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Clint Using a Table Saw

Table Saw Guide: How to Use a Table Saw

The heart of most woodworking shops is a table saw. Even when you have the choice of using a Festool track saw, panel saw, or any of the various types of miter saws, the table saw still reigns king for most woodworkers. Of all the tools, the best table saws provide tons of versatility. With […]

Review9.6(out of 10)

Ryobi Cordless Narrow Crown Stapler Review | P361

A rock solid tool with a price that wont break the bank Could you benefit from a battery-powered narrow crown stapler? We got our hands on the Ryobi 18V cordless narrow crown stapler (P361) to see if it might make for a good investment. At first glance, it looks like an affordable solution for DIYers […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Ryobi P321 Brand Nailer

Ryobi Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review | P321

Ryobi Improves Its Cordless Brad Nailer with an Updated Model Out of the five Ryobi nailers and staplers I have bought, the one I reach for most often is my Ryobi Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer. Ryobi refreshed many of their cordless nailers, including the handy Ryobi P326 16ga nailer as well as their narrow […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Ryobi Cordless Nailer

Ryobi P326 16 GA Finish Nailer Review

Ryobi updates their 18V Cordless Finish Nailer Driving 16 to 15 gauge nails between 0.75-inch to 2.5-inch, finish nailers are extremely useful on the jobsite or around the house. They are great at installing door casings, crown molding, window sills, and other carpentry jobs where strength is important. We use brad nailers for trim that […]

Powertec Dust Collector inlet

Powertec Wall Mounted Dust Collector Review | DC5370

Powertec’s wall mounted dust collector is designed for small woodshops that have outgrown using a shop-vac as a dust collector When you step up to larger tools as I did recently when buying a Jet 14-inch bandsaw, you find they have larger dust ports. My bandsaw has two 4-inch dust ports. Using a shop-vac for […]

GENERAL CEILING SMART AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM | 10-1000

General Ceiling Smart Air Filtration System | 10-1000

Keep your workshop safer and cleaner with this award winning industrial air purifer When it comes to keeping your shop clean, a dust collector goes a long way to solving that problem. It still needs help though. For keeping your lungs healthy, even the best dust collection systems fall short. Air Purifiers are designed to […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Metabo HPT Trim Router

Metabo HPT Cordless Trim Router Review | M1808DAQ4

Metabo HPT releases a companion to the world’s first cordless 1/2″ full-size router Metabo HPT cordless trim router (M1808DAQ4) is a great little router coming on the heels of the company’s release of the world’s first cordless full-size 1/2-inch router. The two routers complement each other quite nicely. The 1/2-inch Metabo HPT 36V Cordless Plunge […]

Avoid back pain on jobsite

Preventing Back Pain on the Jobsite

It happened again this week. I woke up and could hardly move. Somehow I had thrown my back out again while I slept. This is an old injury that bites me periodically—about once a year. That’s life after you turn 50 years old! As my Grandfather always said, “Getting old ain’t for sissies.” As I am […]

Square

How to Use a Combination Square

If I could have only one woodworking measuring and layout tool, other than a tape measure, it would be a 12” combination square. It is, without a doubt, the most versatile layout tool I own. A speed square comes in a close second. Some of the many uses for a combination square are not immediately […]