Article Index David Thiel

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Tool Test: Bridgewood MS-25T Tilt Head Mortiser

By David Thiel Page: 33 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Dedicated mortising machines aren’t necessary for all woodworkers. But if mortises are an important part of your woodworking, especially if you happen to enjoy making chairs, there’s no machine that will save you as much time as a tilting-head...

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Tool Test: Porter-Cable’s New Routers Cover All the Bases

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Porter-Cable’s new router system is playing catch-up with its multi-base kit competitors, but now it has not only caught up, it has surpassed them in many ways. This system sports a variable-speed, soft-start, 12-amp motor with electronic feedback to...

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Endurance Test: Excalibur Sliding Table

By David Thiel Page: 30 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Alittle more than seven years ago we added an Excalibur sliding table to the cabinet saw in the Popular Woodworking shop. Because we deal with both solid wood and oversized sheet goods, we knew a sliding table would prove...

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13″ Portable Planers

We test 7 premium machines to find out which one belongs in your shop. By David Thiel Pages: 57-61 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Since our last review of portable planers in 2001, several manufacturers have introduced 13″-wide machines, and a couple even have two feeding speeds. So it...

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Tool Test: DeWalt DC500 Cordless Vacuum

By David Thiel Page: 33 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Let’s say this right up front: Unless you need a wet/dry vacuum that is cordless there are more affordable options than the new DeWalt DC500. However, if you need ultimate portability without a cord, DeWalt has put everything in...

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Tool Test: FastCap TriTape Includes Notepad and Sharpener

By David Thiel Page: 33 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now When you check something with a tape measure, your next action is most likely writing down a dimension. For that you need a sharp pencil and a notepad. The TriTapes from FastCap make this routine easy. Available in 16′...