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Tool Test: iVac Pro Automated Dust-control System

By Steve Shanesy Page 18 Laziness can reduce the efficiency of your dust-collection system, whether you use a shop vacuum or a centralized collector. Sometimes just walking around the machine to switch on your collector doesn’t seem worth it. Read the full article here.


Tool Test: Infinity Tools Thick-kerf, Flat-top Table Saw Blades

by Steve Shanesy Page 16 When we think table saw blades, our experience limits our thinking to rip, crosscut or combination, and 1⁄8″ kerf or thin kerf. Then there’s the number of teeth and type of grind: flat top, alternate-tooth bevel (ATB) or triple-chip. Each of these has its purpose and, if sharp, performs...


Drill Press Table

It’s accurate, easy to use and built to Steve Shanesy pages 30-32From the April 2012 issue, #196There are all manner of drill press tables and fences, from a simple 2x4 clamped to the machine’s cast iron table to ones with gadgets and gizmos galore. The latter is not my style, so when the...


Tool Test: Bessey Auto-adjust Toggle Clamps

by Steve Shanesy Page 12 From the April 2012 issue, #196 Toggle clamps are an indispensable workholding device for jigs, but they are a bit fussy to adjust to the desired height and clamp pressure. Leave it to Bessey to come up with clever innovations that give the traditional toggle clamp a big leap...


Tool Test: Kreg Shelf-pin Jig

by Steve Shanesy Page 14 From the April 2012 issue, #196 If your idea of a jig for drilling shelf-pin holes is a piece of pegboard, there’s an affordable alternative from Kreg Tool that allows you to step up your game. And even if you have moved beyond pegboard, this new jig will cut...


Tool Test: Festool ZOBO Bits

By Steve Shanesy Page: 14From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now.Until Colt came out with its aggressive Forstner bits a while back, this was a sleepy tool category. Now, Festool has introduced its own aggressive bits and taken the tool’s capability to another level. ZOBO bits have a unique feature – interchangeable centers in the...


Tool Test: BLOKKZ Universal Clamping Blocks

By Steve Shanesy Page: 16From the February 2012 issue #195. Buy the issue now.I’ve made dozens of clamping cauls over the years to address the wide variety of oddball clamping conditions we run into in the shop. Some were simple and quick to make; others took more time. Some worked perfectly; others just got me through.VIDEO:...