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 […]
A few people have asked about where to find the new Rockwell JawStand. It looks like it was just added to Woodcraft’s catalog, which is great because their $15 off $75 and free shipping promo is still ongoing. The JawStand is priced at $70, so you’ll need $5 of “fillers” to take advantage of the […]
ToolGuyd contributor and frequent commentor JeffD made this very awesome hex bit holder out of oak. The wood bit organizer is made from 2″x2″ red oak stock and is finished with a chestnut stain. Jeff designed the holder to store up to 20 1/4″ hex-shanked bits. I particularly like the nice beveled corners of the holder. The […]
As we mentioned yesterday, Delta is introducing a brand new drill press designed to offer a complete package of features for woodworkers with ease of use, accuracy, and capacity in mind. It features a patent-pending auto-tensioning belt drive system, full 6-inch quill stroke, and an oversized table. The belt drive system is designed for easy […]
Delta recently introduced several new additions to its woodworking product lineup. New products include an 18-inch drill press (18-900L), 13-inch portable thickness planer (22-590), a low voltage Unisaw table saw (36-L552LVC), a 20-inch variable speed scroll saw (40-690), a 1-1/2 HP dust collector (50-786), and several premium full-kerf melamine woodworking saw blades. There’s a lot to […]
Okay, so a few months ago I started receiving junk mail from the Woodworkers Guild of America. It all began with a “free gift” DVD that I promptly threw out. The fine print said to keep it without obligation, return it, or discard it. Since then, I’ve been receiving “return the DVD or pay for it” […]
Coptool (of Ohio Power Tool) just broke the news that Bosch will soon be releasing a new woodworking router spindle (MRC23EVSK), complete with redesigned plunge and fixed bases. Bosch has earned themselves a solid reputation amongst woodworkers with their current 1617 series routers. From the looks of it, Bosch outdid themselves and their new feature-rich routers […]
Woodcraft has temporarily lowered the price on their WoodRiver parallel clamp set. Included in the set are two 24″ clamps, two 40″ clamps, and a set of 4 clamp blocks. The sale price on this set is $100 (previously $166), and the discount expires on June 26th or until supplies run out. Here’s a relatively positive review by […]
Judging by the attention it’s been receiving lately, Bosch’s new GCM12SD Axial-Glide sliding dual-bevel miter saw must have been the crown jewel of their media event. Bosch’s engineers managed to increase the work capacity of this miter saw while shrinking its footprint, making it a compact high-performance monster of a saw.
Need to drill rows of shelf pins but cannot justify spending $130 for Woodpeckers’ new Shelf Pin Drilling Jig? Well, you’re in luck – Woodpeckers has just announced a new combo shelf pin template. This 3/8″ phenolic template has both inch (1/4″) and metric (5mm) spaced holes. Template holes are 3/8″ diameter and accept Snappy […]
From now thru the 6th, Rockler is offering a coupon code good for 15% off your entire order. There are quite a few exclusions, which are listed below. Even with shipping fees, the discount drops the prices of quite a few products to well below their competitors’ pricing. Shop Rockler, and Enter Coupon code: V0763 […]
We’ve talked about Rockler’s Bench Cookies before, and even the new rebranded set by Bench Dog. These nifty hockey puck-sized non-marring workpiece elevators are great for many types of jobs – painting, routing, sanding, drilling, and the list goes on. We love ’em, and have been seeing many positive user reviews about them on the […]
Bosch’s popular woodworking router comes with 1/4″ and 1/2″ collets, but what if you want to use different shanked burs and bits? We found that replacement collets were available by 3rd party manufacturers, such as Galaxy Products.
It looks like Starrett recently released a new ProSite miter saw protractor, the 505P-7. The new 7″ protractor is made from plastic and includes the same angle-finding features and laser-engraved scales as the aluminum versions. Because it’s made from plastic, the 505P-7 is about half the price of Starrett’s aluminum miter saw protractors, at about […]