majority of respondents (65%) choose to purchase at big Box Retailers (e.g., Home Hardware, Home Depot, Canadian Tire). 38% choose to shop in person at tool & machinery retailer outlets. Only 13% prefer to shop from tool & machinery retailer outlets online, while the same percentage (13%) purchased from major online company (e.g., Amazon, eBay, newegg). Only 5% purchased directly from manufacturers.

Respondents to the survey also told us what they felt were the most important hand tools, power tools and machinery.

The most important hand tools:

Hand saw14.6%
Hand plane14.0%
Measuring tools10.0%
Other hand tools10.5%

The most important hand held power tools:

Drill/driver 59.1%
Impact driver 13.8%
Circular saw7.9%
Other saws4.6%

The most important stationary or benchtop tools:

Table saw60.5%
Mitre saw13.6%
Drill press9.7%
Thickness planer3.9%

Prize Winner

As a ‘thank-you’ for completing the survey all respondents were entered into a draw to receive an impact driver kit (model DTD171Z), courtesy of Makita Canada. The lucky winner is Satinder R from Calgary AB.


2021 Tool of the year awards

About the Awards

Voting for the 6th Annual Canadian Woodworking Tool of the Year Awards will take place from November 1 – 30, 2021.

These awards acknowledge the best woodworking products released during the calendar year. Winning products are selected by woodworkers just like you – crafts people and DIYers who use woodworking products on a regular basis, and insist on usable features, top quality, great performance, and outstanding value. 

View previous year winners here.

The Categories

Our editorial team, consisting of professional woodworkers with over five decades of combined practical experience and industry insight, will pre-screen all the products released in 2021 (November 1, 2020 to October 30, 2021) into a list of up to 10 candidates in each of the four product categories: Hand Tools, Power Tools, Machinery, and Accessories.

Their selection is based on product specifications, user feedback gleaned from the web, formal reviews undertaken by industry publications and organizations, and in-house shop testing done by our editorial team.


If you are a tool manufacturer and would like to have a product considered for the 2022 Tool of the Year Awards, please contact [email protected] . Include a high resolution image of the product(s) along with a detailed product description, or a link to the product page on your website. The deadline for submission is October 15 of each calendar year.

Voting takes place
from November 1 to 30.

Cast your vote for a chance to win a
DeWALT 20V MAX Compac
Brushless Drill/Driver and Impact Kit (#DCK278C2)

Dewalt DCK278C2

Soothing, optimistic colours on horizon in home decor

Dulux Paints unveils rich, healing Olive Sprig as 2022 Colour of the Year

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2021 – After years of playing it safe with neutral decor, Canadians are eager to introduce an infusion of colour into their homes. Not just any colour – think soothing, saturated tones that represent healing, regrowth and resiliency after a year of uncertainty, social isolation, and living and working remotely amid the pandemic.

That’s the forecast of DULUX® Paints by PPG in announcing Olive Sprig (DLX1125-4) as its 2022 Colour of the Year. Reminiscent of nature, this grounded, comforting sage green emits a sense of calm and tranquility, reflecting consumers’ longing for stability, human connection and self-care in a new normal world.

Olive Sprig is the star hue of the brand’s 2022 palette, which features optimistic, colour-infused tones from every colour family and reveals a new era in home decor.

“We’re seeing a trend towards relaxed, rich, organic hues that will be incorporated into home decor in the coming year,” said Mitsu Dhawan, PPG marketing manager, Dulux Paints by PPG, explaining that this movement represents a break from the neutral tones that have traditionally been the brand’s top-sellers. “Used alone or in combination, inside or outside, the 2022 palette is elegant, versatile and highly-adaptable, brightening walls with a nature-kissed feel.”

Based on research conducted by PPG’s international team of colour experts, the Dulux Paints by PPG brand has unveiled three colour stories – Invaluable, Introspective and Inspired – that will resonate with homeowners in 2022, all under the theme of Horizon.

“The Horizon theme represents our current state of hope, reflection and new beginnings,” Dhawan explained, adding that PPG colour experts found that consumers have been shown to be more inclined to adopt more colourful selections after difficult inflection points throughout history, including the Roaring Twenties and following the Great Depression.

Invaluable: The Invaluable palette culminates a rich library of cultural references to imagine its perfect place in today’s world. Drawing Gatsby-esque inspiration from the past to create the go-to glamourous palette of the present, this colour story is not afraid to be bold. Grounded with lush hues such as Dulux Paints by PPG’s Gooseberry, Castle Stone and Ancient Copper, the Invaluable palette adds depth and warmth to any space. Pair these colours with dark woods and brass accents to really turn up the drama in your home.

Introspective: The Introspective colour story is for those who prioritize self-care and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. Create a serene and intimate space with shades such as Dulux Paints by PPG’s Tea Time, Silver Service, Pine Whisper and Magic Wand, which complement the soothing comfort of Olive Sprig. These hues are perfect for the private yet soulful consumer looking to create an ethereal bedroom retreat, a thoughtful office space, or add a hint of colour to an otherwise neutral-toned kitchen.

Inspired: Those drawn to the Inspired colour palette cannot be pinned down! These mood-boosting shades are sure to turn up the volume in any space and add an optimistic jolt of energy for spaces that need it most – like a statement-making front door or an inspiring child’s playroom. Dulux Paints by PPG’s Aloha and Lettuce Alone offer liveliness and mimic high-tech greens and blues that are sure to turn heads. Warm hues such as Paris Pink, Coral Silk and Crushed Pineapple are perfect picks for the confident, social and adventurous designer who wants to spread joy, embrace change, and break free from minimalist designs of years past. Olive Sprig acts as a muted neutral in this palette to ground the bolder, brighter colour counterparts.

The unveiling of Dulux Paints by PPG’s 2022 paint colour palette coincides with the launch of the brand’s Dulux DIAMOND DISTINCTION™ ultra-washable interior paint. Engineered for unprecedented resistance to stains, scuffs, unsightly marks and abrasions, stains simply wipe away with standard household cleaners and no scrubbing. This low-odour, low-VOC, low sheen eggshell paint and primer in one delivers a soft, smooth finish – exuding the warmth of a matt with a hint of sheen – and is a perfect complement to the brand’s 2022 palette.

For more information about Dulux Paints by PPG’s 2022 Colour Palette of the Year and new Dulux Diamond Distinction paint, visit dulux.ca.