Category: Tool Reviews | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Tool Test: Veritas Shooting Board

Shooting boards are typically pretty simple. A bench will have several variations nearby, but there are plenty of times when I have wanted a few more boards. This is where the Veritas Shooting [...]

Tool Review: Bessey GearKlamp

The Bessey GearKlamp is designed to reach into places that just weren’t possible with your average bar clamp or f-clamp. Today on the blog, David Lyell gives us his review.

Tool Review: Mirka Iridium Abrasives

The new Mirka Iridium abrasive paper has proven to be a workhorse in the Popular Woodworking shop. I’ve used it on several builds and I’ve found myself not dreading sanding quite as much.

Easy-to-Install Planing Stop

Traditionally, installing a planing stop on your bench involves a big square mortise and a recess for the stop to lay flush with the top when it’s not in use. I didn’t want to modify my bench [...]

Tool News: Makita Cordless Router Kit

Tool: 18V LXT Brushless Cordless Compact Router Kit Manufacturer: Makita Price: $350, buy it here Trim routers are quickly becoming a standard item in cordless lineups. It’s hard to beat the [...]

Tool Test: Milwaukee Cordless Chainsaw

Tool: M18 FUEL Brushless Chain Saw Manufacturer: Milwaukee Tool Street Price: $400, buy it here I made the switch to battery-powered chainsaws for my tree service work in 2011 when pro-duty [...]

Veritas Pocket Plane

A few weeks ago Veritas tools (Lee Valley) released their most recent plane. The squirrel-looking plane (there are actually two versions of it: a limited edition stainless steel, and a continuous [...]


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