A Hoseline Clothesline

There’s nothing more annoying than a vacuum hose dragging on the bench when you’re working with a router, sander or other power tool. These big hoses always seem to hang up on workpieces and [...]

Take Control of Wood Dust

Sponsored by Oneida Air Systems 2020 has many of us spending more time than ever in the workshop. Whether it’s sketching out your newest build or taking the next steps towards finishing a piece, [...]

Vacuum Upgrade

I often use my shop vacuum for dust collection on hand-held power tools. Two things annoy me about most vacs, though. First, they’re really noisy. Second, when the vac gets full—and that can [...]

Metabo HPT Cordless Vacuum Contender

Tool: 36V MultiVolt Wet/Dry Vacuum-Pod Style Manufacturer: Metabo HPT MSRP: $499 (bare tool) As I replace old and worn out tools, I’ve made it my goal to find a cordless equivalent. Their [...]

Vac/Dust Extractor Combo

Tool: DWV012 10 Gal wet/dry vac Manufacturer: DeWalt Price: $470 Wouldn’t it be swell to have a vac that could both clean your shop and suck dust from portable power tools? That’s the [...]

Clean Shop Tricks

Every little bit helps when trying to keep your shop and tools clean. That’s why we’ve compiled some of our favorite tips all in one place. Mobile Suction My dust collector, though [...]

Vacuum/Dust Collector Hybrid

Tool: Makita VC4710 Manufacturer: Makita Price: $529 Dust collection is a higher priority than ever before for most woodworkers. It’s not just about keeping the shop clean, of course. [...]

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