October 2004

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Tool Test: Sjoberg Benchtops – One Less Thing to Build

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Every woodworker needs a workbench. Building one can be a very involved project that highlights the woodworker’s skills, or it can be a quick-and-dirty 2×4 version that’s destined to be “upgraded” some day. If you’re stuck with caviar tastes...

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Tool Test: Craftsman’s New Hybrid Table Saws

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Hybrid is in. Manufacturers are working hard to offer the features of a cabinet saw at a contractor saw price, and Craftsman is right in the middle of it with three new table saws: two three-quarter enclosed base (#22104...

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Tool Test: Noden Adjust-A-Bench

By David Thiel Page: 31 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Because woodworkers come in a variety of heights, one bench height doesn’t satisfy all. And the perfect-height workbench is a moving target – the height is always wrong for some project. The Adjust-A-Bench satisfies all. From the October 2004...

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Tool Test: Dadonator Makes the Cut

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 31 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now After months of testing the new Dadonator stack dado set from Infinity Cutting Tools I’m convinced this tooling gives you a premium cut at a less-than-premium price. From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now

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Tool Test: MultiWindow Shark 240mm Japanese Saw

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 30 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Some Japanese saws fail to live up to expectations in the hands of Western woodworkers because the tools aren’t used properly or they’re used in woods that are unsuitable for that saw’s tooth design. The most frequent result of...

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Tool Test: Powermatic’s Feature-laden 14″ Band Saw

By David Thiel Page: 30 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Powermatic’s 14″ band saw has all the bells and whistles, but you’re going to have to assemble a bunch of them, so plan for a day in the shop. And although it’s a little pricey, this is a quality...

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Endurance Test: Side-clamp Honing Guide

Ignore the naysayers. This jig produces square, sharp edges every single time. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Many of my fellow hand-tool users give me a rash of grief about my simple side-clamp honing guide, which has been a fixture on my workbench since...