October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

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's Ceiling Air Filtration System

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 […]


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 […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Metabo HPT Saw

Metabo HPT Cordless Jigsaw Review | CJ36DAQ4

A Good Jigsaw with One Standout Feature No Other Company Has Extremely well built and with power to spare, the 36V Metabo HPT cordless jigsaw (CJ36DAQ4) has plenty to like about it. It has all the usual features you would expect from a top-quality saw and very few downsides. As of August 2021, Metabo HPT […]

Drawing Circles and arcs

How to Draw Circles, Arcs, and Curves in Wood for Woodworking

As we conclude the series on woodworking measuring and marking tools, this time we are focusing on how to draw circles, arcs, and curves in wood. When doing woodworking projects we often use a compass, dividers, and circle templates. There is more to these tools than just drawing circles.  How to Draw Circles and Arcs […]