Article Index David Thiel

Tool Test: Porter-Cable’s New Routers Cover All the Bases

By David Thiel Page: 32 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Porter-Cable’s new router system is playing catch-up with its multi-base kit competitors, but now it has not only caught up, it has surpassed them in many ways. This system sports a variable-speed, soft-start, 12-amp motor with...

Endurance Test: Excalibur Sliding Table

By David Thiel Page: 30 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Alittle more than seven years ago we added an Excalibur sliding table to the cabinet saw in the Popular Woodworking shop. Because we deal with both solid wood and oversized sheet goods, we knew a sliding...

13″ Portable Planers

We test 7 premium machines to find out which one belongs in your shop. By David Thiel Pages: 57-61 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Since our last review of portable planers in 2001, several manufacturers have introduced 13″-wide machines, and a couple even have two feeding...

Tool Test: DeWalt DC500 Cordless Vacuum

By David Thiel Page: 33 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Let’s say this right up front: Unless you need a wet/dry vacuum that is cordless there are more affordable options than the new DeWalt DC500. However, if you need ultimate portability without a cord, DeWalt has...

Tool Test: Milwaukee’s V28 System – Nearly Corded

By David Thiel Page: 84 From the December 2005 issue #152 Buy this issue now Who needs 28 volts of power? Me – especially if it’s sized like an 18 volt and will let me use a cordless circular saw that feels like a corded saw! The Milwaukee V28, lithium-ion-powered system...