Perfect Finishing Lights

Tool: Work Light with Bluetooth Speaker Shop Now   Manufacturer: Infinity X1 MSRP: $39.99 (set of 2) One of the easiest ways to improve the quality of surface finishes like polyurethane is [...]

Inexpensive Shop Assistant

Tool: Leg-Up Shop Now   Manufacturer: Gorilla Gripper MSRP: $54.90 Most of us know all too well the hassles of working with large sheets of plywood. You get home from the lumberyard, drag [...]

The Convenient Dremel

Tool: 7350 Rotary Tool Shop Now   Manufacturer: Dremel MSRP: $29.99 (includes grinding stone, 2x sanding bands, felt polishing wheel, mandrel, and USB cable.) A few years ago I reorganized [...]

Ridgid Oscillating Sander Review

Tool: Oscillating Edge Belt Spindle Sander R4840 Shop Now   Manufacturer: Rigid MSRP: $299 One of the best value tools for the home shop (in my mind) has just got an upgrade. For years, the [...]

Dremel 3-in-1 Laser Measurer Review

Tool: 3-In-1 Digital Laser Measurer Shop Now   Manufacturer: Dremel MSRP: $79 Dremel recently released a new 3-in-1 digital measurer that would be a great addition to a carpenter’s [...]

Ryobi Track Saw Review

A tale of two components. Tool: Track Saw Shop Now  (Available in late April) Manufacturer: Ryobi MSRP: $329.99 (bare tool + track) $399.99 (tool + track + 4ah battery & charger) The new [...]

A Small but Mighty Handle for Augur Bits

One of the most exciting new tools that my students and I got to try and use this year was the 6 Piece Bushcraft Survival Auger Kit with T-Handle and 5 Auger Bits in Tool Roll from WoodOwl. The [...]

Lixie Dead Blow Mallet

Tool: 30oz Dead Blow Hammer Shop Now  Manufacturer: Lixie MSRP:$68 Well-fit joinery (not too loose, not too tight) and well-planned glue-ups rarely need much persuasion – but I am not always [...]

ISOtunes FREE Aware Review

Tool: FREE Aware Bluetooth Earbuds Shop Now  Manufacturer: ISOtunes MSRP:$199.99 I’ve written before about the impressive ISOtunes Aware headphones, which use a built-in microphone [...]

Big Horn Bench Dogs

Tool: Small Bench Dog Shop Now  Manufacturer: Big Horn MSRP:$15 (set of 2) Any decent workbench with a face vise will allow you to easily work the ends and edges of stock, but finding an [...]

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