Best New Tools: 2006

By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 60-65

From the December 2006 issue #159
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I’ve been attending tool shows to see new woodworking machinery and hand tools for 10 years now, but the 2006 vintage will be remembered as a very good one for years to come. In fact, we typically honor 12 tools every year, but this year we expanded it to 16 tools and we still had to fight to keep it from ballooning to 20 tools (or more).

Tool manufacturers have been a busy bunch. For proof of that, you need look no further than Steel City Tool Works. I could be wrong, but I doubt if I’ll ever get to see another woodworking show where a new company launches an entire line of truly new machines all at once.

From the December 2006 issue #159
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