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
Dewalt is releasing a new LED work light (DCL510) as part of their upcoming 12V MAX compact cordless tool product family. Its single LED (I believe it’s a CREE) outputs 130 lumens of light, and the entire head rotates 360° and pivots 180° (give or take). The work light is also magnetic and featutes a kick […]
A few recurring issues have led us to issue this open note to retailers and sales representatives.
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. […]
The first ever Craftsman Experience store opened this evening in Chicago. Designed to be a DIY and enthusiast haven, the Craftsman Experience will feature Craftsman tools as far as the eye can see, with most if not all tools available for hands-on demos. There will be a workshop and space for projects, how-to clinics, demonstrations, restorations, […]
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.
Starrett sent us a heads-up a little while back introducing their new full line catalog (#32). The new 550+ page catalog features more than 5,000 Starrett products including precision measuring tools, metrology equipment, saw blades, granite surface plates and tools.
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.
Red Toolbox’s T010-F workbench is a fold-away tool center meant for use by children, and yet it incorporates many well though out features that I can see being very handy for adult use. It has a 24″ x 17.5″ work surface, built-in tool storage, an integrated vise, and what appears to be a somewhat sturdy steel […]
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 […]
When working on some small parts the other day, I pulled out my trusty Bausch & Lomb watchmaker’s loupe. With a 4x magnification, this loupe provides an ample field of view and depth of focus. For greater magnification needs, I head on over to a 10-40x opical inspection microscope, although I’m considering a digital USB microscope for future […]
We have been having a bit of discussion lately as to what constitutes a “normal” adjustable wrench. In my mind, a normal wrench may not necessarily be a good one. You know the kind, those 3-for-$15 sets you find at the bargain bin at the local home improvement store during peak winter holiday and Father’s Day […]
Official word just came out that Ideal Industries has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase certain assets of SK Hand Tools. The headline of the press release is also very reassuring: Ideal expands its commitment to its Made in America mission by keeping manufacuring of iconic tool brand in the United States. This may […]
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 […]
Over at Amazon, their “deal of the day” is Makita’s compact cordless tool combo kit. This kit includes a 10.8V 1/4″ hex driver and an impact driver, for $125 (normally $160 and up). The combo also includes a charger (of course), 2 batteries, and hard shell storage case. The drill/driver features 2-speed settings (0-350, 0-1300 rpm), […]
We’ve received a few emails over the past few months asking about where to buy the new cordless Rockwell Sonicrafter oscillating multi-tool (RK2514K2). The cordless tool kit is now available via Woodcraft and Amazon, for $170. This cordless Sonicrafter is Rockwell’s first foray into the compact 12-volt lithium ion power tool market, but other tools such as […]
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 […]