Know Your Tools

>Biscuit Joiner

Biscuit Joiner

A biscuit joiner (a.k.a. plate joiner) is a good choice... Read more
>Screwdrivers

Screwdrivers

There are dozens of different types of screwdrivers on the... Read more
>Angle grinders

Angle grinders

The wide range of accessories available for angle grinders make... Read more
>Battery-powered generators

Battery-powered generators

While portable battery-powered generators (BPGs) deliver less power than fuel-powered... Read more
>Card scrapers and burnishers

Card scrapers and burnishers

A very simple tool, the edge of a card scraper... Read more
>Fuel-powered portable generators

Fuel-powered portable generators

What you need to know about fuel-powered portable... Read more
>Hammers

Hammers

While hammers and mallets perform similar functions, the major difference... Read more
>Oscillating Multi-Tool

Oscillating Multi-Tool

An OMT operates by high-speed oscillation, rather than rotating or... Read more
>Reciprocating Saws

Reciprocating Saws

The reciprocating (a.k.a. recip) saw is the preferred choice for... Read more
>Spoon-Carving Tools

Spoon-Carving Tools

Get the Most Out of Your Spoon-Carving... Read more
>Jigsaws

Jigsaws

A jigsaw can make many types of cuts in a... Read more
>Router Bits

Router Bits

Router bits can do so many things in a woodworking... Read more
>Shoulder Planes

Shoulder Planes

An unsung hero of a hand tool woodworker's kit, the... Read more
>Rasps and Files

Rasps and Files

Files and rasps allow you to carefully remove small amounts... Read more
>Western Style Handsaws

Western Style Handsaws

Know Your Tools: Western Style... Read more
>Sharpening Stones

Sharpening Stones

If a hand tool isn't working well consider the sharpness... Read more
>Combination Square

Combination Square

Know Your Tools: This simple looking tool has a lot... Read more
>Track saws

Track saws

A track saw (aka ‘plunge saw’) is a type of... Read more
>Trim Routers

Trim Routers

Not only great for trimming plastic laminate, trim routers are... Read more
>Belt sanders

Belt sanders

These aggressive sanding machines can work wonders in the shop... Read more
>Chainsaws

Chainsaws

If you have trees on your property a chainsaw can... Read more
>Spokeshaves

Spokeshaves

Spokeshaves are as fun to use as they are functional.... Read more
>Japanese Saws

Japanese Saws

A Japanese saw is a finely crafted tool that creates... Read more
>Benchtop CNC routers

Benchtop CNC routers

You can think of a benchtop CNC machine as an... Read more
>Chisels

Chisels

A very simple tool, the chisel’s job is to accurately... Read more
>Benchtop Thickness Planer

Benchtop Thickness Planer

Also called lunchbox planers, a benchtop thickness planer is a... Read more
>Hollow chisel mortiser

Hollow chisel mortiser

Know Your Tools: Hollow Chisel Mortiser. Invest in premium bits; they’ll... Read more
>Block plane

Block plane

Get the Most Out of Your Block Plane. These are... Read more
>Random Orbit Sanders

Random Orbit Sanders

Get the Most Out Of Your Random Orbital... Read more
>Jointers

Jointers

Get the Most Out Of Your Jointer. Jointers are available... Read more
>Cordless Drill/Drivers

Cordless Drill/Drivers

Get the Most Out of Your Cordless Drill/Driver. Compact drill/drivers... Read more
>Lathes

Lathes

Get the most out of your... Read more
>Bandsaw

Bandsaw

Bandsaws are versatile shop machines that don’t take up much... Read more
>Routers

Routers

With a stationary (aka fixed-base) router, the cutting depth remains... Read more
>Drill press

Drill press

To drill straight and true holes quickly, easily, and consistently,... Read more
>Table Saws

Table Saws

Also called a variety saw because of all the operations... Read more
>Cyclone Dust Collectors

Cyclone Dust Collectors

Cyclone collectors are more efficient at handling wood chips and... Read more
>Dado Sets

Dado Sets

A dado set is not for cutting workpieces to size,... Read more
>Brad Nailers

Brad Nailers

Brad nailers are among the most pop­ular pneumatic tools in... Read more
>Compact air compressors

Compact air compressors

Compact air compressors can power a range of tools, including... Read more