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Woodworking in America Give-a-ways

Each year at Woodworking in America (WIA) there are prizes awarded in the marketplace. You know we have give-a-ways in the cards this year as well. But this year we upped our game – technically SawStop and JET upped our game, one great prize awarded to a WIA participant simply for attending the conference,...

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The Next Generation of Woodworkers

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...

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Shop-made Vortex Dust Collector Woks On

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...

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Workshop Makeover Giveaway Winner

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...

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Tool Test: Festool CXS Drill-driver

A mighty small and mighty compact drill. By Glen D. Huey Pages:16-18 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. BLOG: Read about new tools from Festool. VIDEO: See a...

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JET’s Vortex Dust Collector

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...