Hot New Tools: Foam Fingered Jig

Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, senior editor - 03-14-2017

FeatherPRO Featherboard by Bow Products Foam fingers are a common sight at football games, but Bow Products deserves the Super Bowl ring for bringing them into the workshop. Unlike the wooden or plastic fingers on other jigs, the FeatherPRO employs a strip of high-density foam that is cut to...

Hot New Tools: Titebond Quick & Thick and Dap Rapid Fuse Wood Adhesive

Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, senior editor - 01-17-2017

Woodworkers don’t need a degree in theoretical physics to understand the relativity of time; particularly, how a clock spins faster as a deadline approaches. Waiting for glue to dry can be a major frustration. Titebond and DAP have recently introduced two new glues that can help you get to the fin...

Hot New Tools: REAXX, the new super-safe tablesaw from Bosch

Tim Snyder - 09-01-2016

The tablesaw is usually the most important tool in a woodworking shop. It’s also the most dangerous—prompting an average of 33,000 emergency room visits per year in the U.S. and about 4,000 amputations. With statistics like these, it’s easy to recognize the significance of a saw that offers fl...

Hot New Tools: Price-Smart Power Tool Partner

Tim Snyder - 07-11-2016

These days, I think that a tool-triggered (TT) vacuum is a must-have item in any well-equipped workshop. Whether it’s hooked up to a router table, a random-orbit sander, or a track saw, this mobile vac dramatically cuts cleanup time while also significantly reducing the amount of airborne sawdust ...

How New Tools: Super Simple Sprayer

Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, senior editor - 07-11-2016

Wagner Home Décor Paint Sprayer Typically, stepping into spray finishing is a serious investment. If you own a large compressor (20 gal.), you can buy a HVLP gun, if you don’t, a stand-alone spray system will set you back $300-$500. With that in mind, I wasn’t expecting much from an $80...

Hot New Tools: Bye-Bye Burns

Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, senior editor - 07-11-2016

SNAPPY Roto-Stop Rotating Countersink Stop Collar Countersink bits are great time-savers because they can drill a pilot hole and countersink (or counterbore) in one step. These bits come equipped with depth stops, but the problem with a basic fixed-ring collar is that it spins with the bit. ...

Hot New Tools: Triton’s Workcentre

Tim Snyder - 06-16-2016

Triton is an Australian company that has been making power tools and related accessories since 1976. The distinctive orange color of Triton routers, saws, and sanders is probably better known in Europe than it is here in the U.S., but that could be about to change. I recently had a chance to try ou...

Hot New Tools: Top Dog Paint

Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, senior editor - 05-04-2016

A paint that doesn’t require standard surface-prep steps like stripping off old finish, sanding, or priming might sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. Labelled under different monikers depending on the manufacturer, these hassle-free “furniture paints” are specially formulated to adhere ...

Hot New Tools: Festool ETS EC Series

Tim Snyder - 03-21-2016

Today, many tool manufacturers are taking advantage of brushless technology to make portable power tools lighter and more compact, without any appreciable power loss. A brushless electric motor has other advantages, too: low vibration and greater longevity. Not surprisingly, Festool has developed a ...

Hot New Tools: Norton ProSand Multi-Air Sanding Discs

Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk - 01-14-2016

More Grit Norton has found a way to get more from less. Suitable for use with any 5" or 6" random-orbit sander, Norton’s ProSand hook-and-loop pads sport a unique pattern of tiny laser-cut holes that create a “vortex effect” to draw debris away from the work more efficiently than the l...

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