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

DEWALT ATOMIC compact series 20V MAX lineup expands with new impact driver and impact wrenches

20V MAX* 1/4-In. 3-Speed Impact Driver Is The Shortest High Torque Impact Driver Ever From DEWALT

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 30, 2021) – DEWALT adds to the growing ATOMIC Compact Series™ 20V MAX* portfolio with a new 20V MAX* 1/4-In. 3-Speed Impact Driver (DCF850), 20V MAX* 1/2-In. Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil (DCF921), 20V MAX* 1/2-In. Impact Wrench with Detent Pin Anvil (DCF922), and 20V MAX* 3/8-In. Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil (DCF923). Each tool boasts a short length and minimal weight for tight-space applications and user comfort.

At only 3.97-In. in length, the 20V MAX* 1/4-In. 3-Speed Impact Driver (DCF850) is 29 percent shorter. With a brushless motor that delivers 30 percent more max torque* at 1825 in-lbs., as well as 3250 RPM (no-load), the impact driver powers through heavy applications like larger fasteners and spade bits while providing access to tighter spaces like cabinetry and framing. Three LED lights provide optimum illumination while 3-Speed setting and a variable speed trigger allow for precision and control.

Each of the new 20V MAX* Impact Wrenches delivers up to 300 ft-lbs. of max tightening torque and up to 450 ft-lbs. of max breakaway torque, all at an astonishing weight of just 2.5 lbs. (tool only) each. At less than 5-In in length, the DCF921 brushless impact wrench is 28 percent more compact† for comfort and improved access when working in tight spaces. Glass filled nylon housings help resist the effects of harsh automotive chemicals and solvents making it ideal for use in a variety of construction and automotive applications including grooved couplings, pipe flanges, concrete anchors, brake repair, engine bay work, suspension repair and more. Precision Wrench™ Control provides added control when used in forward/reverse and TimberScrew™ Mode for performance in wood fastening applications.

The DCF921 and DCF923 each feature a hog ring anvil for easy socket changes while the DCF922 has a detent pin anvil for users who require additional socket retention. Users can also select LED brightness with the 3 mode select button.

The new DEWALT ATOMIC Compact Series™ 20V MAX* Impact Driver and Impact Wrenches will be available this fall where DEWALT products are sold. See below for additional information on SKUs and MSRPs. For more information on DEWALT products, visit www.dewalt.com.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**Compared to DCF885

***Rated torque vs. DCF885 Impact Driver with Rated Torque of 1400 in-lbs.

†Tool head vs. DEWALT DCF894 Impact Wrench

∆Tool head (front to back)

DCF850BATOMIC™ Compact Series™ 20V MAX* 1/4-In. 3-Speed Impact Driver (Bare)$199
DCF850P1Includes Tool, Belt Hook, (1) 20V MAX* 5Ah Battery, Charger, and Contractor Bag$349
DCF921BATOMIC™ Compact Series™ 20V MAX* 1/2-In.Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil (Bare)$259
DCF921P2Includes Tool, (2) 20V MAX* 5.0Ah XR® Batteries (DCB205), Charger, Kit Bag, Belt Clip$479
DCF922BATOMIC™ Compact Series™ 20V MAX*1/2-In. Impact Wrench with Detent Pin Anvil (Bare)$259
DCF923BATOMIC™ Compact Series™ 20V MAX* 3/8-In.Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil (Bare)$259
DCF923P2Includes Tool, (2) 20V MAX* 5.0Ah XR® Batteries (DCB205), Charger, Kit Bag, Belt Clip$479