Cabinet Jack and Claw

How to use a cabinet jack and claw

If you haven’t installed cabinets before you probably don’t know the benefits of a cabinet jack and claw. While ominous sounding, a cabinet claw is a bi-directional clamp for gripping face frames. And a cabinet jack is a tool to hold upper cabinets in place so the installers hands are free. As you can guess, combining these tools gives you a way to suspend cabinets in place, clamp them and then install the cabinet screws. And without these tools you’ll …

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Best Cabinet Hardware Jig

Guide to the best cabinet hardware jig (2021 hands on review)

Drilling holes in cabinets without a cabinet hardware jig is risky. Will the holes be the same door-to-door? What prevents the drill bit from wandering in the grain? In this guide learn what the best cabinet hardware jigs are and how to use them. Hey, it’s tempting to free-hand cabinet knobs and handles. I know, I’ve done it. But while I’ve drilled thousands of drawers and have a few decades experience to occasionally skip a jig, for DIY’ers one way …

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Tools To Make Cabinet Doors

Guide to tools to make cabinet doors [20 Pro Picks]

Cabinet doors are deceptively tricky to make. In fact, it’s one part having the right tools to make cabinet doors is needed, and a second part having the experience in using them. In this article learn what tools you’ll need and some tips on how to use them. I’ve made thousands of cabinet doors and it’s my favorite part of cabinetry. While nailing cabinet boxes together is enjoyable, the final sanding of a well made door is mroe satisfying.  But, …

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Best Cabinet Making Tools

7 Cabinet Making Tools Every Workshop Needs

Looking for the essential cabinet making tools for your next project? In this article I’ll share the tools I’ve used to build countless kitchens and furniture pieces. And, along the way, show you a few woodworking tips as well. Cabinet making doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, most basic cabinets can be built with just a handful of tools and the proper know-how. Over my time woodworking I’ve been fortunate enough to build cabinets in a small professional workshop …

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