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May 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


woodworking

Festool Domino Connector Range

Festool Domino Connectors KV-SYS D8

In a perfect world, we’d conveniently build furniture and casework at our shops with the workflow set up just the way we like it. Then we’d pack it up for easy transport, unload it without a hitch, and carry it gently to its installation point. What a breeze, right? That’s a far cry from reality, […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Hitachi C12RSH2

Metabo HPT C12RSH2 Miter Saw Review (Hitachi C12RSH2)

The Metabo HPT C12RSH2 comes with some street cred, and some big shoes to fill. It’s the second iteration of Metabo HPT’s cult classic C12RSH that has since been discontinued. When Metabo HPT originally designed the original C12RSH, they gained a loyal following of woodworkers by offering forward-thinking features. Fine adjustment knobs for both bevel […]

Festool Edge Bander KA 65 Conturo Review

Festool Edge Bander KA 65 Conturo Review

As a carpenter who specializes in custom cabinetry and built-ins, I find a new tool’s versatility to be one of my top priorities. I don’t often add a tool to my shop if it can’t perform more than 3 or 4 functions. My router, for example, has 4 different base attachments. This allows me to […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Makita 7.2V Drill DF012D

Makita 7.2V Drill DF012D: A Low Power Screwdriver for Pros

Lately, Makita has been on a tear in the cordless category with their new AWS system, Rear-Handle Saw, SDS-Max Rotary Hammer, and much more. It’s not all about the 18V LXT battery platform, though. A couple of tools in lower voltages got my attention. Today’s subject is the new Makita 7.2V Drill – the DF012D. […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Ryobi 15-Piece Router Bit Set

Ryobi 15-Piece Router Bit Set Review

Nothing puts the finishing touches on a woodworking project quite like a nicely routed edge. But router bits do more than just increase the aesthetic form of a piece. They also work for cutting dados, rabbets, and mortises. With a little patience and a quality bit, quite literal run-of-the-mill stock can be transformed into beautiful and functional […]

Jord Dover Ebony and Copper Pillow

Jord Dover Ebony and Copper Review

Jord Wooden Watches made an impression on us earlier this year when Clint took a look at their Fieldcrest model. It brought out attention to the beautifully crafted wood band and watch case along with carefully selected materials complement it. Now we have the opportunity to look at the limited edition Jord Dover Ebony & Copper model. […]

Kreg Jig K5 Master System

Kreg Jig K5 Master System Preview

Kreg Jig K5 Master System Set to Launch in September Kreg introduced the K5 Pocket Hole Jig a couple of years ago. Users raved about some of the improvements that had been made over the K4, particularly the front mounted clamp handle. Kreg tells us that the K5 is the culmination of the best that […]

AWFS 2015 Featured Image

AWFS 2015: Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers Show

AWFS 2015 Shows Off New Products and Outstanding Craftsmanship For the most part, woodworking trade shows are regional, but once a year there is a show that garners national attention. This year, it was AWFS 2015 (Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers) in Las Vegas. Vegas in July? Yep, you guessed it. It was HOT. A strange […]

Rockler I-Semble Shelf Blocks in 6×8 and 6×13 Sizes

We’ve liked how easy Rockler made it to create custom shelving out of hardwood and some accessories, and now the company has just added two new sizes of I-Semble Shelf Blocks. Two new Rockler I-Semble Shelf Blocks sizes (6″ x 8″ and 6″ x 13″) join the existing 10″ x 13″ model and let you […]