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Tame Tear-Out in Figured Wood

Dimension wild-grained species with confidence using these tips.

Pneumatic pin, brad, and finish nailers make project assembly as simple as pulling a trigger. But these tools can also lead to costly (and painful) goofs if used improperly. Follow these pointers to get the most from any pneumatic nailer.

Your benchtop planer takes a beating in normal use. Give it routine maintenance for glassy-smooth results board after board.

If you've always wanted a brad nailer or narrow-crown stapler, the time is perfect to make your dream a reality.

Resources, tips and plans for making the most of your bandsaw.

Cutting miters in crown molding can get tricky due to the compound angles involved. Here are three methods to make it a breeze.

How do you figure the length for a bandsaw that doesn't have a blade to measure from?

Increase your bandsaw's resawing capacity with a riser block and tips from this free video.

It's a dovetail showdown when hand tools stand against a dovetail router jig in this free video.

Master drill press perfection with this free video.

Get mitersaw basics along with safety tips and cutting techniques in this free video.

This free video delivers useful router table tips and techniques.

Make your planer more effective at doing its main job - planing boards to thickness - and multiply its usefulness by putting it to work in ways you might never have considered before.

Clean, lubricate, and adjust them regularly. You'll get years of faithful service in return.

If you call it a chop saw, you're not using it right.

The first step to perfect finish is to start with a smooth, scratch-free surface. To accomplish that, you'll need to know your abrasives and sanding tools. Use the articles in this category to help you do just that.

We asked Rick Hutcheson, our scrollsawing expert for the past decade, to pass along some tips for those new to the craft.

Want to make your tablesaw, drill press, and router work harder? If so, we're going to show you ways to do just that.

Are tablesaw tune-up kits really worth the money? We replaced the belt and pulley on our tablesaw for an extended test. Here are the results.

Using and selecting power tools is basic for success in the workshop. To help you better do just that, study the features in this section. While good tools are important, the skill in using them is equally critical.

These simple techniques will ensure that your jointer really earns its keep. You'll not only appreciate this workshop workhorse more, you'll get better results and great production, too.

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