Article Index Popular Woodworking Staff

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SawStop Cabinet Saw

What we like (and dislike) about this revolutionary machine. By the Popular Woodworking staff Pages: 86-87 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now A safe table saw – that’s the holy grail of woodworking machinery, and that’s how many woodworkers view the SawStop cabinet saw. We’ve spent the last three months...

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Best New Tools: 2008

By the Popular Woodworking Editorial Staff Pages: 55-59 From the December 2008 Issue #173 Buy this issue now Before I started working at this magazine, I saw tools as things that came in boxes. But during the last 12 years, my view has changed. I now see tools as triumphs of marketing, engineering or...

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Lithium-ion Drills

We test more powerful, less weighty designs that are powered by new battery technology. By the Popular Woodworking Staff Pages: 68-72 From the April 2008 issue #168 Buy this issue now In December 2005 (issue #152), Popular Woodworking tested 14.4-volt drills and used the results to determine if moving up from a 12v drill...

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Best New Tools: 2004

By the Popular Woodworking staff Pages: 61-65 Every year, the Best New Tools article is the one that everyone on the staff looks forward to. Each editor picks his or her favorite tools introduced during the calendar year and makes a list that’s passed around. Then we have to defend our recommendations to the...

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Insidious Mistakes

There are many things we do wrong but we don’t know they’re wrong. By the Popular Woodworking staff Pages: 88-92 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now In woodworking there are two kinds of mistakes: There’s the garden-variety gaffe where we simply cut a board too short or botch a dimension,...