Dust Duet

Tool: The Dust Deputy – Designed for Festool [Buy Now]  & Festool 574930 CT [Buy Now] MSRP: $299.95 (Dust Deputy) $740 (Festool CT 26) Pair an Oneida mini-cyclone with a Festool vac and [...]

Picture Frame Clamp

Tool: Miter-Tight Picture Fram Clamp [Buy Now]  Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $99.99 If you’d like to make picture frames—particularly with pre-made moldings—be warned: Aligning those miters can [...]

Two-Handed Sander

Tool: 5″ Random Orbit Sander BO5041k [Buy Now]  Manufacturer: Makita MSRP: $89.00 Ever wish you had an extra handle on your sander? Not for extra pressure—that would create unwanted swirl [...]

Handyman Tool Belt

Tool: 3pc Handyman Tool Belt Set [Buy Now]  and Padded Suspenders [Buy Now] Manufacturer: ToughBuilt MSRP: $39.99 (belt) 14.99 (suspenders) The first thing I noticed when taking the ToughBuilt [...]

A Router’s Best Friend

Tool: Bench Paws Manufacturer: Platte River MSRP: $26.49 We’ve all heard of bench dogs—the devices that clamp the ends of a board to keep it from slipping—but have you heard of Bench Paws? [...]

Replaceable-Head Bits

Tool: EZ Change Bits Manufacturer: Amana MSRP: $25+ Plastic laminate and other composite materials dull even the most expensive router bits in a hurry. A busy shop that kicks out a lot of [...]

Best New Woodworking Tools of 2020

In an effort to inform our readers about the latest and greatest, Popular Woodworking has surveyed the rich landscape of tools and equipment available and made our picks of woodworking tools of [...]

WoodRiver Bevel-Edge Socket Chisels

Tool: WoodRiver Socket Chisel Manufacturer: Woodcraft MSRP: $39.99+ When WoodRiver announced its new socket chisels, I was very intrigued. Price-wise, these chisels fall into the intermediate [...]

Happy Feet

Tool: Ergo-Foam Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat Manufacturer: GelPro MSRP: $80+ If your shop has a concrete floor, you know how uncomfortable it is to stand on a hard surface all day. Your feet are sore [...]

Beadlock Pro Joinery Kit

b Tool: Beadlock Pro Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $149.99 I looked to the Beadlock Pro recently when I found myself needing four loose-tenon joints for a project – I wanted an economic but quick [...]

Steam-Bending Kit

Tool: Steam Bending Kit Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $79.99 The first hurdle in steam bending is just getting set up. How are you going to boil the water? How are you going to get the steam to the [...]

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