Tools and Reviews
Here you'll learn how to use power tools and hand tools to full advantage in your woodworking shop. These include the table saw, jointer, bandsaw, mitersaw, CNC machine and others.
More so than the brand of saw blade, getting the correct type of blade determines whether you’ll get a quality cut.
Often the first hand tool many woodworkers learn to use, a block plane helps you clean up an edge or trim a part to fit in no time flat.
For precisely drilled holes, you can’t beat a drill press if the workpiece fits on it.
According to the old adage, “When you buy an expensive tool, you only cry once, but a cheap tool will make you cry every time you use it.”
Like any emerging technology, CNC routers continue to improve and come down in price. No wonder these seemingly magical machines are finding their way into more home woodshops.
Because they look different than steel-body Western planes, Japanese hand planes (kanna) may seem like primitive mystery tools used only by esoteric craftsmen.
When you need to set a router bit or saw blade to a precise cutting depth, use one of these handy accessories for can’t-miss measurements.