The convenience and availability of ready-to-use lumber from big-box stores make it an attractive option. Learn to find the good stuff, and then how to make it work hard in your shop.
Short on clamps? Use custom-made wedges to draw together glue joints.
Consider these strategies for improving task lighting in areas where you’re actually working.
Tablesaw blades come in a wide variety of styles and designs, but they generally fall into one of three categories: rip, crosscut, or general-purpose.
A radial-arm saw blade spews loads of material behind it. But with our catch-all dust collector, you can contain the mess, and route it into your dust collection system.
Here’s how to make a jointer and planer pay for themselves.
Let Mother Nature be your co-designer as you build dazzling projects with wavy edges, bristly burrs, bark inclusions, and other “flaws” that give wood a look of unrefined beauty.
Compared to the versatility of the tablesaw and jointer, the planer is a one-trick pony. Its only purpose in life is to machine opposite faces of stock parallel with each other and to a desired thickness. Of course, even a pony has to learn its one trick well before you put it through its paces—and the same goes for a planer.
A jointer requires fewer adjustments than a tablesaw—just three or four, depending on the design of your machine.