Woodcraft is holding a 30%-off sale on laminated maple workbench tops until November 24th. The bench tops are 1-3/4″ thick and are sanded smoth with a UV-cured acrylic finish that’s resistent to water, alcohol and solvent detergents. You can install these on a DIY workbench, or any type of home furniture project. The laminated maple slabs […]
Porter Cable’s new Quik Jig pocket hole system has recently hit stores. If you recall, the Quik Jig is a good looking pocket hole drilling jig that Porter Cable recently came out with. The Quik Jig has been praised in early reviews for its repeatability and ease of use. Given its $230 price tag, I hesitate […]
Reader Jim sent us a brief but comprehensive review of Porter Cable’s 2-speed 14″ floor-standing band saw. The saw is designed for cutting hard and soft wood, and features a 16″ x 16″ tilting cast iron work surface. Here’s what Jim had to say about the saw:
Over at Toolsnob yesterday, Doug posted a review of the Rockwell JawStand. In the review, he pointed out that the clamping mechanism is slow to adjust, and that closing it from 1-1/2″ to 3/4″ requires nearly 20 turns of the adjustment knob. This slowness is actually something that we discovered as well, but neglected to […]
Now through the end of October, Woodcraft’s 170 piece TiN coated HSS twist and brad point drill bit sets are discounted by 50%. Each set includes 19 sizes from 1/16″ to 3/8″ with 5-10 bits of each size. The brad point drill bit set is $40 on sale, and the twist bit set is $45. […]
We recently reviewed Porter Cable’s cordless 18 volt circular saw, so it was a bit of fun to follow-up with a review of their new corded 15A heavy duty sidewinder 7-1/4″ circular saw PC15TCSMK. Porter Cable designed this saw for professional use, and it does boast quite a few high-end features.
Woodpeckers just introduced a new 6″ carpenters square that has been long overdue. The square is machined from cast and ground aluminum tooling plate, features machined 90° and 45° angles and has a solid beefy base that also functions as a handle. Woodpeckers previously only offered a 12″ carpenter triangle, which is a bit large […]
Woodpeckers just announced a new taller fence to go along with their drill press table. Whereas the fence included with their drill press table package is 1/2″ tall, the new DP3 fence provides a full 3″ of support. The anodized fence is 3/8″ thick x 3″ x 3″ and 23-1/2″ long. It has a 2″ wide notch at […]
A lot of people have emailed us asking about where they can buy a Dremel Trio. Well, the new Trio, a multi-purpose pivoting-handle rotary tool previously exclusive to Home Depot for a few months, is now available for sale everywhere else. Dremel’s upcoming cordless Multi-Max oscillating tool based off a new 10.8V Lithium-Ion battery pack […]
Over at Amazon, this Delta 7 piece Forstner drill bit set (15-603) dropped in price overnight from $20 to $5. The set’s eligible for free super saver and prime shipping. Delta 7pc Forstner Drill Bit Set via Amazon
Porter Cable’s new QUIKJIG TM system (model 560) is designed to make pocket hole joinery quicker and easier than ever. The QUIKJIG is a heavy-duty bench-top tool that includes a slew of revolutionary features, including an auto-adjusting depth and thickness gauge.
The other day we introduced Dewalt’s new compact router kits. This morning I had a good question – what about Porter Cable? Dewalt and Porter Cable are sister companies, with Porter Cable being well known for their dedicated woodworking tools Scouring their recent press release archive, I noticed that Porter Cable was in fact releasing fixed and plunge base compact […]
As a follow-up to their immensely popular Bench Cookie Work Grippers, Rockler introduced a new Plus edition, and a more stylish home edition. If you have signed up for Rockler’s free catalog, you may have already seen these new Bench Cookies on the front page of this month’s catalog.
As I mentioned the other day, I recently assembled a Western Dovetail mobile tool cabinet that I had won in a contest. Most of the photos taken during the build process was during the “before” and “after” stages, but they should still be able to give you a good picture of how everything fit together. […]
Dewalt just announced the launch of a new compact router designed to combine power, ease of use and ergonomics to provide high visibility, control, and performance. These new routers are said to merge the ergonomic features and size of trim routers with the power of full-size routers to deliver both performance and jobsite versatility.
In response to our post about Jeff’s new DIY red oak hex bit holder, Scott emailed in a few tips about which types of wood are best for similar steel-bit holder projects.
Over at Amazon, there is an insane router bit sale going on. Milwaukee-branded bits, both 1/4″ and 1/2″ shanked, are selling for just $5 each. A handful of select styles are $10 each. These router bits are made for Milwaukee in Italy by Freud. Orders of $25 and up are eligible for free super saver […]
A few months ago, I won a mobile tool cabinet from a Western Dovetail Drawers on Wheels contest. I opted to receive the ready-to-assemble kit rather than the pre-assembled version, and recently put the entire thing together. A full review is in the works, but I’m too excited to wait until then to share a […]