Last month, Jet and Powermatic sponsored an event in Nashville, Tenn., at which Powermatic showed its new PM1000 (we have one in the shop that we’re currently testing). Jet unveiled a new band saw (I wrote about it in this blog) and a few other tools such as a couple of smaller lathes and a … Read more
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From the August 2011 issue #191 Buy this issue now In April 2011, I blogged about a new dust collector from JET (read it here). I also wrote about the new collector design in the August 2011 (issue #191) “Tool Test” column (download a copy here). The company hung a cone-shaped device in the housing … Read more
Congratulations to Brad Pederson from Oak Park Heights, Minn. Brad is this year’s winner of the Popular Woodworking Magazine Workshop Makeover Giveaway. Brad tells us that he has been a woodworker for more than 30 years and reading Popular Woodworking Magazine for more than 20 years. He enjoys making built-ins and kitchen cabinets, along with … Read more
A mighty small and mighty compact drill.
By Glen D. Huey
According to Apple’s Steven Jobs, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” If you ask me, he could have been talking about Festool, which is, in my opinion, the most innovative tool company out there.
When it comes to … well most anything, I’m a huge skeptic. I’m not a conspiracy theorist mind you, but I seldom believe what I hear or read. I have to be convinced. Tool manufacturers, given my position here at the magazine, are high on my watch list so when JET introduced the new Vortex … Read more